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All Five LA County Supervisors Endorse Robert Luna for Sheriff

Updated: Sep 10, 2022

For Immediate Release

July 11, 2022


All Five LA County Supervisors Endorse Robert Luna for Sheriff

Supervisors Barger, Hahn, Kuehl, Mitchell and Solis Unite in Supporting Luna

Long Beach – Los Angeles County Supervisors Kathryn Barger, Janice Hahn, Sheila Kuehl, Holly Mitchell and Hilda Solis have announced their endorsement of Robert Luna for Sheriff. All five Supervisors are united in supporting Luna, who served as the Long Beach Police Chief for the past seven years.

The five-member Board of Supervisors is the governing body of LA County, the largest county in the United States, representing 10 million residents. Supervisor Solis endorsed Chief Luna in the Primary, and her four colleagues have joined her in endorsing him for the General Election.

“Chief Robert Luna is the right choice to keep our communities safe and restore public trust in the Sheriff’s Office, and we’re united in enthusiastically endorsing him to be the next Sheriff for LA County,” said Supervisors Barger, Hahn, Kuehl, Mitchell, and Solis in a joint statement. “Chief Luna built an impressive record in his seven years leading the Long Beach Police Department, overseeing decreases in violent crime, property crime, uses of force, and citizen complaints alleging excessive force. We trust Chief Luna to bring new, executive leadership to the Sheriff’s Department and to exercise independent judgment in his administration. We urge Los Angeles County to vote for him in the general election."

Chief Luna faces incumbent Alex Villanueva in the November general election.

“I have enormous respect for Supervisors Barger, Hahn, Kuehl, Mitchell and Solis and their work to govern our County and empower our communities, and their endorsements are very humbling and important to me,” said Chief Luna. “Their unity in supporting my candidacy is a powerful vote of confidence in my ability to provide new leadership for the Sheriff’s Department. If elected, I very much look forward to working closely with each Supervisor and their staff, to be accountable, to hear and address the concerns of LA County residents, to keep our communities safe and to ensure our law enforcement service is constitutional.”

Chief Luna was promoted through every rank during his 36-year tenure with the Long Beach Police Department. As Police Chief, he worked with law enforcement agencies across the nation on the Executive Board of the Major City Chiefs Association.

Growing up in unincorporated East Los Angeles, an area patrolled by the Sheriff’s Department, Luna saw examples of both good and bad policing, which inspired him to start a career in law enforcement and shaped his philosophy on relationship-based policing specifically in communities of color.

The five Supervisors join Congressmembers Nanette Barragan, Tony Cárdenas, Judy Chu, Ted Lieu, Alan Lowenthal, Linda Sanchez and Brad Sherman; State Senators María Elena Durazo, Lena Gonzalez and Anthony Portantino; Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Assemblymembers Lisa Calderon, Adrin Nazarian, Patrick O’Donnell and Luz Rivas; Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara; Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and the entire Long Beach City Council; BizFed, the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce and many other community leaders and organizations in endorsing Luna’s campaign for Sheriff.

The Los Angeles Times endorsed Chief Luna in an editorial published on May 8, and the Southern California News Group newspapers endorsed in an editorial published on May 15.

The general election will be on November 8, 2022.

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