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Councilmember Monica Rodriguez endorses Robert Luna for Sheriff

Updated: Jul 9, 2022

For Immediate Release

May 23, 2022

Long Beach – Los Angeles City Councilmember Monica Rodriguez has endorsed Robert Luna to be the next Los Angeles County Sheriff. Councilmember Rodriguez represents the 7th Council District in the San Fernando Valley and chairs the Council’s Public Safety Committee, overseeing the Los Angeles Police Department.

“As Chair of the City Council’s Public Safety Committee, I trust Chief Robert Luna to work with the LAPD to keep our communities safe, and that’s why I’m proud to endorse him to be the next Los Angeles County Sheriff,” said Councilmember Rodriguez. “Violent and property crime decreased during Chief Luna’s leadership of the Long Beach Police Department, and I know he will deliver the same results across LA County if he’s elected as our next Sheriff. I encourage all Angelenos who want safer neighborhoods to vote for Robert Luna for Sheriff.”

As Police Chief, Luna led the Long Beach Police Department towards community-centered police policies and practices modeled by the Task Force on 21st Century Policing established by President Obama. The department implemented more than 100 policy changes that improved public safety and reduced officer involved shootings and citizen complaints.

Chief Luna is the only candidate in the race who comes from outside the Sheriff’s Department, led the police department of one of California’s largest cities, and worked with law enforcement agencies across the nation on the Executive Board of the Major City Chiefs Association.

“Councilmember Monica Rodriguez is a true leader for the San Fernando Valley and in overseeing public safety in Los Angeles, and I’m humbled that she has endorsed my candidacy for LA County Sheriff,” said Chief Luna. “If elected Sheriff, I look forward to working closely with her, her council colleagues and the Los Angeles Police Department to keep the people of Los Angeles County safe.”

Chief Luna was born and raised in unincorporated East Los Angeles, an area currently represented by Supervisor Solis. Growing up, he 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 Los Angeles Times endorsed Chief Luna in an editorial published on May 8, and the Southern California News Group newspapers endorsed Chief Luna in an editorial published on May 15.

Councilmember Rodriguez joins Speaker Anthony Rendon, Congressmember Alan Lowenthal, Congressmember Tony Cardenas, Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, State Senator Lena Gonzalez, State Assemblymember Lisa Calderon, State Assemblymember Luz Rivas, BizFed, the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce and many other community leaders and organizations in endorsing Luna’s campaign for Sheriff.

The primary election for LA County Sheriff is on June 7, 2022.

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