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Supervisor Hilda Solis endorses Robert Luna for LA County Sheriff

Updated: Jul 9, 2022

For Immediate Release

June 1, 2022

Supervisor Hilda Solis endorses Robert Luna for LA County Sheriff

Long Beach - Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis has endorsed Robert Luna to be the next LA County Sheriff. Luna was Long Beach Police Chief for the past seven years, and was promoted through every rank during his 36-year tenure with the Long Beach Police Department.

“Keeping communities safe is a priority for me and I believe Chief Robert Luna is the best candidate to do so by working in partnership with the Board, other County Departments, and the community” said LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis. “Chief Luna has a track record of success as the Police Chief of Long Beach, in both reducing crime and public complaints on law enforcement misconduct. Holding law enforcement accountable and transparent to the public are also priorities for me as I believe oversight is part of public safety. Chief Luna also understands what it means to be accountable to the public and take responsibility for his department, and I’m proud to endorse him to be the next LA County 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.

“I’m so honored to receive Supervisor Solis’ endorsement for my campaign to be the next LA County Sheriff,” said Chief Luna. “I deeply admire her leadership on the Board of Supervisors and her representation of the community where I grew up, and if elected, I will partner with her and her Board colleagues to reduce crime, address our homeless crisis and restore public trust in the Sheriff’s Department.”

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.

Supervisor Solis 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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