SACRAMENTO - On May 16, 2018, the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Board of Directors voted unanimously to endorse Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom for California Governor.
“California needs bold, innovative, tested leadership to protect and support law enforcement, working families, the middle class and a better economy, with a plan to solve problems and get things done for all,” said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. “There are many exceptional choices on the ballot. We have watched the candidates perform admirably, but one candidate has stood out from the beginning and that’s Gavin Newsom.”
The endorsement was made during an executive session of the 2018 second quarter CSLEA Board of Directors meeting at CSLEA headquarters in Sacramento.
“CSLEA members should be very pleased with the labor-friendly candidates that have earned our endorsements in this election cycle,” said CSLEA Director and Association of Deputy Commissioners Marcus Nenn. “Often the most difficult decision has been choosing only one candidate among a field of terrific public servants.”
“The political action committee update was very thorough and shows our members we are making the best decisions on their behalf,” said CSLEA Senior Vice President and CHP-Public Safety Dispatchers Association President Tina Brazil.
In addition to discussing endorsement possibilities, CSLEA Political Consultant Peter Mitchell updated CSLEA directors about the June primary, poll numbers and the general election in November.
The directors then received their quarterly updates from the chief financial officer, legal, membership and communication teams.
“As always, the focus of our meeting is the continued effort by the board to work for improved pay and benefits for our members,” said CSLEA Vice President Kenneth Ehrman.
To view CSLEA’s press release regarding the endorsement of Gubernatorial Candidate Gavin Newsom, please click here.