SACRAMENTO - In a continued journey fostering a positive working rapport with local and state elected officials, California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona recently attended numerous receptions for legislators, and for candidates running for election or re-election.
“CSLEA has worked very hard over the years to be what we are now among California’s elected,” said Barcelona. “It truly matters when we are working out differences and issues that impact our members. CSLEA goes to legislators when we need to weigh in on a bill that either negatively or positively impacts our members. We evaluate bills as they pertain to law enforcement, public safety, consumer protection, job-benefits-and-retirement protection, you name it, we are very active working on our members’ behalf.”
On May 18-23, 2018, CSLEA President Barcelona attended receptions for Lt Governor and Candidate for Governor Gavin Newsom, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, Senator Holly Mitchell, and Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig. On behalf of President Barcelona, CSLEA Chief Counsel Kasey Clark attended a reception for Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert.
“Our members sometimes have questions about the big picture, about why CSLEA supports certain candidates,” said Barcelona. “Much thought and discussion by the CSLEA board takes place, we consider recommendations from our CSLEA political and legislative consultants, and decide on candidates who can best shape the brightest future for us all.”
Also in attendance at the reception for Gavin Newsom was Senator Connie Leyva and Sacramento Mayor Darrel Steinberg.