Law enforcement officials endorse Lisa Bartlett for Congress


Former Orange County Sheriff Brad Gates and retired Police Chief Paul Walters announced their support for County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett and her campaign for California’s 49th congressional district.

“Lisa has a strong track record in advocating for public policy that keeps her residents safe,” said former Orange County Sheriff Brad Gates. “Whether it’s funding the development of a state-of-the-art DNA lab to solve crimes or supporting law enforcement by ensuring they have the training and resources they need on the ground, Lisa Bartlett has demonstrated a strong commitment to our safety, especially at a time when our public safety is under threat, and she will bring that dedication to public safety to the House of Representatives, where she has it. sorely needed.”

“Lisa Bartlett has been a champion of public safety throughout her career in public service,” said former police chief Paul Walters. “Lisa has always put law enforcement and the safety of our communities first. As mayor and county supervisor, Lisa has consistently prioritized public safety budgets and supported millions of dollars in funding for law enforcement, ensuring they have the resources they need to protect the community. At a time when awakened agendas have devastated communities and caused rising crime rates, Lisa has proven her dedication to protecting Orange and San Diego counties.

“I am truly grateful to have the support of these two highly respected and regarded law enforcement legends,” Bartlett said. “To me, public safety is the reason I got into public office, and it’s the reason I’m running for Congress. An elected official’s first responsibility is to protect life and property. of the people he represents.

Brad Gates was elected Orange County Sheriff-Coroner for twenty-four years from 1975 to 1998. Paul Walters served as Santa Ana, California, police chief from 1988 to 2013, making him the longest-serving chief of a major city in the modern history of the United States. He is internationally recognized as a pioneer in community policing.


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