FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, February 23, 2012
OROVILLE, CA – – County Sheriffs from 10 North State counties have endorsed Doug LaMalfa for Congress
The overwhelming local support from law enforcement is unprecedented and demonstrates Doug LaMalfa’s proven commitment to the district and to working with local officials to keep the North State safe. LaMalfa is the only candidate in CD 1 with significant local support.
LaMalfa announced the endorsements from: Butte County Sheriff Jerry Smith, Colusa County Sheriff Scott Marshall, Glenn County Sheriff Larry Jones, Modoc County Sheriff Mike Poindexter, Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner, Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood, Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko, Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey, Sutter County Sheriff J. Paul Parker and Yuba County Sheriff Steve Durfor.
“Doug LaMalfa has always been a good State legislator. He has represented the district and the people well. He is visible and accessible to local, state, and federal officials, as well as the people. Doug will represent us all as our Congressman”, said Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko.
“The support of local Sheriffs is crucial in campaigns in districts like CD 1,” said LaMalfa’s consultant Dave Gilliard. “In these rural counties, the sheriff is often one of the best known and most popular local officials. The fact that Doug has the support of so many sheriffs in and near CD 1, and opponents have none, is very telling.”
Doug LaMalfa is a fourth generation family farmer and Senator. He is supported by the current Representative for most of the new first congressional district, Wally Herger, who is retiring.