Wednesday, January 16, 2019     Volume: 19, Issue: 45

Santa Maria Sun / Letter To The Editor

The following article was posted on May 16th, 2018, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 19, Issue 11 [ Submit a Story ]
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Bill Brown for sheriff

By Katcho Achadjian - Arroyo Grande

For more than 11 years, Sheriff Bill Brown has served the people of Santa Barbara County with integrity and dedication. His re-election is supported by elected officials and community leaders across the political spectrum. Bill is the immediate past president of the California State Sheriffs' Association and one of California's most respected law enforcement leaders. Bill worked with me regularly during my time in public office in Sacramento to help enact balanced, common sense laws that protected public safety.

Bill has led the Sheriff's Office forward despite some of the most overwhelming economic challenges imaginable. Under his leadership the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office took a lead role in the recent Thomas Fire and subsequent mudslides. Many lives were saved and countless people were helped due to the compassionate and caring service that Bill, his deputies, and first responders provided. Bill represented Santa Barbara County well during these trying times.

Bill also delivered on his campaign promise to build a new jail in northern Santa Barbara County. He and his team obtained $80 million in state funds to construct a modern corrections facility with an emphasis on rehabilitation, education, and substance abuse treatment. The jail is under construction and will open next year.

Santa Barbara County is fortunate to have a leader and a sheriff like Bill Brown. He deserves to be re-elected, and I ask you give him your vote in the June 5 election.

Katcho Achadjian - retired California State Assembly member, Arroyo Grande

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