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Los Angeles County, CA June 3, 2014 Election
Sheriff; County of Los Angeles Voter Information

Term Ending 2016.

A runoff may be held on 11/4/2014 between the top 2 candidates who received the most votes if neither receives a majority. If one candidate receives a majority of votes in this election, that candidate wins and no runoff will be held.

Results as of Jun 25 1:20pm, 100% of Precincts Reporting (4,870/4,870)

Runoff Election 11/4/2014

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Jim McDonnell Click here for more information about this candidate 340,682 votes 49.35%

  • Occupation: Long Beach Police Chief
  • Served as the second in command in the Los Angeles Police Department
  • Commissioner, Citizens' Commission on Jail Violence (2011-2012)
  • Immediate Past President, Los Angeles County Police Chiefs Association
  • Member of the California Commission on Peace Officers' Standards & Training (POST)
  • Appointed to the U.S. Attorney General's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence
  • Medal of Valor Recipient, Los Angeles Police Department
  • Restore public trust in the integrity and leadership of the LASD
  • Uphold the highest principles of professionalism and constitutional policing through comprehensive training, transparency, and accountability
  • Implement the detailed blueprint for reform of the LASD crafted by the Citizens' Commission on Jail Violence and work with the Board of Supervisors
Paul K Tanaka Click here for more information about this candidate 104,192 votes 15.09%
  • Occupation: Retired Undersheriff
  • Mayor, City of Gardena
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Crime Reduction and Safer Communities
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • New Direction and Leadership for the Sheriff's Department
Bob Olmsted 67,855 votes 9.83% James Hellmold Click here for more information about this candidate 52,953 votes 7.67%
  • Occupation: Assistant Sheriff
  • B.A. California State University, Fullerton
  • Executive Leadership Program, Cornell University
  • Congressional Nomination Interview Panel for United States Military Academies
  • James Q. Wilson Community Policing Award (Century Station)
  • West Angeles COGIC Peace Makers Award
  • Sheriff's Department Gold Meritorious Medal
  • Strengthen safety in the community, and public trust in your Sheriff's Department
  • Constant emergency preparedness, school safety, and responsiveness
  • Common sense, openness, and community involvement in your Sheriff's Department
Patrick L. Gomez 45,276 votes 6.56% Todd S. Rogers Click here for more information about this candidate 41,855 votes 6.06%
  • Occupation: Assistant Sheriff/Councilmember
  • Assistant Sheriff
  • Captain Carson Station (six years)
  • City of Lakewood Councilmember
  • Master's thesis ("The Centerview Project/An Experiment in Team Policing")
  • Recipient James Q. Wilson Award for Excellence in Community Policing (Carson Station)
  • Founder Lakewood Education Foundation
  • Continue with my ethical and best practices reforms
  • Implement community-based policing throughout LASD
  • Reduce crime in high activity areas by at least 15%
Lou Vince Click here for more information about this candidate 37,458 votes 5.43%
  • Occupation: Senior Detective Supervisor
  • Master's Degree in Criminolgy, Law and Society from UC-Irvine
  • Bachelor's Degree, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration
  • Awarded the Sherwood Prize for Combating Hate from the Anti-Defamation League
  • Town of Agua Dulce Councilmember
  • Community Safety and Crime Reduction
  • Improving our Jails and Criminal Justice System
  • Reforming the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Basic candidate data supplied by the applicable elections official. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.
  Candidates Answer Questions

The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 3 questions on Mentally Ill Prisoners, Recidivism, and Brutality in Jails.

Candidate Forum

date: April 13, 2014
time: 2:30 to 5:00 p.m.
location: ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center, 18255 Victory Bl, Reseda
co-sponsors: LWV Los Angeles; LWV L.A.County; ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center
more info: Jean Thomson,Forum Coordinator,(818) 346-1745
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