Supervisor Carlos Villapudua endorsed Withrow. The rest aligned with Moore. Here’s the release the Moore campaign put out today:
Sheriff Moore Receives Support From a Majority of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors
Stockton, CA — Sheriff Steve Moore announced the endorsement of four out of five of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, and two former County Supervisors.
- Supervisor Bob Elliott
- Supervisor Larry Ruhstaller
- Supervisor Steve Bestolarides
- Supervisor Ken Vogel
- Former Supervisor Leroy Ornellas
- Former Supervisor Jack Sieglock
Board Chairman Bob Elliott said, “Sheriff Moore has done a tremendous job minimizing the impact the state’s prison realignment plan has had on our county. To ensure our safety, Sheriff Moore increased the amount of Deputies on patrol — an incredible task given the county had to cut his budget by over $20 million due to the terrible recession.”
Supervisor Larry Ruhstaller continued by saying, “Steve has worked hard to rebuild the public’s trust after the corruption seen under the previous elected Sheriff. Despite massive county budget cuts and a tough economy, he found new ways to improve efficiency in the Sheriff’s Department — so we did not lose one Deputy on patrol.”
“It’s an incredible honor to have the support of these fine community leaders,” said Moore. “They are remarkable public servants — and I look forward to working with them in the future.”
Moore is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, holds a degree in criminology law enforcement and was recently elected by his peers to be Treasurer of the California State Sheriffs’ Association.