Spitzer Earns Backing From Law Enforcement Leaders

July 27, 2017


Orange County – July 27, 2017 — Today the Todd Spitzer for District Attorney campaign announced numerous endorsements from law enforcement leaders all over the County. Spitzer has won support from retired Police Chiefs and leading advocates among the law enforcement community. The endorsements come on the heels of the Spitzer campaign rolling out numerous crime victim advocates.


“Given his vast experience and commitment to security issues both as Orange County Supervisor and former California State Assembly Member, Todd Spitzer is a supremely qualified candidate, one of the most qualified candidates ever to seek the position as Orange County District Attorney,” said retired Chief David Snowden of Beverly Hills, Costa Mesa and Baldwin Park Police Departments.


“Spitzer will put us in the best position to guarantee our safety,” said Retired Detective Services Commander, Richard Long, of the Newport Beach Police Department. He continued, adding “Spitzer’s commitment to keeping dangerous criminals behind bars, and his positions on the issues we care most about promises to make him the most successful leader of the District Attorney’s Office Orange County has ever seen.”


The widespread endorsements come from law enforcement leaders across Orange County, including:


David Snowden Chief, City of Beverly Hills, City of Costa Mesa & City of Baldwin Park Police Departments, retired

Mike Messina Chief, Brea Police Department, retired


Ward Smith Chief, Placentia Police Department, retired


John Welter Chief, Anaheim Police Department, retired


Richard Long SVP & Director of Global Law Enforcement at 3SI Security Systems Associate President of the California Robbery Investigators Association Detective Services Commander Newport Beach Police Department, retired


Steve Simonian Chief, Bureau of Investigations for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, retired


Sam D’Amico Interim Chief, Seal Beach Police Department, retired


Steven Beeuswaert Retired Chief, California Highway Patrol (CHP) Southern Division


Jon Arnold Chief of Police, Coast Community College District


Charles Jarusek Officer, Santa Ana Police Department, retired


Jeff Winter Senior Orange County Deputy District Attorney, retired


Dennis Bauer Senior Orange County Deputy District Attorney, retired


Karen Schatzle Senior Orange County Deputy District Attorney


Todd Spitzer responded, “It is the greatest honor to receive any endorsement from individuals who dedicate their lives to keeping Americans safe. As your District Attorney, I will stop at nothing to reduce crime in our community and ensure our children receive the best possible education to prepare them to succeed in our modern workforce.”




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