Political involvement is important to our oprganization. The Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs' Association will and must continue to take an active part in the political process at all levels of local, state and federal government to protect our jobs, pensions, health, and safety. We are fully aware that if we do not get involved to help elect candidates who support our issues and the (public safety) issues of the citizens in our community, no one else will do it for us. So, the DSA supports political candidates who take an active role in supporting Law Enforcement and Community Policing efforts that affect our community.
The DSA political action committee conducts interviews of political candidates and/or issues based on the following:
- Are the candidates organized and do they have a solid written campaign plan to win the election?
- Are they raising the necessary funds to finance a successful campaign?
- What is their position on law enforcement issues and public safety?
Once the political action committee has considered all of this information, it will make a qualified recommendation to the Board of Directors for approval and formal endorsement.
Upon approval, financial contributions and volunteer help will be made available in accordance with state and federal election laws. A press release announcing the endorsement will also be issued.
Below is a list of candidates we currently endorse in alphabetical order:
- Aisha Knowles, Alameda County Board of Education
- Bill Quirk, Candidate for 20th Assembly District
- Ellen Corbett, Senate Majority Leader, San Leadro District
- Eric Swalwell, Candidate for 15th Congressional District
- Nancy O'Malley, Alameda County District Attorney
- Nate Miley, Alameda County Board of Supervisors, District 4
- Rob Bonta, Candidate for 18th Assembly District
- Scott Haggerty, Alameda County Board of Supervisors, District 1
- Wilma Chan, Alameda County Board of Supervisors, District 3