The Professional Peace Officers Association (PPOA) announced on June 29th it has officially endorsed Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva in his bid for re-election this November. Sheriff Villanueva faces retired Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna in the upcoming general election scheduled for November 8, 2022.
In a special PPOA Board Meeting in June, after discussions about both candidates and potential impacts on PPOA membership, the PPOA Board of Directors came to the decision to endorse Sheriff Villanueva.
“While both candidates are law enforcement leaders in the community, membership has voiced their concerns about stability within the Department and the possibility of another executive from an outside agency leading LASD” said PPOA President Tab Rhodes. “Ultimately, the PPOA Board of Directors endorsed Sheriff Villanueva due to his many years of experience with the complexities of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.”