This year, PPOA members in two bargaining units will elect board representatives to fill four seats. Please see the incumbent/candidate list below.
Unit 612 (three seats)
Sergeant Kevin Ahsmus
Sergeant Walter Arcos
Sergeant Juan Calderon*
Lieutenant Nancy Escobedo* (not seeking re-election)
Lieutenant Steve Johnson
Sergeant Jesse Lucero
Sergeant Jose Rios*
Sergeant Oscar Rodriguez
Unit 614 (one seat)
Senior Criminalist Christopher Lee*
No challengers. Lee will be automatically re-elected.
Unit 621 (one seat)**
Security Officer Gerry Garcia*
Security Officer Luis Orozco
DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
Unit 612 (one seat)
Sergeant Jay Chapman*
No challengers. Chapman will be automatically re-elected.
DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL EXAMINER
Unit 631/632 (one seat)
Coroner Investigator Joyce Kato*
No challengers. Kato will be automatically re-elected.
**This Unit 621 seat is open only to Sheriff’s Security Assistants and Security Officers.
Per PPOA bylaws, ballots and statements will be mailed to eligible members on October 20. Please ensure that PPOA has your correct home mailing address. If any PPOA member in an eligible unit does not receive a ballot by October 30, please call Clare at PPOA: (323) 261-3010. Completed ballots will be due by November 20 and a ballot count will be conducted in the PPOA conference center on November 21 at 10:00 AM. Members are invited to observe the ballot count.