Per PPOA bylaws, nominating petitions from members interested in running for a seat on the Board of Directors had to be submitted to PPOA by close of business (5:00 PM) on September 15th. This year, PPOA members in two units will elect board representatives to fill four seats. Please see the incumbent/candidate list below.
Three Unit 612 seats (LASD)
- Sergeant Juan Calderon
- Lieutenant Nancy Escobedo (not seeking re-election)
- Sergeant Jose Rios
- Sergeant Kevin Ahsmus
- Sergeant Walter Arcos
- Lieutenant Steve Johnson
- Sergeant Jesse Lucero
- Sergeant Oscar Rodriguez
One Unit 612 seat (LADA)
No challengers. Chapman will be automatically re-elected.
One Unit 614 seat (LASD)
- Senior Criminalist Christopher Lee
No challengers. Lee will be automatically re-elected.
One Unit 621 seat* (LASD)
- Security Officer Gerry Garcia
- Security Officer Luis Orozco
*This Unit 621 seat is open only to Security Officers and Security Assistants.
One Unit 631/632 seat (MEC)
- Coroner Investigator Joyce Kato
No challengers. Kato will be automatically re-elected.
Candidate statements will be published in the October issue of Star & Shield magazine. 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. Completed ballots will be due by November 20 and a ballot count will be conducted at PPOA on November 21 at 10:00 AM. Members are invited to observe the ballot count in the PPOA conference center.