October 13, 2009
Sacramento sheriff, DA join Whitman's public safety leadership
GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman announced Tuesday the leaders of her public safety coalition, which will help shape her policies on hot-button issues such as the state's sentencing laws.
The team includes Sacramento County Sheriff John McGinness and District Attorney Jan Scully along with six other current and retired sheriffs and district attorneys statewide, although notably none from Los Angeles County or the Bay Area.
Scully is quoted in the announcement e-mail saying, "Meg Whitman has an unwavering commitment to making public safety government's top priority. Meg will not buckle under budget or political pressures to accept deals that put Californians in danger. She believes that criminals should be held fully responsible for the crimes they commit and she will rigorously protect victims' rights and work with local law enforcement to keep Californians safe."
Here's the list of Whitman's public safety co-chairs:
Michael Bradbury - Retired District Attorney, Ventura County
Gregg Cohen - District Attorney, Tehama County
Bonnie Dumanis - District Attorney, San Diego County
Ed Jagels - District Attorney, Kern County
Bill Kolender - Retired Sheriff, San Diego County
John McGinness - Sheriff, Sacramento County
Rod Pacheco - District Attorney, Riverside County
Jan Scully - District Attorney, Sacramento County