Yorba Linda Mayor endorses Craig Hunter for Orange County Sheriff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 3, 2010

Contact: Stephanie Griffing 916-933-6203

Yorba Linda Mayor Endorses Craig Hunter for Orange County Sheriff

(Yorba Linda, CA) –Today, Yorba Linda Mayor John Anderson issued an enthusiastic endorsement for Anaheim Deputy Chief Craig Hunter in the race for Orange County Sheriff.

“Chief Craig Hunter has sterling qualifications and a proven track record, including over twenty years of police management and supervision in one of California’s safest cities,” said Mayor Anderson.“Chief Hunter has proven he knows how to manage a large officer force and balance  department budgets, in both good times and bad. Along the way, he’s also been instrumental in developing homeland security and community policing solutions that have gained national acclaim.”

“Just as important, Chief Hunter is highly regarded by law enforcement leaders throughout our County,” continued Anderson. “And, having spent most of his career right here in Orange County, he understands our communities’ unique public safety needs. That’s why I am convinced that Chief Hunter is absolutely the right candidate for this job, and I’m proud to support him.”

John Anderson was first elected to Yorba Linda’s City Council in 2006 and was recently chosen to serve as Mayor.  He currently serves as an Assistant District Attorney for Orange County, specializing in gang suppression.  “This major endorsement reflects the top tier support Chief Hunter has been receiving in his campaign for Sheriff, and it demonstrates the continued desire by Orange County’s leaders for new direction at the Sheriff’s office,” commented Hunter spokesman Tim Clark.

As Anaheim’s Deputy Chief, Craig Hunter oversees all daily police operations of California’s tenth largest city, including the department’s nearly 800 full-time and volunteer members, and a $120 million budget. During his tenure, Anaheim has earned national acclaim for homeland security and community policing, and the city is recognized as the safest among California’s ten largest cities. Chief Hunter has also implemented numerous cost saving procedures that have streamlined spending, eliminated waste, and created more efficient use of taxpayer
dollars.

Chief Hunter holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Chapman University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Command College, POST Leadership Institute, and the Delinquency Control Institute at USC.

Craig and Lisa Hunter live in Yorba Linda with their four children. Chief Hunter is a volunteer Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America and has two sons who are Eagle Scouts.

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