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ELECTED & COMMUNITY LEADERS
"Chief Cecil Rhambo is an experienced administrator and a thoughtful leader who will fight to ensure the LA County Sheriff’s Department works for all Angelenos. That's why I’m excited to endorse him for Sheriff. Cecil's background and experience give him a unique perspective that makes him best prepared to bring transparency and accountability to LASD, end dangerous deputy gangs, and make our streets safer. And he’s the only candidate who has a history of standing up to the powerful, working in our communities, and is the best candidate to keep our county safe and provide the best services to our community. I’m proud to support him."
U.S. CONGRESSWOMAN MAXINE WATERS
"I am pleased to endorse Chief Cecil Rhambo because I know he will work to attain lasting reform and restore integrity to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. Chief Rhambo understands this is critical to earning the trust and confidence of the diverse communities of Los Angeles County — delivering justice-oriented change within the department to provide justice-centered service to all the people of Los Angeles County. Please join me in supporting Chief Cecil Rhambo for Los Angeles County Sheriff."
CA STATE CONTROLLER & CDP VICE CHAIR BETTY YEE
“I’m excited to endorse my friend Chief Cecil Rhambo for LA County Sheriff. Throughout his decades-long career in law enforcement, Cecil has proven himself as a bold, innovative, and effective leader working to ensure the department is fair, accountable and just. A prime example of this is that Cecil is one of the few law enforcement leaders in the state who supports police officer decertification for law enforcement officials convicted of abuse. As someone who has seen Cecil’s pioneering work up close for decades, I know he is the right person to lead the LA County Sheriff's Department during this state and national demand for police reform and accountability, and I trust his commitment to bringing desperately-needed transparency, equity, and integrity to the Department. I look forward to working with Cecil as Chair of the Senate Public Safety Committee to ensure LA County has a 21st Century system of justice.”
CA LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS CHAIR & STATE SENATOR STEVE BRADFORD
"It's time for both an overhaul and a transformation at the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. That's why I am thrilled to endorse Chief Cecil Rhambo for Sheriff because he will bring the change and real reform that we need. From ending deputy gangs to embracing the Citizens Oversight Commission, to collaborating with the Board of Supervisors, Cecil is the right candidate at the right time. I look forward to helping him win this race, and thereafter, working closely with him to hold the LASD accountable and restore trust with the people and integrity to the department."
CA STATE SENATOR SYDNEY KAMLAGER
“Chief Cecil Rhambo is exactly who LA County needs to bring common-sense, reform-minded leadership to our Sheriff's Department. As a former police officer, I understand the unique experience of being an officer of color, combatting violent crime at work but still profiled as a civilian. I’m excited to endorse my friend Cecil for LA County Sheriff, who I worked with as Carson’s Assistant City Manager, because he shares my commitment to reforming our public safety systems to eliminate abuse, including taking on law enforcement gangs and banning chokeholds. It’s time for a new Sheriff in town and I’m proud to endorse Cecil Rhambo.”
CA ASSEMBLY DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS CHAIR & STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER MIKE GIPSON
"We need Chief Cecil Rhambo as our next LA County Sheriff. As Chair of both the Assembly Public Safety Committee and the Select Committee on Ending the School to Prison Pipeline, I know that Cecil shares my commitment to reforming our law enforcement systems to combat abuse and make it fairer and more just for all Angelenos. I’m thrilled to endorse Cecil for LA County Sheriff, because I know he’ll be a champion for change in the Sheriff’s Department fighting tirelessly to ensure every Angeleno, no matter their race or immigration status, finally feels protected by an institution that’s been rife with abuse and corruption.”
CA PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS FOUNDER & STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER REGGIE JONES-SAWYER
“As a longtime public safety leader, Chief Cecil Rhambo proved himself as a courageous agent for positive change in the LA Sheriff’s Department, working to both combat violent crime and ensure the department is fair and just. I know that Cecil is committed to making sure the criminal justice systems work better for everyone.”
FORMER STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER AUTUMN BURKE
“I’m proud to endorse Chief Cecil Rhambo for LA County Sheriff because he’s the only candidate with a track record of protecting our communities while delivering critical criminal justice reforms. As a former prosecutor and now state legislator, I know Chief Rhambo is committed to delivering substantial, critically-needed reform to the LA County Sheriff’s Department and I’m with him 100%.”
STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER AL MURATSUCHI
“I’m excited to endorse Chief Cecil Rhambo for LA County Sheriff, the only candidate who has a track record of safely reforming our institutions from the inside and holding the powerful accountable. I’m confident that as LA County’s Sheriff, Cecil will root out corruption and bring common-sense reform to the LASD while enhancing public safety by protecting public health and reducing crime through constitutional policing and partnerships with the community. Chief Rhambo is an experienced administrator and a forward-thinking leader who will fight to ensure LASD works for all Angelenos. I’m proud to support him."
FORMER STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER CHRISTY SMITH
"Nobody is above the law. Not the president of the United States — nor the Sheriff of L.A. County. The job of the Sheriff is to enforce the laws on the books, period. When Alex Villanueva failed to enforce L.A. County’s vaccine mandate, amid this ongoing global pandemic, he failed to uphold the oath he swore as an officer, which was to protect the public. Furthermore, his tenure has been plagued with scandal and dysfunction, which has undermined the LASD and the public trust. The people of L.A. County deserve better, which is why I’m pleased to endorse Chief Cecil Rhambo for Sheriff. I know he will restore public trust, keep the public safe and enact real reforms to ensure justice for all people across the county.”
FORMER CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY MAJORITY LEADER IAN CALDERON
"It's become ever more apparent that we need real change at the L.A. County Sheriff's Department - and we need it now. That's why I am proud to endorse Chief Cecil Rhambo for L.A. County Sheriff. Chief Rhambo understands the transformational moment we're in and the urgent need for balanced reform at the LASD. As Sheriff, I know Cecil will work with the Board of Supervisors, the Citizens Oversight Commission and the Inspector General to root out corruption, end deputy gangs and bring real and lasting reform to the department. He is the absolute best choice for Sheriff."
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERVISOR SHEILA KUEHL
"It's clear that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is in need of a major overhaul. I am proud to endorse Chief Cecil Rhambo for Sheriff because he will deliver much-needed reforms to the LASD, from building better collaboration with the Board of Supervisors and the Citizens Oversight Committee, to ending the secret police and deputy gangs, while instituting criminal justice reforms that meet this moment. Chief Rhambo's wide-ranging background coupled with his long-standing commitment to reform demonstrates that he is the leader we need as L.A. County's next Sheriff."
SPEAKER EMERITUS & UC REGENT JOHN A. PÉREZ
“Chief Cecil Rhambo understands the complexities of the criminal justice system and the dire need for real reform. That's why I'm thrilled to support Chief Rhambo for Los Angeles County Sheriff because I know he will be a leader who will bring his experience, vision, and compassion to transform the LASD. A proven reformer and public servant with decades of experience, I know Cecil will be the changemaker we need to end deputy gangs, embrace outside oversight including the Citizens Oversight Commission, and clean up the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department from top to bottom.”
LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCILMEMBER MARQUEECE HARRIS-DAWSON
“We need a Sheriff who shares the values of the people of Los Angeles County. That’s why I’m honored to endorse Chief Cecil Rhambo for L.A. County Sheriff. His dynamic background coupled with his understanding of the history and complexities of LASD makes him the ideal candidate for Sheriff of Los Angeles County. He is the reform-minded, progressive leader the LASO needs. He is exceptionally qualified to serve. I have led three police departments and Cecil Rhambo has my 100% support.”
INGLEWOOD MAYOR JAMES T. BUTTS JR.
“L.A. County needs a Sheriff with courageous and principled leadership, and who recognizes this profound moment of transformation in criminal justice. Chief Cecil Rhambo is the right candidate at the right time. I know Chief Rhambo will root out corruption, reduce crime, bring much-needed reform and restore integrity to the LASD. For these reasons and many more, I am proud to stand with Chief Rhambo and give him my wholehearted support."
TORRANCE MAYOR PAT FUREY
“It takes courage to stand up and do what’s right. It also takes guts to take on an incumbent. Chief Cecil Rhambo has both the courage and the guts that we need, but he’s also got the experience and the bold vision that’s required to overhaul and transform the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, and restore its rightful place as an agency that works for the people of L.A. County. Chief Cecil Rhambo is the best choice for change at LASD and I’m thrilled to support him.”
REDONDO BEACH MAYOR BILL BRAND
“Chief Cecil Rhambo represents the change we need at the LA County Sheriff’s Department. His dynamic experience is unrivaled, and more importantly, Cecil will enact much-needed reforms at the LASD. He also served the people of Carson as assistant city manager, and I know he will be a champion for good for our city. For these reasons and many more, I am pleased to give Chief Cecil Rhambo my enthusiastic support.”
CARSON MAYOR LULA DAVIS-HOLMES
"Chief Cecil Rhambo is the bold and visionary leader we need heading the LASD. He will be a transformational Sheriff who will reform the department and bring much-needed change. These are a couple of reasons why I am pleased to endorse Chief Cecil Rhambo for LA County Sheriff.”
LAWNDALE MAYOR ROBERT PULLEN-MILES
"As a Black man who grew up in Compton, Chief Cecil Rhambo understands the challenges that young people in our community face every day. He is the best choice for L.A. County Sheriff."
LEGENDARY WATTS COMMUNITY ORGANIZER & FOUNDER OF PARENTS OF WATTS "SWEET ALICE" HARRIS
“The people of LA County need a new Sheriff. They deserve a leader who will embrace criminal justice reform, protect public health, and ensure safe communities for all communities. That’s why I am excited to endorse Cecil Rhambo for LA County Sheriff. He will lead effective criminal justice reform countywide. I look forward to his leadership in LA County.”
CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY SECRETARY MELAHAT RAFIEIFI
“Chief Cecil Rhambo is my choice for L.A. County Sheriff. He will bring a unique background and dynamic set of experiences to the office of L.A. County Sheriff. I know Chief Rhambo will root out the corruption, end deputy gangs and work tirelessly to enact much-needed reforms to make our criminal justice system more just. I am proud to endorse Chief Cecil Rhambo for L.A. County Sheriff and encourage Democrats across the county to support his campaign.”
LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY (LACDP)
VICE-CHAIR SERGIO CARRILLO
“It’s abundantly clear that we need transformational change at the LA County Sheriff’s Department. I am proud to endorse Chief Cecil Rhambo for LA County Sheriff because he is the change-agent we need who will deliver real justice and real criminal justice reform. I encourage Democrats across Los Angeles County to join me in supporting Cecil Rhambo."
LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY (LACDP)
VICE-CHAIR PATT SANDERS
“It’s crystal clear that LA County needs a Sheriff who has both wide-ranging public safety experience and the passion and values needed to bring much-needed reform to the Sheriff’s Department. That’s why I’m excited to endorse Chief Cecil Rhambo, the only candidate in the race for LA County Sheriff who has a track record of safely reforming our institutions from the inside, holding the powerful accountable, and advocating for common-sense reforms to policing. I believe that Chief Rhambo is the right person, at the right moment, to lead the Sheriff’s Department into the future and I wholeheartedly support Chief Cecil Rhambo.”
FORMER LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY (LACDP) CHAIR JIMMIE WOODS-GRAY
“I’m excited to endorse Chief Cecil Rhambo for Sheriff because he will be the bold, reform-minded leader LA County needs heading the LASD. Chief Rhambo’s dynamic background coupled with his advocacy for progressive criminal justice policies make him the right candidate to defeat Alex Villanueva and bring much-needed change to the Sheriff’s Department.”
LACDP CORRESPONDING SECRETARY MARCELLA CORTEZ
“I’m proud to endorse Chief Cecil Rhambo for Sheriff because we need a true reformer leading America’s largest Sheriff’s department. Throughout his career in public service, Chief Rhambo has demonstrated his strong moral compass, dedication to justice and commitment to doing what’s right. Chief Rhambo has my support — let’s get him elected.”
LACDP EX-OFFICIO MEMBER, FORMER SD-21 CANDIDATE KIPP MUELLER
"LA County needs real reform in the Sheriff’s Department. Chief Cecil Rhambo has the track record and commitment needed to bring transparency and build trust with LA County's diverse committees. He will work with local leaders to deliver legislative solutions to address urgently needed reforms. I’m proud to endorse Chief Rhambo for Sheriff and invite you to join me in supporting his historic race.”
CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY (CDP) EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER, BEACH CITIES DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRESIDENT TONY HALE
"The time for change and new leadership at the LA County Sheriff's Department is now. But first, the only way to create real change is to defeat Sheriff Alex Villanueva. Only then, can we, as a people, institute much-needed criminal justice reforms that will transform and fundamentally overhaul the department. I'm proud to endorse and support Cecil Rhambo for Sheriff because I know he can and he will defeat Alex Villanueva. That's why I urge all Democrats across L.A. County to join me in this endeavor. Cecil has the background and forward-thinking vision that we need to bring real reform and real justice to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. United together, we can win this race and reform the LASD."
FORMER PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN (NOW) CALIFORNIA CHAPTER & L.A. CO. DEMOCRATIC PARTY REGION 2 VICE CHAIR JERILYN STAPLETON
“CLBC recognizes Mr. Rhambo as a respected community leader with a wealth of experience in law enforcement, protecting Los Angeles County citizens for more than 33 years. Mr. Rhambo is currently the Chief of LAX Airport. He has a strong track record of community policing and successfully reducing crime in Compton and South L.A.
He’s organized youth boxing and developed the Community Oriented Policing Bureau, which focused on suppressing violent crime, combatting homelessness, parking enforcement, quality of life programs, youth programs, and the mental health response teams that partnered with psych clinicians county-wide."
CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS
“It's time for a new sheriff in town and that's why the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36 are endorsing Chief Cecil Rhambo. After years of division and scandal, the people of L.A. County need a new leader at the helm of the LASD. Chief Cecil Rhambo is that candidate. He will enact much-needed reforms to transform the department and bring the change we need. We are with him all the way."
PAINTERS & ALLIED TRADES DISTRICT COUNCIL 36
“Chief Cecil Rhambo understands the complexities of the criminal justice system and the dire need for real reform. That, and his commitment to defending the rights of working people, is why SEIU Local 721 is thrilled to support Chief Rhambo for Los Angeles County Sheriff. We know he will be a leader who will bring experience, a forward-thinking vision, compassion and a tireless drive for transformation of the LASD to the office. We’re excited to support him."
SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION (SEIU) 721
“The registered nurses and healthcare professionals that make up SEIU 121RN are excited to endorse Chief Cecil Rhambo’s campaign for LA County Sheriff. A forward-thinking reformer and public servant with decades of experience, Chief Rhambo’s track record is unrivaled. That’s why we are confident that Cecil will keep our members safe and be the changemaker who can deliver critically-needed reforms to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department."
SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION (SEIU) 121 RN
“The United Steelworkers Local 675 are proud to endorse Chief Cecil Rhambo for LA County Sheriff. We know he will stand with working families and bring real reform to the Sheriff’s Department. He is the best choice for the working men and women of LA County.”
UNITED STEELWORKERS LOCAL 675
“Teamsters Joint Council 42 is excited to endorse LAX Police Chief Cecil Rhambo for Los Angeles County Sheriff. A reformer and public servant with decades of experience, we know that as Sheriff, Cecil will stand up for working people and be the change-maker we need. He is our choice for LA County and we look forward to helping him get elected.”
TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 42
“UNITE HERE Local 11 is proud to endorse Chief Cecil Rhambo for Los Angeles County Sheriff. As a longtime public servant, Cecil is dedicated to enhancing public safety and protecting the rights of working people across the region. Cecil’s experience and forward-thinking vision make him the best candidate to enact critically-needed structural reforms to the Sheriff’s Department, including ending dangerous deputy gangs, bringing oversight to the Sheriff’s Department, and a compassionate, holistic response to the homelessness crisis, which is why our members are excited to support his campaign.”
UNITE HERE LOCAL 11
“The Korean American Democratic Committee is honored to endorse Chief Cecil Rhambo to be LA County Sheriff, because his unparalleled record as a problem solver makes him the right leader at the right time. As a long-time law enforcement official in LA County, Chief Rhambo has a deep understanding of the complexities of crime, homelessness and the criminal justice system, particularly for marginalized communities. As a Korean American, Chief Rhambo knows the challenges facing LA County’s Korean and AAPI communities and understands what’s at stake. Above all, he is a coalition builder who we know will bring much-needed change to the Sheriff's Department by working to end deputy gangs, embracing the Citizens Oversight Commission, and combating hate crimes and other violent crimes. We are confident that Chief Rhambo will always have our best interests in mind, and we’re thrilled to endorse his campaign for LA County Sheriff.”
KOREAN AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE (KADC)
“The Muslim American Democratic Club of Southern California is proud to endorse Cecil Rhambo for LA County Sheriff. We have a dire need for reform at the LASD and we believe Cecil is the best choice to create the change we need. From stopping deputy gangs and secret police to rooting out corruption and advancing criminal justice reforms, Cecil has the experience, vision and drive to transform the Sheriff’s Department. That’s why we urge Democrats across the county to join us in supporting Cecil Rhambo for Sheriff.”
MUSLIM DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
“It’s far past time that LA County has a Sheriff who has both the wide-ranging public safety experience and the compassion and commitment needed to bring much-needed reform to the LA Sheriff’s Department to ensure it works for all Angelenos. That’s why the Torrance Democratic Club is proud to endorse Chief Cecil Rhambo for Sheriff. Cecil is an experienced administrator and a thoughtful progressive leader who will enhance transparency and accountability, and set the proper course for the LA Sheriff’s Department into the future. Chief Rhambo is the leader Torrance residents need in the LA County Sheriff’s Department, and we look forward to helping him get elected.”
TORRANCE DEMOCRATIC CLUB
“The Collective PAC is excited to endorse Cecil Rhambo to become Los Angeles County’s next Sheriff. Throughout his decades-long career, Officer Rhambo has shown a commitment to community policing and community outreach. From his time leading the Asian Crime Task Force to serving as Captain of Compton’s Sheriff patrol, his work has resulted in a dramatic reduction in crime, gang activity, and traffic fatalities. After leaving the city of Compton, Officer Rhambo designed the basic model of how the Sheriff’s Department addresses homeless people that is still used today. Cecil Rhambo has proven that he has the experience and ability to restore trust and bring accountability to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office.”
THE COLLECTIVE PAC
“We are pleased to offer our endorsement of Chief Rhambo because of his long record of over 33 years of serving the public during which he has garnered staunch support amongst his colleagues as well as city-wide for his accomplishments and, perhaps more importantly, how he has achieved them. Chief Rhambo has played a significant role in helping to bring the Korean and African American communities together through better understanding from better communications. While this has been difficult at times, Chief Rhambo’s own Korean and African American heritage and background has given him a unique and authentic voice in helping to make both communities stronger together. Lastly, we acknowledge and appreciate the fact that Chief Rhambo continues to hire and promote officers under his command who are of Asian and Korean descent. Representation for Americans of Korean descent in all sectors of society is critically important, including law enforcement, locally and nationally. It is for these reasons the Korean Americans for Political Action (KAPA) gives its support to Chief Rhambo and calls upon its members to do the same.”
KOREAN AMERICANS FOR POLITICAL ACTION (KAPA)
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