Kern County Law Enforcement Stand with Valadao

Contact: Anna R. Vetter; (217) 840-1034

HANFORD – The Kern County Law Enforcement Association (KLEA) and Kern County Prosecutors Association (KCPA) announced Wednesday their support for U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) for re-election to California’s Twenty-First Congressional District.

“It is particularly important to elect individuals who support law enforcement during these increasingly dangerous days for the men and women who are literally placing themselves in harm’s way in order to protect the public,” said David Kessler, President of KLEA. “Congressman Valadao has proven himself to be an advocate for those of us who wear the uniform.”

“The Kern County Prosecutors Association is proud to announce our continued support and endorsement of David Valadao,” said Michael A. Caves, President of the Kern County Prosecutors Association. “Congressman Valadao has worked tirelessly on water and ag policies that are so critical to the Central Valley, and he is uniquely qualified to represent us in Congress. I look forward to working with Congressman Valadao as we grapple with unprecedented criminal justice challenges in California. ”

Since taking office in 2013, Congressman Valadao has strongly advocated on behalf of the law enforcement community, ensuring their voice is heard in Washington.

“We owe a tremendous amount of gratitude to the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep us safe,” stated Congressman Valadao. “In Congress, I have worked to ensure they have the tools, funding, and resources necessary to keep our communities and families safe. I am honored to have the endorsement of hard working sheriff’s deputies, prosecutors, and district attorney investigators, and look forward to continuing representing them in Congress.”

The Kern County Law Enforcement Association represents 500 Kern County Sheriff’s Deputies and District Attorney Investigators.

The Kern County Prosecutors Association represents the Deputy District Attorneys of the Kern County District Attorney’s Office.

Congressman David G. Valadao represents the 21st Congressional District, which includes Kings County and portions of Fresno, Tulare, and Kern Counties.