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Peace Officers Research Association of California and Sacramento County Probation Association Endorse Angelique Ashby for Mayor

Public Safety Leaders Unite In Support of Ashby’s Mayoral Campaign

SACRAMENTO, CA — Sacramento Councilmember Angelique Ashby announced today that she has received the endorsement of the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) and the Sacramento County Probation Association (SCPA).

PORAC is a professional federation of local, state and federal public safety associations. With more than 900 member organizations, representing over 65,000 officers, PORAC is the largest public safety association in California and the largest statewide public safety association in the nation. The SCPA represents Sacramento County Probation Officers in the Youth Detention Facility, Adult Field Supervision, Juvenile Field Supervision, Community Corrections, Placement, Adult Court Services and Juvenile Court Services.

Their endorsements today underline the fact that Sacramento’s public safety leaders are quickly uniting in support of Ashby’s campaign – which has now received the support of every single public safety related organization or leader who has endorsed in the race.

Ashby’s public safety endorsements include:

“The Peace Officers Research Association of California is proud to endorse your campaign for election to Mayor of Sacramento in 2016,” PORAC President Michael Durant said. “You will be an excellent Mayor for the City of Sacramento, especially in regards to the issues involving public safety.”

“In the contested race for Sacramento City Mayor, the Sacramento County Probation Association would like to formally endorse Candidate Angelique Ashby,” SCPA President Greg Stuber said. “Angelique Ashby understands the important role Probation Officers play in our community, particularly under realignment. Mrs. Ashby’s dedication to her community in her private life as well as her professional life only underscores her ambition to make the Sacramento Area a better place to live. We look forward to our continued work with her in striving to make Sacramento the safest community possible.”

“I’m deeply honored to have the support of the dedicated and brave public servants who keep families safe across our city, region, and state,” Ashby said. “There is no issue that will have a greater effect on the future of our community than whether our streets are safe and our neighborhoods secure. As Mayor, I’ll bring the same results to our city as I have to Natomas, where we cut the crime rate nearly in half.”

Today’s endorsements follow recent news that the Ashby campaign has virtually tied her opponent’s cash on hand. Ashby’s strong and growing coalition unites business with labor and with key local leaders. Her endorsements include the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange, the Sacramento County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association, Sacramento Metro Chamber’s Metro-PAC, Sacramento Laborers Union Local 185, Teamsters Local 15, the North State Building Industry Association, the Sacramento Area Firefighters Local 522, the Sacramento Police Officers Association, and the majority of Sacramento’s state representatives: Senator Dr. Richard Pan and Assemblymember Jim Cooper, as well as Sacramento County Supervisor Susan Peters, Retired Sacramento District Attorney Jan Scully, and many more key community leaders. For more information, visit