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It was announced that Sierra Madre Mayor Nancy Walsh officially voiced support of former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka as he campaigns for Sheriff of Los Angeles County. Tanaka has also received the support of Rosemead Mayor Polly Low and Temple City Mayor Cynthia Sternquist.
“Paul Tanaka’s exceptional leadership is exactly what the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department needs,” said Mayor Walsh. “As Mayor of the City of Gardena, Paul successfully saved the city from bankruptcy, reduced crime to record lows and increased business throughout the city. The department would be lucky to have him as their next Sheriff.”
“I am honored to have the endorsement of Mayor Walsh,” said former Undersheriff Tanaka. “The brave men and women of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deserve a leader who is clear, consistent and sensible. Change must begin at the top. Only then can we restore trust and accountability to the department.
On Tuesday Sheriff Lee Baca announced his retirement thus opening a new playing field for the upcoming election for sheriff.