3 deputy sheriff’s associations back Andy Caldwell for U.S. Congress

February 21, 2020


Three leading law enforcement organizations in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties announced their endorsement this week for congressional candidate Andy Caldwell for District 24. Caldwell, a Republican, is challenging incumbent Congressman Salud Carbajal, a Democrat, for the U.S. House of Representatives.

“We do not offer our recommendation of a candidate lightly and have carefully considered all the candidates,” said Neil Gowing, president of the Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association. “We are pleased to announce our endorsement of Andy Caldwell for the United States Congress in California 24th District.”

Caldwell, a resident of the Central Coast for over fifty years, helped found COLAB, the Coalition of Labor, Agriculture, and Business. COLAB works the gap between the northern and southern regions of the Central Coast, and to bring together organized labor, agriculture and business.

In their endorsement, members of the Ventura County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association wrote about Caldwell’s common-sense approach to Central Coast Issues.

“We are sworn to protect the residents – with our lives if necessary,” said Nick Odenath, president of the Ventura County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association. “But we also live and raise our families here on the Central Coast – our members share the same concerns of every other family and know how important common-sense representation can be for all of us. That’s why we are supporting Andy Caldwell.”

Members of the San Luis Obispo County Sworn Deputy Sheriffs’ Association said that Caldwell shared their values and commitment to public safety.

“We want to thank you for your dedication to preserving the quality of life in our county and putting public safety as a priority in your campaign,” said Jeremy Douglas, president of the SLO County association. “We look forward to working with you in the future to preserve our great quality of life here in San Luis Obispo County.”

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Two Terms and two years of medical benefits after leaving office, that’s it for any Congressperson. Go Andy Go, Salute Salude on his way out.

Well, it is interesting that this candidate is purporting to deliver us from “socialism” and is also being supported by these law enforcement organizations, which are a direct result of socialism. Police dept., fire dept., U.S. military, all regulatory agencies such as those that protect the purity of our water, the breathability of our air, the school system that educates us, the Social Security system, the Center for Disease Control, Medicare, etc., not to mention all of those unions one may belong to or any other organization protecting the public interest and our precious natural resources.

Not interested In having someone in office whose intent is to dismantle the infrastructure that took generations to create to elevate ourselves above third world status. We have that going on at the federal level and it will take decades to correct the infrastructure damage. The damage to our resources is, in some cases, permanent. Big NO THANKS on this one.

Agreed. He’s supported by public funded social figures. Why is the word Socialism not affiliated with the right and their bloated socialist military contractors?

Read the preamble to the U.S. Constitution, “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union, promote the general welfare, provide for the common defense, ensure domestic tranquility, etc.” A main purpose of government is to provide the things people cannot provide individually, like roads, an army, police services and the like. An educated populace was considered essential to retain the republic, hence we got public schools so everyone had a chance to learn to read.

This country was NEVER a Third World country but we are rapidly looking like one with gangs, drugs, open borders, a broken education system, and government debt wildly out of control – the City of San Luis Obispo owes the state over $165,000,000 for its employees’ pension contributions not to mention millions in bonds.

It would be wonderful to have someone in Congress who understands the value of a dollar and would major on the majors – Andy Caldwell sounds like a wonderful, long overdue breath of fresh air after Lois Capps and Salud Carbajal.

Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look.

Gads one hopes it will work. We’ve had enough of do-nothing “Marble-Hall” Congressman Salud being a lockstep liberal.

Good for Andy, but I recall these associations endorsing Chris Mitchum in 2014 and Justin Fareed in 2016 and 2018, so these are not surprising despite the laughable claim by Gowing that they “carefully considered all the candidates.” Law enforcement officers tend to be conservative. They vote Republican. Maybe now Andy will only lose by 10 points instead of 15.