The AOCDS Political Action Committee (PAC)

The AOCDS Political Action Committee (PAC) is responsible for reviewing and evaluating political candidates and ballot measures in order to preserve the quality law enforcement taxpayers expect and deserve. The PAC is comprised of AOCDS members with a variety of assignments and experiences in the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Orange County District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation and Orange County Probation Department. The seven members of the AOCDS Board of Directors also sit on the AOCDS PAC. We endorse candidates and initiatives, and provide monetary support to the campaigns we believe will enhance public safety and further our efforts to protect the communities we serve. We have said it many times, but it has never been more important: Your vote is your voice, and there are those who want to silence it. Don’t let others make decisions for you. Be informed and vote.

The AOCDS PAC is our future.

If you have questions regarding the AOCDS Political Action Committee (PAC), feel free to email pac@aocds.org.

PAC Members

  • Chairman
  • Supervising Deputy Juvenile Correctional Officer
  • Francisco Ochoa
  • President Juan Viramontes
  • Executive Director Paul Bartlett
  • Deputy Jeremy Johnson
  • Deputy Mike Walters
  • Deputy Gina Acosta
  • District Attorney Investigator
  • Dan Bohling
  • District Attorney Investigator
  • Ken Schiffner
  • SergeantRichard Oates
  • Deputy Sean Murphy (Ret.)
  • Sergeant Sandra Longnecker
  • Deputy Juvenile Corrections Officer Cesar Carranza
  • Legal Counsel Adam Chaikin
  • Legal Counsel Andreas Rockas
  • Political Consultant Pete Mitchell
  • Legislative Lobbyist Shane Levigne
Legislative Report

The California State Legislature is composed of a Senate consisting of 40 State Senators and an Assembly of 80 members. Much of the discussion and activity among lawmakers at the California State Capitol involves law enforcement and public safety issues. One of the most important things we do is lobby for the passage of assembly bills (AB) and senate bills (SB) that support our members and all sworn peace officers. Detailed information regarding bills, laws, calendars, deadlines, videos, updates and more can be found at http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/.


Please check back periodically for detailed information on candidates, measures, who and what AOCDS supports, and election results.