Political

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 Deputy Roger Hilton
  • President Investigator Tom Dominguez
  • Executive Director Paul Bartlett
  • D.A. Investigator Ed Yee
  • Sergeant Juan Viramontes
  • Deputy Jeff Weaver
  • Sergeant Jack Songer
  • Supervising Juvenile Corrections Officer Francisco Ochoa
  • Deputy Mike Walters
  • Deputy Gina Acosta
  • Deputy Richard Oates
  • Deputy Sean Murphy (Ret.)
  • Sergeant Sandra Longnecker
  • Coroner Investigator Artin Baron
  • Deputy Juvenile Corrections Officer Cesar Carranza (Alternate)
  • Legal Counsel Wayne Ordos
  • 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/, but here is a summary of some of the proposed legislation most affecting us right now and where AOCDS stands.

  • AB 1065 (Jones-Sawyer-D)  Theft: aggregation, organized retail theft.
    Position: Support w/letter
  • AB 1749 (Daly-D)  Workers’ compensation: off-duty peace officer.
    Position: Sponsor/Support w/letter
  • SB 1186 (Hill-D)  Law enforcement agencies: surveillance, policies.
    Position: Oppose w/letter
  • SB 1421 (Skinner-D)  Criminal procedure: sentencing.
    Position: Oppose
  • AB 1028 (Bocanegra-D)  Workers’ compensation.
    Position: Support w/letter
  • AB 2010 (Chau-D) Juvenile facilities: chemical agents.
    Position: Oppose w/letter
  • AB 2778 (Carrillo-D)  Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act: discipline.
    Position: Support w/letter
  • AB 2834 (Fong-R)  Sentencing: driving under the influence.
    Position: Support w/letter
Elections

Orange County, California will hold general elections for county board of supervisors, county assessor, county auditor, district attorney, county sheriff, county treasurer, county superintendent of schools and county clerk on November 6, 2018. A primary election was held on June 5, 2018. Please check back periodically for detailed information on candidates, measures, who and what AOCDS supports and election results.