AOCDS member Artin Baron is running for the position of general member on the OCERS board of directors. This election is extremely important, because all positions on the board directly affect all county employees, including AOCDS members. The incumbent has voted with the anti-pension Lincoln Club appointee to raise your pension costs, not once, but twice. The AOCDS board of directors, including OCERS safety member Roger Hilton, strongly endorses Artin Baron.
Orange County Undersheriff Don Barnes appeared to be on track to become the county’s new sheriff, but it was unclear late Tuesday if he could lock the position and avoid a November run-off.
Every election is a critical one. We must have our voices heard in order to preserve the quality law enforcement taxpayers have come to expect and deserve. Don’t let others make decisions for you. Be informed and vote.
The AOCDS Board and Political Action Committee (PAC) met after the live broadcast of the AOCDS Sheriff’s Candidate Forum. Both candidates, Undersheriff Don Barnes and Aliso Viejo Mayor Dave Harrington, were interviewed by a panel of four and invited to share additional comments from a questionnaire they submitted.