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LWV League of Women Voters of California
Monterey County, CA March 5, 2002 Election
 Smart Voter Steven R. Villegas

Candidate for
Sheriff/Coroner/Public Administrator; County of Monterey

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Sheriff Investigator
  • B.A. Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento
  • Completing Executive Master's Degree @ Golden Gate University
  • Year 2000, recognized by Local Latino Network, U.S. Congress, and California State Assembly for community service work
  • 1977 to 1978 - Employed at Monterey County Sheriff's Department
  • 1978 to 1982 - Worked as Police Officer for Salinas Police Department
  • 1982 to Present - Returned back to work for Monterey County Sheriff's Department
Top Priorities if Elected
  • Fill remaining vacancies of deputy sheriffs to maximum staffing so the highest level of service may be provided to the community
  • Restore the Sheriff's Gang Unit and increase Special Enforcement Unit to battle local gang issues and provide service to special crime issues
  • Promote integration of the community and Sheriff's department as a whole
Key Endorsements
  • General Teamsters Union Local 890
  • United Food & Commercial Workers International Union Local 1096
  • The Californian Newspaper
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Position Papers
Lack Of Public Safety
Public safety is one of the most important issues that must be addressed. People want to feel safe within their homes and within their community. People want their children to feel safe and have that sense of security.
Problems With Recruitment and Retainment of Deputy Sheriffs
I'm running for office to get the department in the right direction to achieve the goals and objectives that we set out to reach. Such goals and objectives are aggressive recruiting and retainment of deputy sheriffs. We cannot reach those goals under our present plan.
People Helping People
Until we can fulfill our deputy sheriff vacancies, the Sheriff's department must reach out to the community for help. The Sheriff's department belongs to the community so the community must get directly involved with the Sheriff's department.
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