The race for LA County Sheriff was a battleground. Alex Villanueva took 1st place followed by Long Beach Police Captain Robert Luna and a distant third was Eric Strong.
There are 88 cities in the County of Los Angeles. Eric Strong came in first place in only one city. West Hollywood final vote totals placed Strong in first place with 2,844 votes, followed by Robert Luna with 2,729 votes and then Alex Villanueva with 1,552 votes.
WEHOville featured Eric Strong in an upfront profile.
LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and former Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna will face off in the November election.
Robert Luna won his home City of Long Beach with 33,106 votes compared followed by Villanueva with 16,014 votes and Eric Strong with 8,852 votes.
Alex Villanueva ran big big margins in the City of Santa Clarita with 23,294 votes with Luna following 7,697 votes and Strong with 1,099 votes.
The City of Pasadena was also Luna Country, with Luna in first place with 10,655 votes, Villanueva second with 6,598 votes and Strong third at 5,058 votes. The City of Santa Monica also favored the former Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna with 8,450 votes, Strong finished second with 4,832 votes and a close third was Villanueva with 4,814 votes.
In the battle for the City of Los Angeles Villanueva’s margin was less than 2%, finishing first with 158,538 votes, followed by Luna with 156,571 votes and Strong was third with 122,411 votes.
The final vote totals of the top 3 candidates were Alex Villanueva with 454,556 votes, Robert Luna 383,181 votes, and Eric Strong with 232,274 votes. Eric Strong won 1 city. The City of West Hollywood.
I heard from a close friend of Eric Strong’s nanny that when he was 4 he called a neighborhood kid a poopy head. So when this comes out he’ll be ostracized by the city council.
the current LA sheriff is an absolute disaster and underscores the failure of choosing a law enforcement professional by popular vote, Such a position should be filled a bin-permanent panel comprised of other law enforcement and legal pros and ordinary local citizens, keeping it ad far way from politic ax possible. The current sheriff is not only unqualified for the post but he is also a jerk and was voted in on ethnic name recognition and Democratic party endorsement. Ask any law enforcement pro what he thinks of this guy.
I wouldn’t count on the LAC Board of Supervisors picking a better Sheriff. Just like I wouldn’t want this City Council to be in charge of our own police department.
A series of responses clearly characteristic of the apparent idiocy of commenters. Few have facts, are willing to share while others get in the way with silliness.
Although I have asked several commenters here on WeHoVille who have disparaged Villanueva what it is he has done that they feel as they do about him, not one has responded.
So again, can someone be specific about their dissatisfaction with the Sheriff?
Because we know you’re asking in bad faith.
A google search is free. There are tons if not hundreds of articles about his mishandling of the LASD.
In the media it’s hard to know what is merely opposition by political enemies and what is accurate, so I don’t put a lot of stock in the complicit press. But you’re right. Snarky as ever, but you do make a point.
And I have actually posted a link or two.
No one responded because if you don’t know what’s wrong, responding would be a waste of time. Where have you been the last several years? Under a rock?
you just proved his point
So, …… clearly you got nuthin’.
He thinks he is above the law. i.e., hiring someone who was fired; going into Venice Beach where he does not have jurisdiction, etc. Then there is the whole issue of the “gangs” in the department and his attitude about them.
Not only hiring someone who was fired, but someone who was stalking an ex-girlfriend in violation of a restraining order.
Villanueva was stalking an ex-girlfriend?
No, the deputy was apparently stalking ex-girlfriend in violation. Villaneuva rehired the deputy.
Oops! Never mind …. I just read your comment again and it appears now that you were referring to the new hire who was stalking.
Do you Mr. Martin have incontrovertible facts to offer?
I’m really screwing up here! I thought I wrote a Reply to you but I wrote it to myself! I reread your comment and understood it.
Okay, thank you. That gives me a place to start!
He charged West Hollywood for deputies that were not on the clock and claimed overtime for others. Millions of dollars were incorrectly paid out from the city. Of course, no one has accused the city of Mis-management. The city should have audited the situation instead of just rolling over and paying. This is a city issue- gross mismanagement of finances. Another case in point, West Hollywood Park massive cost overruns, complete mismanagement of timeline and trades and purchases that don’t adhere to required compliances and codes.