Supervisor Marion Ashley Endorses Sheriff Sniff’s Re-election
Riverside, CA - Supervisor Marion Ashley has announced his formal endorsement of Sheriff Stan Sniff’s re-election on November 6th.*
During the recent Riverside County Budget hearings that started on June 11th, 5th District Supervisor Marion Ashley specifically commended Sheriff Stan Sniff, on the record, for his exceptional fiscal management during the past few years of tough county fiscal challenges, as well as throughout the Sheriff’s tenure in meeting budget targets each year. The Sheriff was cited for running one of the biggest departments, and for having a close partnership with the County and kept its budget within the guidelines set forth by the Board of Supervisors.
Sheriff Stan Sniff remarked, “It is an honor to receive Supervisor Marion Ashley’s endorsement. He’s been a tremendous long-time public servant and strong advocate for public safety while serving as our County Supervisor since 2002, in addition to also serving as Chairman of the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) and the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG). He has worked closely with the Sheriff’s Department and understands the critical skills required of our agency’s senior leaders, and he has served as a mentor to so many of us."
Sheriff Stan Sniff has held office since 2007, and previously rose through the ranks including experience in several station and facility command positions, followed by lengthy experience as a senior executive under previous sheriffs. He manages an annual $700 million budget entrusted to him by the County Supervisors and oversees countywide operations for nearly 4,000 fulltime employees in one of California’s most complex and largest law enforcement agencies, serving 2.4 million Riverside County residents. He has modernized the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department with the integration of high-technology tools to help successfully fight crime during an austere fiscal period for the County.
*Supervisor Marion Ashley’s endorsement joins a rapidly growing list of County Supervisors and ranking county officials that includes Supervisor Kevin Jeffries, and retired Riverside County Supervisors Tom Mullen, Patricia “Corky” Larson, and Norton Younglove. Other ranking county officials that already have endorsed the Sheriff’s re-election include Riverside County’s Public Defender Steve Harmon, Riverside County’s Treasurer Jon Christiansen, Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Judy White, retired Riverside County District Attorney Grover Trask and retired Riverside County Sheriff Cois Byrd.