IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to be straight up and say that Carona has done a decent job as sheriff for seven years. The problem is that heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s shown lousy judgment lately. The Los Angeles Times put it best in an editorial:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The list goes on, and it points to a sheriff who has repeatedly placed political connections and campaign contributions before prudent judgment. The result is a department so demoralized and fractured that it’s unlikely the sheriff can put it back together. Carona should have stuck with the two-term pledge he made, well, two terms ago.Ã¢â‚¬Â
If you told me today that you were just going to abstain from voting for Sheriff, I wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t laughÃ¢â‚¬Â¦but maybe IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d chortle under my breath and lift my nose and act as if my political sensibilities are much more finely tuned then yours.
ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a guy running for Sheriff that deserves your vote. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ralph Martin. Martin works as a commander with the Los Angeles County SheriffÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Department where he oversees a division that is larger than the OC SheriffÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s territory. MartinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s resume is longer than CaronaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s I.O.U. list: heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s worked for 33 years as a commander and he oversaw the addition of a task force in Compton that reduced crime in the area.
Vote for change, vote for Ralph Martin. Our county needs it.