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Posted by: thepinetree on 04/23/2014 09:28 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 04/23/2014 09:28 PM
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PORAC Endorses Pat Garrahan for Sheriff

Valley Springs, CA – The Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) has officially endorsed Pat Garrahan for Calaveras County Sheriff. PORAC, incorporated in 1953, represents more than 64,000 public safety personnel, making it the largest public safety organization in California and the largest statewide public safety association in the nation...


“Pat Garrahan has the experience and dedication that Calaveras County needs to keep our neighborhoods safe,” said Steve Walker, President of PORAC’s Valley Chapter. “We are proud to endorse Pat Garrahan for Sheriff.”

The PORAC endorsement is Garrahan’s third major public safety endorsement. He received the support of the Calaveras County Deputy Sheriff’s Association and the Calaveras Consolidated Firefighters Association last month.

“I am honored to have my experience, education, and professionalism recognized by another law enforcement organization,” Garrahan said.
The Countywide election for Sheriff will be on the June 3, 2014 ballot. For more information, visit garrahanforsheriff.com.

Garrahan is a United State Marine Corps Veteran and has over three decades of professional law enforcement experience. He lives in Valley Springs with Kate, his wife of thirty-six years. Kate is the school librarian at Jenny Lind Elementary School. They have three grown children and five grandchildren. The Garrahans have been residents of Calaveras County for twenty-two years.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2014-04-23 21:37:15   By: Anonymous
 
Oh Geez, this is a HUGE endorsement!!
Congratulations Mr. Garrahan!!

Sheriff Kuntz, its time for you to hang it up and go home.

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    Posted on: 2014-04-23 22:57:52   By: Anonymous
     
    It's not a huge endorsement., go back to Oakland where you belong

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      Posted on: 2014-04-24 11:30:57   By: Anonymous
       
      Face it, Sheriff Kuntz is an embarrassment locally and at the state level. Word of his "incompetence" travels fast...I guarantee the State Sheriff's Association would like to have a intelligent representative sitting at the table from Calaveras County.



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      Posted on: 2014-04-25 00:02:05   By: Anonymous
       
      I really can't believe your thing with Oakland!!! I can say this...I have seen drug buys going on at Sierra Trading Post in Arnold and have called the sheriff's dept BUT never a response! I have called at least twice without even a call back! This is DEFINITELY not the type of law enforcement I want in Arnold where my grandchildren are being raised! We need someone who is more responsive to the drug problem we have up here!

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    Posted on: 2014-05-14 14:23:12   By: Anonymous
     


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No Subject
Posted on: 2014-04-23 22:56:17   By: Anonymous
 
Impressive news that Pat Garrahan already has three endorsements. These easily could have gone to the current sheriff but they didn't.

I'm listening to our men and women in uniform. They must know something we don't.

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    Posted on: 2014-04-24 02:57:45   By: Anonymous
     
    it sure sounds like it!!!!

    ps: I'm from Oakland. so what?

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    Posted on: 2014-04-24 15:04:44   By: Anonymous
     
    Kuntz has dozens of endorsements. From residents, business owners etc. he listens to what the VOTERS want.

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Union Oinker
Posted on: 2014-04-24 06:51:18   By: Anonymous
 
Pat is just another Bay Area refugee looking for a double pension.

He spent decades in Oakland with no impact.

Backed by three self serving unions. Speaks volumes.

We have a great Sheriff. A community supporter not an union stooge.

Four more years for our native son!

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    Re: Union Oinker
    Posted on: 2014-04-24 08:26:54   By: Anonymous
     
    typical comment! being a "native son" does not a good Sheriff make. Do your homework.

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      Re: Union Oinker
      Posted on: 2014-04-24 10:29:50   By: Anonymous
       
      Whenever the unions take sides, it makes me wonder about the motives. Makes me nervous!

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        Re: Union Oinker
        Posted on: 2014-04-24 10:31:38   By: Anonymous
         
        PORAC is not a union!!

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      Re: Union Oinker
      Posted on: 2014-04-24 15:46:09   By: Anonymous
       
      A native son......or LOCAL GUY.......does not a good Supervisor make as well!!! Choose your candidates based on experience, knowledge of issues and investment in the community. They are ALL locals........ whether or not they were "born and raised" here makes absolutely NO difference in how they will perform their duties if elected. Many were born and raised here, and went to school here...this means nothing with regard to how they will serve their constituents. Be informed!

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    Re: Union Oinker
    Posted on: 2014-04-24 10:30:25   By: Anonymous
     
    You want four more years of a stooge, who can't even get the backing of his own department? Then vote for Kuntz.

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    Re: Union Oinker
    Posted on: 2014-04-24 15:06:11   By: Anonymous
     
    Oh he had impact. There was some funny business about him when he was watch commander there that turned sour. It's all very hush hush.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2014-04-24 07:56:39   By: Anonymous
 
I'm just curious how PORAC came to this decision. I know they didn't contact their general membership. Was there some type of review or did they just endorse their own member? Anyone know?


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    Posted on: 2014-04-24 09:45:48   By: Anonymous
     
    PORAC vetted their choice through the SO's union. Ask your leadership. They also asked other law enforcement leaders in and around Calaveras County.

    The PORAC endorsement does speak volumes!

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    Posted on: 2014-04-24 10:26:24   By: Anonymous
     
    "Own member"??
    I would assume that Kuntz and the Sheriff's Office are part of PORAC too, most law enforcement in the state are members.
    PORAC leadership probably met with both candidates and made their choice.

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      Posted on: 2014-04-24 15:02:15   By: Anonymous
       
      Porac endorses whoever the union endorses read their website people. They back unions. Yes, of course the deputies want to pick their own boss, we all would like to pick our bosses but we the voters will make that choice not a union.

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        Posted on: 2014-04-24 19:32:11   By: Anonymous
         
        It is not a matter of picking their own boss!!!!! They want someone with leadership and they are real tired of being embarrassed!!!!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2014-04-25 07:56:49   By: Anonymous
 
If PORAC made this decision based solely on the support of the DSA, then it is not a real endorsement at all. If they spoke to the candidates and had some actual vetting process, then the endorsement is huge. I am trying to get an answer from the area Rep, Jim Bock, but no response yet. I don't know who is, or is not a PORAC member. I was merely wondering if membership is a prerequisite for endorsement.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2014-04-25 08:05:31   By: Anonymous
 
Just heard from PORAC Rep. The endorsement was made at the request of the DSA. There was no vetting process. I'm still undecided, but this endorsement is an affirmation of the DSA decision, and therefore, carries no extra weight for me.

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    Posted on: 2014-04-25 08:50:57   By: Anonymous
     
    Garrahan clams hes been in the county 20+ years. How come come no one knows him. Why didn't he go to work for calaveras county sheriffs office years ago. There is an artical in sacramento bee that Garrahan and two other lieutenants let ths city get so out of hand the Feds were going to take it over. Go back to Oakland and fix the problems there. We don't need you here.

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      Posted on: 2014-04-25 08:56:47   By: Anonymous
       
      Angels Camp PD wouldn't hire him as a Cheif why would we want him as a Sheriff. Go back to the middle east and make some more tax free money. Downum wanted someone to run against Kuntz and Garrahan was the only one he could find. There is a sucked born every minute.

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        Posted on: 2014-04-25 12:54:22   By: Anonymous
         
        Go to one of the debates and see for yourself, Kuntz is unprepared, unqualified and has no business holding office.

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          Posted on: 2014-04-25 18:45:45   By: Anonymous
           
          That is very true


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            Posted on: 2014-04-25 19:12:11   By: Anonymous
             
            sometimes, voting choices boil down to choosing the lesser of two evils... this may be the case here.

            but I'd rather have a wolf than an idiot.

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              Posted on: 2014-04-27 18:01:10   By: Anonymous
               
              I agree, change is a very good thing in this case

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