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Letter: As former mayor, I support Jon Crawford

I am supporting Jon Crawford for Napa County Sheriff in the June election. I endorsed him when he first announced it because I have seen him work collaboratively with community leaders and he is the right choice for our county. Last week, I was at a social event with Jon and I watched him connect…

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Letter: Jon Crawford’s termination — What may have actually happened?

This is in response to the Napa Valley Register article on Sunday, April 17, 2022, regarding Jon Crawford and his termination settlement. Let’s examine what may have actually happened. The Napa County supervisors may have wanted a different sheriff than Jon Crawford. Since they could only appoint a sheriff temporarily pending an election by the…

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Letter: What Difference Does a Sheriff Make

If you live in county supervisor districts 2, 4 or 5, there isn’t much to vote on come June 7. So, does that mean we should just sit this one out? Not on your life! For the first time in many years there is a competitive race for county sheriff. And sheriff, as one of…

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Letter: Follow the money in political races

I hope the voters are paying attention to who is funding the various campaigns in the upcoming election and how much money is coming from whom not just in the supervisor’s race, but in the sheriff’s race, as well. As we’ve seen with Supervisor Alfredo Pedroza’s alleged self-dealing and the ongoing investigation by the FPPC,…

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LWV Sheriff Candidates Forum

Jon participated in the League of Women Voters Forum on April 20th. To view the recording, click here.

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Napa sheriff’s candidate Jon Crawford received $500,000 settlement following departure from undersheriff job in 2021

Jon Crawford, the former Napa County undersheriff who is running against Sheriff Oscar Ortiz in this year’s election, received a $500,000 settlement from the county after his departure from the sheriff’s office last year — an exit Crawford said was forced on him because of his pursuit of the county’s top law-enforcement job. Crawford on…

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Letter: Jon Crawford has the background, experience to be sheriff

One person running for Napa County Sheriff is a proven leader with extensive local law enforcement experience that is tempered by integrity. That candidate is none other than Jon Crawford. I’ll be voting for him on June 7 and I urge you to do the same. Jon is “Napa Valley” through and through: He was…

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Napa County Sheriffs Candidate Forum

Thank you to everyone who tuned in earlier this week for the American Canyon Democratic Club’s forum for candidates running for Napa County Sheriff. If you missed the event, you can watch the video below: I believe the contrast was clear during the forum: experience matters and leadership matters. Best, Jon Crawford

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