Salinas, Calif. – Today, Anna Caballero, Chair of the California State Assembly’s Committee on Agriculture and candidate for California State Senate District 12, was endorsed by the California Association of Highway Patrolmen.
“I am humbled to have the endorsement of the California Association of Highway Patrolmen,” said Caballero. “Throughout my time in the legislature and as Mayor of Salinas, I have partnered with law enforcement to strengthen our communities, reduce gang violence, and protect our children. I look forward to continuing our efforts together in the State Senate.”
Founded in 1920, the California Association of Highway Patrolmen (CAHP) advocates for the hardworking members of the California Highway Patrol in matters related to pay, benefits and working conditions. The CAHP serves both active and retired officers and their families by providing them with top-notch benefits and legislative advocacy programs. They also organize public trust and collaboration initiatives to ensure the California Highway Patrol remains deserving of – and improves upon – its historically high level of trust from the public.
Assemblymember Anna Caballero serves as Chair of the Agriculture Committee in the California State Assembly and is the former Mayor of Salinas. As the first female Mayor of Salinas, Caballero oversaw the expansion of gang violence reduction programs that brought crime in the city to an all-time low. Cited for her fiscal discipline, she turned a budget deficit into a surplus and went on to serve as the California Secretary for Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency, where she cut wasteful spending and championed the expansion of housing construction and services for homeless veterans. She is endorsed by the California Association of Highway Patrolmen, Firefighters, Nurses, and Teachers.
California’s 12th State Senate District, split between Fresno, Madera, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, and Stanislaus Counties, is one of the most competitive legislative districts in California.