Salinas, Calif. – Anna Caballero, Chair of the California State Assembly’s Committee on Agriculture and candidate for California State Senate District 12, was today endorsed by the Peace Officers Research Association of California.
“It is an honor to receive an endorsement from the Peace Officers Research Association of California,” said Caballero, “As a state legislator, I have worked with law enforcement officials on every level to keep our families, communities, and neighborhoods safe. I look forward to continuing this commitment in the State Senate with the support of PORAC.”
The Peace Officers Research Association of California, known as PORAC, was founded in 1953 as a professional federation of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. It represents over 70,000 public safety members and over 930 associations across California, making it the largest statewide association in the nation. Its mission is to identify public safety needs in Californian communities and provide programs to adequately meet those changing needs.
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 programs that reduced gang violence and 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 the Salinas Valley and the counties of Fresno, Madera, Merced, San Benito, and Stanislaus, is one of the most competitive legislative districts in California.