Chief Zimmerman, local law enforcement leaders endorse Bonnie Dumanis for County Supervisor
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Former San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, joined by other law enforcement leaders, made her first political endorsement Monday, announcing her support of Bonnie Dumanis for County Supervisor.
“Bonnie has spent her entire life protecting our community, as a prosecutor, a judge and as our District Attorney for 15 years,” said Zimmerman. “I have seen first-hand how Bonnie collaborates to bring people together to solve issues. She focuses her efforts on getting things done and not on who gets the credit. I support Bonnie Dumanis and I know Bonnie will make us all proud as a County Supervisor.”
Former FBI Special Agent in Charge for San Diego Eric Birnbaum, former Chula Vista Police Chief David Berajano, and National City Police Chief Manny Rodriguez, representing the San Diego County Police Chiefs and Sheriffs Association, also announced their support.
“Bonnie Dumanis is just the person San Diego County needs on the Board of Supervisors, said former FBI SAC Birnbaum. “Her enthusiasm, experience, integrity, and dedication to public service will ensure the people of the Fourth District are well represented.”
“As a member of the law enforcement community for over 35 years, it is an honor to support one of San Diego’s most accomplished and proven leaders,” said former Chula Vista Chief Berajano. “There is no doubt, Judge Dumanis will be fully engaged with the District 4 community to improve quality of life issues for all.”
National City Chief of Police Rodriguez affirmed the support of the San Diego County Chiefs and Sheriff Association, saying, “Bonnie has a proven track record of dedicated public service to our community; her commitment to excellence and caring outlook has opened a pathway for our communities to thrive. Her collaborative style and wiliness to listen has enhanced our region’s effectiveness. Bonnie’s leadership experience as judge and District Attorney make her uniquely qualified to further serve San Diego County residents.”
“I have devoted my life to law enforcement and proud of my 35 years of service in protecting our communities from crime,” said Dumanis. “That experience has taught me how to deal with critical issues facing our community.”
Dumanis continued, “The support of the men and women I’ve worked alongside means a great deal to me and I’m proud to have that support.”
Dumanis has been endorsed by more than a dozen law enforcement associations, unions, and leaders in bid to succeed Supervisor Ron Roberts. Her work with other law enforcement leaders has helped make San Diego the safest urban county in America.