— Bocanegra wins an exclusive endorsement from the 7,500 member strong law enforcement association —

[PACOIMA, CA] —Raul Bocanegra’s campaign for State Assembly today reports winning the endorsement of the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS).

ALADS is the largest association of deputy sheriffs and district attorney investigators in the United States, representing more than 7,500 sworn law enforcement officers.

“Raul Bocanegra has a proven track record of working to make our communities safer,” said George Hofstetter, President of the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS).  “Raul understands the issues and has the experience needed to solve problems and deliver results.  That is why Raul has the full support and confidence of the 7,500 sworn law enforcement officers of ALADS.”

Winning the support of ALADS caps off a big week for Bocanegra’s campaign.  Bocanegra began the week with a major victory at the Democratic Party Pre-Endorsement Conference.  Over 94% of local Democratic Party delegates voted to endorse Bocanegra, making him a virtual shoe in to receive the official endorsement of the California Democratic Party during the state convention later this month.  On Tuesday, Bocanegra reported raising over $570,000 for his Assembly campaign and, according to campaign finance reports filed on February 1st, he holds a $456,807 cash-on-hand advantage over incumbent Patty Lopez.

“It is an honor to have the support of the brave men and women of ALADS who put their lives on the line everyday to protect us,” said Raul Bocanegra.  “Public safety has always and will continue to be one of my top priorities.  I look forward to partnering with ALADS and other public safety organizations to make our communities safer and stronger.”

ALADS is the latest to join a growing coalition of supporters united behind Raul Bocanegra that includes Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Congressman Tony Cardenas and Adam Schiff, State Senator Bob Hertzberg, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson, Los Angeles City Councilmember Nury Martinez, LAUSD Board member Monica Ratliff, hundreds of grassroots community leaders, local small business owners, educators, and labor leaders.

For more information please visit www.raulbocanegra.com