This latest public safety endorsement establishes Chavez Lodge as the clear choice for public safety
(Anaheim) – Today, Anaheim Budget Commissioner Steven Chavez Lodge received a major endorsement from the Association of Orange County Sheriff Deputies (AOCDS).  This latest endorsement marks the coalescing of local public safety around Chavez Lodge’s candidacy in an area of Anaheim where public safety is the most important issue to voters.
“West Anaheim faces unique public safety challenges that requires experienced leadership and a City Councilmember that won’t play politics with public safety,” said Tom Dominguez, Assoc. Of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (AOCDS) President.  “Steve Lodge’s commitment to our men and women in uniform, as a distinguished retired Santa Ana Police Officer, and his sensitivity and experience to protecting the public make him the clear choice and candidate we trust to make West Anaheim a safe place to raise a family and run a business again.  Please join the Anaheim Police Association (APA) and AOCDS in support Steve Lodge this Tuesday, November 8th”
“I am honored to have received the support of the AOCDS and pledge to run a campaign their members can be proud of.” said Lodge.  “Fixing homelessness and drug-fueled crime in West Anaheim will require cooperation between the city, residents and law enforcement and I look forward to bringing those groups together to solve the problem.”
The AOCDS are joined by a long list of public safety officials and organizations in support of Steven Chavez Lodge for Anaheim Council.   Including:
OC District Attorney Tony Rackauckas,
OC Sheriff Sandra Hutchens,
the Anaheim Police Officers Association,
Santa Ana Police Chief Paul Walters (Ret.),
Anaheim Police Chief John Welter (Ret.),
former Anaheim Police Chief Jimmy Kennedy (Ret.),
Anaheim Dep. Police Chief Craig Hunter (Ret.),
and Crime Survivors Founder & CEO Patricia Wenskunas

Steve Chavez Lodge is an Orange County native, and long time Anaheim resident.  After serving in the US Army as a paratrooper, Steve spent 28 years with the Santa Ana Police Department – the last seven years as a decorated Senior Gang Homicide Detective and cross-designated federal agent.  Steve is a father of four and grandfather of four and makes his home in West Anaheim.