The Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, the largest association of deputy sheriffs and district attorney investigators in the United States, announced that they have endorsed Democrat Mike Eng for the 22nd State Senate seat. Senator Ed Hernandez, who is termed out and running for Lieutenant Governor, currently represents the district and is also supporting Mike Eng.

ALADS, which represents 7,900 sworn law enforcement officers (including many who live in and serve in the San Gabriel Valley), joins the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC), Professional Peace Officers Association (PPOA) and more than 90 local elected officials from the San Gabriel Valley who have endorsed Mike.

“I’m proud to be endorsed by the deputies and investigators who protect the people of L.A. County and are so dedicated to preventing crime,” Eng said. “Neighborhood safety has always been a top priority to me as a lawmaker, educator and City Councilmember. Having the support of our local deputy sheriffs means a lot to me personally,” Eng concluded.

As of the last campaign reports filed at the end of July, Mike Eng had raised more than $1.1 million and had more than 800% as much cash-on-hand as his nearest competitor. He’s also supported by State Senate President Pro-Tem Kevin de Leon and 20 current and recently retired State Senators, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Supervisor Hilda Solis, Assemblymember Ed Chau, State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, California Conference of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), and many others.