Crime Victims, Firefighters, Police Officers, Sheriff’s Deputies All Unite to Support Former Criminal Prosecutor & Disaster Response Volunteer

Thousand Oaks, CA – The Committee to Elect Jeff Gorell for State Assembly 2010 announced today that the local public safety community has united to endorse Jeff’s legislative campaign, including state and local organizations representing crime victims, firefighters, police officers, and sheriff’s deputies.   Jeff Gorell’s campaign for the 37th Assembly District was endorsed this week by the Crime Victims United of California; Ventura County Professional Firefighters Association; Ventura County Deputy Sheriffs Association; County of Los Angeles Firefighters’ Association; and California Professional Firefighters.   

 “Jeff Gorell has served on the front lines of public safety as a criminal prosecutor in Ventura County where he supported victims of crime every day,” said Harriet C. Salarno, Chair of Crime Victims United of California. “We believe he has the public policy know-how and leadership skills to come to Sacramento and make a real difference in the fight to keep California safe and protect the rights of victims of crime.  We are proud to endorse Jeff Gorell for Assembly.”   Chris Mahon, President of the Ventura County Professional Firefighters Association said, “Jeff has worked in public safety and knows what it takes to keep our communities safe. In Sacramento he will fight to make sure we have the resources to do the job.”

“I’m deeply honored to have the support of men and women in the service of public safety – local heroes I worked alongside when I served as a Ventura County Deputy District Attorney and as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross of Ventura County,” said Gorell. “I’m also humbled to have the support of Crime Victims’ United, a statewide advocacy organization comprised of victims of crime who have now dedicated themselves to protecting victims’ rights and supporting tough-on-crime legislation.”  

 Jeff Gorell’s Public Safety Endorsements:  

  • California Association of Highway Patrolmen
  • California Professional Firefighters
  • Ventura County Professional Firefighters Association
  • Ventura County Deputy Sheriffs Association
  • Santa Paula Police Officers Association
  • Ventura County Prosecutors Association
  • Crime Victims’ United of California
  • County of Los Angeles Firefighters’ Association
  • Ventura County District Attorney Greg Totten
  • Ventura County Sheriff Bob Brooks
  • Ventura County Fire Chief Bob Roper
Jeff Gorell Endorsed by Local Public Safety

Jeff Gorell, candidate for State Assembly, with local police officers

About Jeff Gorell for Assembly 2010: Jeff Gorell has a strong background in public service and public policy, including his work as an advisor to Governor Pete Wilson from 1993 to 1996, and as a statewide business advocate with the powerful California Manufacturers and Technology Association from 1996 to 1999.  He also served Ventura County as deputy district attorney for more than 6 years from 1999 to 2006, working as a trial prosecutor in the major narcotics and violent felony units.  Today, Gorell is a small business owner, practicing attorney, and an adjunct professor of public policy at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.  Gorell, a war veteran, also serves in the United States Navy Reserve and was deployed to Afghanistan after September 11, 2001.  He was recently made executive officer of his naval reserve unit and promoted to the rank of Lt. Commander. Jeff is an intelligence officer and XO of a unit assigned to support the Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA.    Jeff Gorell lives in Camarillo with his wife Laura, daughter Ashley (7) and son Jack (8 months). 
To learn more about Jeff Gorell’s campaign, including his full list of endorsements, background, experience and vision for the future, please visit  # # # #

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