I have known Adam Christianson for more than 25 years. During that time I have seen him mature into the articulate, dedicated professional he is today. In his first term as the Sheriff of Stanislaus County I have seen him weather challenges seldom faced by an elected public servant. At the helm of the department he has endured the slings and arrows of the media, derision from long time employees now held accountable and political opponents trying to unseat him through innuendo and personal attacks. Through all of this Adam has held fast to his clear vision for the agency and has been recognized throughout our state as a leader in the public safety arena. His appreciation of the men and women who work with him is the hallmark of any public statement I have heard him utter. Facing Herculean financial challenges in this less than favorable economy have caused him considerable dismay. Knowing these fiscal matters will directly impact people’s lives is at a minimum disheartening. Now is not the time to change the helmsman, but to support his continuing efforts of proactive public safety leadership.
Please join me in voting to retain Sheriff Christianson.