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CD11: CoCo sheriff endorses Goehring

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Thursday, November 19th, 2009 at 5:13 pm in 2010 election, congressional district 11.

Rupf

Rupf

Contra Costa Country Sheriff Warren Rupf, who considered running for the 11th Congressional District himself, has endorsed Lodi grapegrower Brad Goehring in the 2010 Republican primary.

“Brad Goehring is a candidate that understands the nature of the law enforcement mission and the tools we need to accomplish it.  I trust Brad to work with local law enforcement and to be a voice for fiscal sanity and job creation in Washington DC.  I am proud to endorse Brad Goehring for the Republican nomination and as our next Congressman,” Repf said in a prepared release.

Read on for the full release from Goehring’s campaign:

PRESS RELEASE

Brad Goehring’s campaign in the 11th Congressional District received a huge boost today with the endorsement of popular Contra Costa County Sheriff Warren Rupf.

Sheriff Rupf is a 40 year veteran of the Contra Costa county Sheriff’s office and has held virtually every position and served in every assignment in the department.  Also the longest serving member of the department Rupf began his service in 1965.  The lifelong Contra Costa resident also serves as director of two scholarship programs and belongs to a host of law enforcement and community service organizations.

“Brad Goehring is a candidate that understands the nature of the law enforcement mission and the tools we need to accomplish it.  I trust Brad to work with local law enforcement and to be a voice for fiscal sanity and job creation in Washington DC.  I am proud to endorse Brad Goehring for the Republican nomination and as our next Congressman,” said Rupf.

Goehring’s campaign has seen a surge of support that includes San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore, local Assemblyman Bill Berryhill and a large number of conservative leaders and elected officials in the 11th District.

“I am deeply honored that Sheriff Rupf has endorsed my campaign for Congress in the 11th congressional district,” said Goehring. “I am looking forward to serving in Congress with the same honesty, honor, and stewardship of office that Sheriff Rupf has displayed as Sheriff of Contra Costa County. I believe now is the time to get our fiscal house in order, and ensure that public safety, and not out of control spending remains government’s top priority.”

To learn more about Brad Goehring and his campaign for the 11th Congressional District please visit his website at www.goehringforcongress.com.

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  • Frank

    In other words, other Republicans, go away.

  • Tom Benigno

    Concerned:
    Is the Sheriff a republican? A few years ago all public service employees had to be democrats. We have sure come a long way from the old days of honest politicians.

    If this is the case, why do we need to put party affiliation on any ballot. Cross overs were tabo at one time.

  • John W

    Speaking as a McNerney supporter, we need Sarah and Dick Armey to come in and endorse a real right winger.

  • RR, Uninvited Columnist

    Unless the House members are prepared to arrest and detain badmen, they don’t need a sheriff’s endorsement.