County Sheriffs Unite In Support of Judge Bailey

California – Fresno County Sheriff Margaret MimsCalaveras County Sheriff Rick DiBasilio, and Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood have united in support of Judge Steven Bailey (Ret.) for Attorney General ahead of the nonpartisan primary election on June 5th.


“First responders are facing an array of difficult challenges,” said Judge Steven Bailey. “It’s important they have an Attorney General who supports them.” Bailey, the only candidate for Attorney General with a background in criminal justice and working with law enforcement, says he will appoint a special law enforcement liaison to the Office of the Attorney General to ensure that law enforcement leaders and rank-and-file officers always have a seat at the table on issues affecting them.”


Margaret Mims has been a peace officer since January l980. She was the first female deputy sheriff Sergeant to supervise field patrol units and the first female deputy sheriff to attain the rank of Lieutenant, Captain, Assistant Sheriff, and to be elected to the office of Sheriff. She is a graduate of Fresno Pacific University, and has her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from National University. She is a graduate of California POST’s (Peace Officer Standards & Training) Supervisory Leadership Institute and she is also a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police coordinated through Boston University and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.


Rick DiBasilio has been with the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office for 16 years, holding positions such as Patrol Officer, School Resource Officer, Sheriff’s Explorer Advisor, Detective, and Sergeant. In 2016, he took over the position of Calaveras County Sheriff after the death of decorated Sheriff Gary Kuntz. As Sheriff of Calaveras County, Rick has built relationships with local, county, and federal agencies in order to keep the people of Calaveras County safe. Rick’s reputation for a strong work ethic has been awarded with commendations for uncompromising devotion to the Calaveras County community.


Greg Hagwood first took a job as deputy sheriff during his last semester of college and quickly rose through the ranks including 16 years on the SWAT team, 13 years in narcotics enforcement and felony investigations, and promotions to sergeant and undersheriff. He was elected Sheriff in 2010 with overwhelming support. Since then, he has enhanced the Neighborhood Watch initiative and formed a Citizen Liaison Committee to increase transparency within the sheriff’s post. He speaks regularly to radio and news outlets to address citizens’ concerns and serves as an example to youth in the community, instituting the D.A.R.E program at local schools and mentoring those conducting senior projects in law enforcement.


In addition to the three county Sheriff’s, Judge Bailey has been endorsed by Placer County District Attorney Scott Owens and Tehama County District Attorney Gregg Cohen, along with the Roseville Police Officers’ Association and the Rocklin Police Officers’ Association as well as theDeputy Sheriffs’ Associations of El Dorado and Placer County.


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