Former L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced his intention to run for a seat on the Board of Supervisors.
Villanueva would run for the county’s 2024 4th district seat, which is currently held by Supervisor Janice Hahn.
In response to Villanueva’s announcement, Supervisor Hahn pointed back to the former Sheriff’s re-election loss as evidence that voters did not want him in a position of power.
“LA County voters — including District 4 — resoundingly rejected the man known as the ‘Donald Trump of LA County’ last November for his incompetence and corruption,” Hahn said in a statement. “LA County became less safe under Villanueva’s reign. He is a fraud and a failure, and LA County voters won’t be fooled again.”
In 2022, Villanueva lost his re-election bid for sheriff against now Sheriff Robert Luna.
During the election cycle, Villanueva was accused of being part of law enforcement gangs, accusations he said “fell apart” in courts due to lack of evidence.
Villanueva served as Sheriff in L.A. From 2018 to 2022.
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