Local Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leaders Endorse Catharine Baker for Re-election

Local Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leaders Endorse Catharine Baker for Re-election.

(San Ramon) – Today, Assemblywoman Catharine Baker announced Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern, Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston, Contra Costa District Attorney Mark Peterson, Livermore Police Chief Michael Harris, Contra Costa District Attorney Mark Peterson, and Crime Victims United all endorsed her re-election.

“Catharine Baker has been a strong vote for public safety,” said Sheriff David Livingston, Secretary of the California State Sheriff’s Association. “One of her first bills established child abuse prevention training in our schools for the first time in California history, and her legislation shows she is fighting to keep our communities safe.”

“In the Assembly Catharine Baker has been the rare legislator who works across the aisle to support public safety in our communities,” said Sheriff Gregory Ahern, Past President of the California State Sheriff’s Association. “She has bravely supported common-sense legislation to reduce gun violence. With Catharine, it’s not about ego; it’s about protecting our community from crime.”

“Catharine Baker has supported common-sense gun control reforms, and she has been a leader working across the aisle to help make our communities safe,” said Michael Harris, Chief of Police for the City of Livermore.

Baker has sponsored legislation that ensures victims receive full restitution for crimes committed against them (AB 2295), prevents victims of stalking from having their home address made public through property title records (AB 2263), increases penalties for felons found illegally possessing firearms (AB 2666), and provide funding for increased prosecution of human trafficking (AB 2202). Baker also co-authored legislation to make it a felony to possess the date rape drug with the intent to use (AB 46), to possess a stolen firearm (AB 1869), and to provide funding for research on firearm violence prevention (SB 1002).