Published 03/28/18, Porterville Recorder
Warren Gubler announced Tuesday his most recent endorsements by the highest levels of law enforcement in the 26th Assembly District.
Karen Tellalian, Gubler’s campaign manager, said the Professional Law Enforcement Managers Association of Tulare County (PLEMA) has released its unanimous endorsement of Gubler.
In March, Tellalian said the Tulare County Chiefs Association, comprised of police chiefs and the leadership of law enforcement throughout the county, announced its endorsement of Gubler.
“As law enforcement professionals, we are constantly mindful of the safety and welfare of the citizens in Tulare County,” said PLEMA President Ty Stelow, a Tulare County sheriff’s lieutenant. “As mayor of Visalia, you (Gubler) have strengthened and supported the public safety department through fiscal responsibility, leadership and policies that kept criminals off the streets. Based on your actions and public service, you have exhibited your dedication to building safer communities and true leadership that is desperately needed in the state capital.”
“I am extremely pleased and honored to receive the endorsements of both of these outstanding Tulare County law enforcement agencies,” said Gubler. “Having the support of law enforcement’s leadership throughout the entire county shows they have confidence in me to work with them in keeping our communities safe.”
Tellalian said these key endorsements join Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux, Inyo County Sheriff Bill Lutze and Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward in supporting Gubler for Assembly District 26 and further Gubler’s momentum going into the June 5 primary.
“Warren Gubler’s experience, commitment and communication skills will serve the 26th District as an engaged and informed representative. We need representation in Sacramento with the intellect to address the issues facing law enforcement, particularly in our rural communities,” said Lutze.
Gubler said his primary reason for running for the Assembly seat is that “we have had ineffective representation in Sacramento with our current assemblyman,” and promises that once elected, he will stay firmly planted in the district, Tellalian said.
In November 2009, Tellalian said Gubler was elected to the Visalia City Council, was Visalia’s vice mayor from 2013 to 2016 and has been mayor of Visalia since 2016.