District Attorney Mike Ramos Rallies Supporters at Campaign Kickoff Event

San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos, who announced in March his intention to run for reelection in 2018, held a campaign kickoff event last week. The event took place Thursday at the home of Stan and Ellen Weiser, in the city of Redlands, where Ramos was born and raised and currently resides.

Ramos was introduced by Sheriff John McMahon and Supervisor James Ramos.

With all the recent changes to public safety, having a partner like Mike to hold criminals accountable is what it takes. Mike is the guy I can pick up the phone and talk to him any minute, of any day, to make sure we hold crooks accountable in San Bernardino County.
— Sheriff John McMahon, San Bernardino County
The collaboration between the Board of Supervisors and all elected officials in San Bernardino county has never been so strong. We have to make sure that we get Mike back as our County DA.
— County Supervisor James Ramos

Speaking to a crowded room, District Attorney Mike Ramos rallied supporters. His message--one that he has been committed to since first taking office--centers on holding criminals accountable, supporting victims' rights and continuing to create prevention and intervention programs to protect our youth and combat future crime.

Ramos' announcement in March, which set into motion his reelection campaign, also garnered several supporters from across the county. The first wave of supporters were released today on his campaign website www.joinmikeramos.com/endorsements.

The list includes every police chief and the sheriff in San Bernardino County along with several other government officials, community leaders and victims' rights advocates.


San Bernardino County Police Chiefs and Sheriff Association
San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon
Chino Police Chief Karen Comstock
Upland Police Chief Brian Johnson
San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan
Redlands Police Chief Mark Garcia
California Highway Patrol Chief Bill Dance
Barstow Police Chief Albert Ramirez
Ontario Chief of Police Brad Kaylor
Colton Chief of Police Mark Owens
Fontana Police Chief R. Ramsey
Montclair Police Chief Robert Avels
Rialto Police Chief Randy De Anda
Rod Hoops, San Bernardino County Sheriff (retired)
Gary Penrod, San Bernardino County Sheriff (retired)
Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff
Redlands Police Officers' Association
Ontario Police Officers' Association

San Bernardino County Supervisor James Ramos
San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford
San Bernardino County Supervisor Robert Lovingood

Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas
Ventura County District Attorney Greg Totten
Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert
Imperial County District Attorney Gilbert G. Otero
Onondaga County District Attorney William J. Fitzpatrick

Congressman Paul Cook
Congressman Ken Calvert
Mary Bono, Former Congresswoman

Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino)
Assemblymember Marc Steinorth (R-Rancho Cucamonga)
Assemblymember Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley)
Senator Bill Emmerson (retired)

Chief Assistant District Attorney Michael Fermin
Assistant District Attorney Gary Roth
Assistant District Attorney Mary Ashley
Bureau of Investigation Chief Mike Smith
Chief Deputy District Attorney Gary Fagan
Chief Deputy District Attorney Bruce Brown
Chief Deputy District Attorney Simon Umscheid
Chief Deputy District Attorney Julie Peterson
Chief Deputy District Attorney Rob Brown
Asst. District Attorney Jim Hackleman (retired)

Russell M. Perry, Attorney and Victims' Rights Advocate
Kermit and Tami Alexander, Victims' Rights Advocates
Tim Evans, Founder of the Unforgettables

I am the most prepared candidate for district attorney in 2018. I believe the citizens of our county want a district attorney who, first of all, lives in our county. As a lifelong resident, I am personally invested in every decision because each one affects the quality of life for my own family, for my children, for my grandkids, and for my neighbors. But more importantly, I believe people also want someone who has proven leadership experience when it comes to dealing with crises, someone who has built bridges and partnerships at the local, state and federal levels. As a result of the great work of our prosecutors and support staff, and the relationships we have built over the years, our county is stronger, and quite frankly, the message is out there to criminals: If you commit a crime in San Bernardino County, you will be held accountable. I still recall Governor Brown calling me when he was dealing with prison overcrowding. He said I was sending too many people to state prison. I explained to him that we won’t back down, and we didn’t. And we won’t. Comments like this are representative of the great team we have in place, and I’m proud to represent them. Forget the naysayers who would try to diminish the great work of our office. Their sad attempts to dismiss our efforts are age-old political stunts. The positive results speak for themselves, and I believe the public sees right through these antics. Under my leadership as District Attorney I can confidently and proudly say that we have pursued accountability, taken action, and committed ourselves to the pursuit of justice with the utmost of integrity.
— District Attorney Mike Ramos

The primary election is on June 5, 2018.