“We are thrilled to endorse the candidacy of Anthony Portantino for California State Senate in District 25. As an Assembly Member, Portantino led the fight and stood shoulder-to-shoulder with law enforcement to limit the open carry of firearms in public. Throughout his career, Anthony Portantino has stood for public safety and strong gun laws and he will make a great State Senator.”
- Peggy McCrum, President, California Chapters The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
“As the former Police Chief, past City Manager and long-time resident, I am well acquainted with Pasadena, the surrounding communities and their public safety needs and concerns. I was also the President of the California Police Chiefs Association, a position which required me to work closely with state leaders. In that role, I worked very closely with Anthony Portantino and have continued to do so in various endeavors that benefit the community. I am honored to endorse him in his quest to continue to serve our community.”
- Barney Melekian, Pasadena Police Chief ret. Undersheriff, Santa Barbara County
“Anthony has an excellent understanding of public safety issues and an impressive record of making law enforcement a priority. The residents who live and work in the foothill communities that make up the 25th Senate District want and deserve a Senator who is familiar with our neighborhoods and who fundamentally knows that Public Safety is important to us. In particular, Chiefs and Rank and File law enforcement officers worked closely with Anthony on the ‘open carry’ ban that was signed into law. The Los Angeles County Police Chiefs enthusiastically endorse Anthony Portantino for the State Senate.”
- Chief Kevin L. McClure PAC Chair Los Angeles County Police Chiefs Association 25th SD Resident
Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS)
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
California Association of Highway Patrol
California Police Chiefs Association
California Professional Firefighters (CPF)
California State Firefighters Association
California Statewide Law Enforcement Association
Glendale Police Officers Association
Los Angeles County Police Chiefs Association
Los Angeles Police Protective League
Pasadena Firefighters, Local 809
Peace Officers Research Association of California
Professional Peace Officers Association Los Angeles County
Southern California Alliance of Law Enforcement (SCALE)
Bernard Melekian, Pasadena Police Chief – Ret.
Ron DePompa, Glendale Police Chief – Ret.
Rick Law, Pasadena Police Commander – Ret.
* All titles are for identification purposes only. No organizational endorsements implied unless otherwise noted above.