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Santa Clara County, CA June 3, 2014 Election
Sheriff; County of Santa Clara Voter Information

4 Year Term.

A runoff may be held on 11/04/14 between the top 2 candidates who received the most votes if neither receives a majority. If one candidate receives a majority of votes in this election, that candidate wins and no runoff will be held.

Results as of Jul 9 6:44pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (1026/1026)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Laurie Smith Click here for more information about this candidate 138407 votes 59.34%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Sheriff, County of Santa Clara
  • More than 36 years of law enforcement experience with the Sheriff's Office, including 12 years as Sheriff of Santa Clara County
  • San Jose State University - Bachelor of Science, Administration of Justice
  • California Polytechnic University, Pomona - Master of Science, Management
  • Graduate -- F.B.I. National Academy, California Peace Officers' Standards and Training Command College, American Leadership Forum
  • California State Sheriffs' Association - Past President and Presidents' Council
  • Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission - appointed by two different California Governors
  • Public Safety: Keeping our kids off drugs, out of gangs and in schools.
  • Expanding environmental sustainability programs in Sheriff's Office and jails.
  • Fiscal responsibility and efficiency, continuing to save taxpayers millions.
Kevin Jensen Click here for more information about this candidate 94843 votes 40.66%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Retired Sheriff's Captain
  • Graduate FBI National Academy / Recent President California Chapter
  • MA Leadership / BA Management St. Mary's College
  • Jail Administrative Commander
  • Assistant Chief, Department of Correction
  • Administrative Coroner
  • State-wide Risk Program Mgr, CA Urban Area Security Initiative (Terrorism Prevention)
  • Restore integrity and trust via transparency and inclusion with our community, public safety partners, and employees
  • Crime Prevention and Improved Community Policing
  • Expand Youth Programs and Education Programs

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  Candidates Answer Questions

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Candidate Statements

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