George Radanovich Announces Law Enforcement Coalition of 8th Assembly District Sheriffs

Fresno, Calif. --Today Republican George Radanovich announced a coalition of law enforcement leaders in his campaign for the State Assembly with the newly announced endorsement of longtime Fresno County Sheriff Steve Magarian. Sheriff Magarian served as the Fresno County Sheriff for 12 years before his retirement.

“The soft-on-crime policies coming from Sacramento are frightening to the voters of this district and that has to change. We must put the public’s safety first,” said Geoge Radanovich. “For too long Sacramento has basically rolled out the red carpet for criminals to leave prison early and the result has been a dangerous spike in violent crimes and thefts around the state. It’s time to put these criminals back behind bars where they belong and I will work with these local law enforcement leaders to do everything we can to make that happen."

George’s recently announced Sheriff Coalition includes Sheriffs from all over the 8th Assembly District including:

Sheriff Jeremy Briese, Mariposa County

Sheriff Rick DiBasilio, Calaveras County

Sheriff Bill Pooley, Tuolumne County

Sheriff Steve Magarian (Ret.), Fresno County

“I worked alongside George Radanovich while he was in Congress and he was an effective leader that put the public first. I believe that is something that is missing in our state government right now,” said former Sheriff Magarian. “George will take on the Sacramento politicians who continue to side with criminals over families and businesses and that’s why I’m supporting him for State Assembly.” 

 About George:


George Radanovich is a native of a Mariposa County farm family and a former member of Congress representing Fresno County, Madera County, Mariposa County and Tuolumne County, all included in the 8th Assembly District. He is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. In 1982, George began growing grapes in Mariposa County and in 1986 he opened the Radanovich Winery, the first winery in the region. He was the first winemaker to serve in Congress since Thomas Jefferson.

George served as a member of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors from 1988 to 1992. In 1994 George ran for Congress, defeating entrenched Incumbent Democrat Richard Lehman by 17 points. Radanovich was elected President of the 74-member freshman class of Republicans. He was the top Republican vote-getter in the June 2022 Primary in Senate District 4.


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