FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 12, 2018
CONTACT: Chief Dave Brown
P: (951) 634-4939
Sheriff Candidate Dave Brown Announces Support for Lt. Chad Bianco
RIVERSIDE, CA – Former Riverside County Sheriff Candidate and retired Hemet Police Chief Dave
Brown has announced his endorsement of Lieutenant Chad Bianco for Riverside County Sheriff.
“Chad Bianco has proven that he can beat the incumbent Sheriff, Stan Sniff, in November. But
more importantly, he has convinced me that he has the character and integrity to be a great
sheriff,” Brown said in a Facebook post early Tuesday.
Brown continued, “One thing I never expected was how well I would get to know my opponents
during the campaign. As a result, I’m more certain now than ever that Stan Sniff needs to go
and the Sheriff’s Department needs new leadership. As a candidate for sheriff, I received
dozens of personal messages and letters detailing scandalous behavior and coverups within the
Sniff administration. As a police chief, I witnessed Sniff’s failed leadership firsthand, but to hear
it directly from department members was confirmation that the department is in turmoil.”
“By contrast, I got to know Lt. Bianco and his wife, Denise, fairly well over the last 10 months.
We spent many hours waiting around for Sheriff Sniff to show up at candidate forums and
debates, which he rarely did. Listening to Bianco’s ideas and solutions to the department’s
many issues gave me confidence that he will be able to address the crisis in the department
quickly and effectively. Chad and I frequently joked that we agreed on just about every issue –
except who the next Sheriff should be. On election day, the voters decided that for us. I firmly
believe Chad Bianco will be elected to serve as the 14 th Sheriff of Riverside County in November,
and I intend to lend my full support to his campaign.