RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA — Today Lt. Chad Bianco announced the endorsement of Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez in his campaign to be Sheriff of Riverside County. Assemblywoman Melendez represents the 67th Assembly District which is entirely nested within Riverside County. As a six-year Republican Assemblymember incumbent, her past includes serving in the United States Navy for 10 years during the Cold War and completing multiple tours as a Russian translator.

“I am honored to endorse Chad Bianco for Riverside County Sheriff.  He has a vision for leading our Sheriff’s Department into the future that includes protecting your 2nd Amendment rights, managing your tax dollars more efficiently, and putting your safety first,” said Assemblywoman Melendez. “Chad Bianco has a long track record of going well beyond the bare minimum in his service to our community, which is why he is the only candidate I trust to lead our Sheriff’s Department especially at a time when our Deputies are in desperate need and deserving of new leadership.”

Chad came in first in the June Primary Election, collecting more votes than the current County Sheriff. He has served for 25 years in the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and has worked almost every level within the Department.