Tag Archives: Don Barnes

Sheriff Barnes Supports Using US Military Against Mexican Cartels

Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Don Barnes has come out in support of a congressional resolution authorizing the use of military force against powerful Mexican drug cartels smuggling the deadly drug fentanyl into the United States. “The drug cartels are American communities with the deadly drug fentanyl and they continue to destroy the lives of so many people on both sides of ...

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OC Sheriff’s Department Will Not Enforce Newsom Shutdown Orders

OC Sheriff Don Barnes issued the following statement on December 5, 2020, in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s latest shutdown order: 2020 has been a difficult year for all of us in many ways.  The pandemic, civil unrest, and fires have affected us all. Governor Newsom announced new stay-at-home orders for much of California, including Orange County.  The ever-changing nature ...

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Sheriff’s Race: Barnes Raises Three Times as Much as Harrington While Harrington Pursues Slate Strategy

[cross-posted from our partner site OCPolitical.com] In the race to succeed retiring Sheriff Sandra Hutchens (R-Dana Point), campaign finance reports for 2017 filed last week show that Undersheriff Don Barnes (R-Lake Forest) has raised three times as much as Mayor Dave Harrington (R-Aliso Viejo) while Harrington has outspent Barnes.  Harrington has reserved 14 slates while Barnes has purchased 2 slates; however, Harrington has only placed deposits ...

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