IEPolitics.com-San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon released his new campaign video today on YouTube. It highlights the positive influence he has had on the department since taking its helm in Dec. 2012 with no negative mention of the others running against him. McMahon has been subjected to 17 months of often vulgar berating by his main opponent’s campaign staff.
McMahon was appointed by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors to complete the remaining portion of the term after then-Sheriff Rod Hoops retired. This is McMahon’s first campaign for election to the office.
Less than two months after becoming the San Bernardino County’s top cop, McMahon faced one of his greatest challenges, the Christopher Dorner manhunt. During that crisis, two deputies were shot. Deputy Jeremiah McKay died at the scene.
Even while the department grieved for its own, opponent Paul Schrader’s campaign taunted San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department staff through social media and newspaper comment sections. Then months later while department personnel were still reeling from the death of McKay, Schrader claimed during a union-sponsored debate with McMahon, which was attended by department personnel, that he too had been shot as well as stabbed.
Through public records requests, the Examiner learned that Schrader received some type of shrapnel wound while on the shooting range, rather than being shot in a confrontation with a criminal as the audience was led to believe. The stabbing could not be confirmed at all.
Despite endless attacks by the Schrader campaign ridiculing McMahon’s appearance and questioning his integrity, McMahon has stayed above the fray, conducting only a positive campaign in which he highlights his accomplishments. Unlike his opponent, he has not gone negative nor has he attacked Schrader’s mental or physical fitness.
The election is June 3, 2014. Unless no one receives 50 percent of the vote plus one, it will be decided that day. Click here for Examiner.com and Video>LINK
For more information about McMahon’s campaign, check out his website at McMahonforSheriff.com.
To learn more about the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the website is SBCounty/Sheriff.
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