Former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka, who is running for Los Angeles County sheriff in the Nov. 4 election, has released a new commercial focusing on public safety.
“Every citizen from the Antelope Valley to the South Bay has a fundamental right to live in a neighborhood where you feel safe and secure,” Tanaka says in the commercial. “You have the right to for a walk, go for a jog, go to the parks in your own neighborhood, and it is the responsibility of law enforcement to provide you with that environment.
“I have a proven track record for fighting crime and I ask for your vote on Nov. 4.”
Tanaka has also addressed the Canyon Country Advisory Committee and appeared on the Spanish-language radio show “El Cucuy de la Mañana” on 690 AM as the campaign enters its final days.
Tanaka, who is also mayor of Gardena, will square off with Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell in the runoff after finishing second in the June primary.
Interim L.A. County Sheriff John Scott on Wednesday endorsed McDonnell as his successor, calling him “the right person, at the right time, to take the leadership role and rebuild this department.”
Tanaka could not be reached for comment.