(Corona, CA) – Today, the Eric Linder for Supervisor campaign announced the endorsement of the California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA). CCPOA represents all state correctional peace officers working inside California’s prisons and youth facilities, and the state’s parole agents who assist and supervise inmates and wards after their release.

CCPOA adds to the growing list of public safety organizations that have endorsed Eric Linder of Supervisor, including the Riverside Sheriffs’ Association and the Corona Firefighters Association.

“With more than 1,700 Correctional Peace Officers working at three State Prisons, State Parole Agents and their families who live within Riverside County, the members of CCPOA have a direct and vested interest in the future of corrections and the safety of the surrounding communities,” said Terry Hammon, Ironwood Chapter President. “We look forward to working with Eric Linder to improve the communities we live in and ensure the citizens of this County are safer.”

“The members of the CCPOA walk the toughest beat in the state,” said Linder. “I am honored to have their support and I am committed to continuing to make public safety a top priority in order to ensure that our community remains a safe place to live.”

Linder has a strong record of leadership in his community. Before being elected to the State Assembly, he co-founded the Corona Taxpayers Association. As a member of the State Assembly, Eric Linder made public safety a top priority by fighting for adequate funding for law enforcement and championing measures to help give these professionals the tools they need. He has authored legislation to enact tougher penalties on sex offenders and ensure that truly dangerous criminals are not released early due to overcrowding. In 2014, Crime Victims United of California named Eric Linder Legislator of the Year for leading the fight to hold organizations that have turned a blind eye to sexual abuse accountable.