It’s the time of year for endorsements. San Diego city and county elected officials are gearing up for elections next June and I’m receiving a steady stream of candidate picks from various organizations.

The one that landed in my inbox this morning from the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of San Diego County was different.

The Deputy Sheriffs’ Association announced it is supporting Steve Danon for County Supervisor in … 2012.

As is well known, the five county supervisors have been in office together since Bill Clinton’s first presidential term. But in 2010, two incumbent supervisors, Ron Roberts and Bill Horn, could face rare serious challenges for the first time.

Danon, a Republican insider, had declared to run against District 3 Supervisor Pam Slater-Price when her term is up in 2012. He has a website and apparently is already campaigning.

“Steve Danon has long been a staunch supporter and strong advocate for the entire public safety community,” said DSA President Ernie Carrillo in a press release. “Nothing is more important than keeping our communities and families safe and Steve is truly the only candidate who will fight and deliver the resources we need to do our jobs. The unavoidable truth is we have been extremely disappointed in the performance of some of the Supervisors and their failure to put public safety first. We believe it is time for a change.”

The Deputy Sheriffs’ Association represents 2,100 sworn police officers.

Comments, thoughts, analysis on this endorsement for an election 2 1/2 years away? E-mail me, tweet me or post your comments in The Hall if you’re not there already.


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