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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Calaveras CountyCandidate for Sheriff

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Gary Lee Stevens

District Attorney Investigator
8,572 votes (41.46%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Public Safety is and always should be the highest priority of all law enforcement with emphasis on providing for victims of crime.
  • To add more school resource deputies and implement educational outreach programs into our schools for drugs, personal safety and respect.
  • To restore public trust and fiscal responsibility to the Sheriff's Office, and to implement retention philosophies to keep employees at our Sheriff's Office instead of suffering from the high turnover rate we currently experience.



I have continuously lived in Calaveras County since 1989 and I have been a professional peace officer for more than 28 years.  I graduated from Napa Valley College in 1985 with 3, two year degrees in law enforcement, then put myself through the police academy.  


I worked for the U. S. Border Patrol at the Chula Vista Station in San Diego, then moved to Calaveras County, where I was hired by the Sheriff's Office.  I have served as a deputy sheriff for Calaveras County from 1990 through 2002; I served Calaveras County as a patrol deputy, a field training officer, a search and rescue manager, a detective, a narcotics investigator, a resident deputy and a hostage negotiator.  In 1993, I was shot in the line of duty and awarded the Medal of Valor for my professionalism during the incident. 


I then served as a deputy sheriff for Amador County, being assigned to patrol, detectives and narcotics.  I was certified by the Peace Officers Standards and Commission as an instructor in narcotics and taught in a police academy.  In 2008, I went to work for the Amador District Attorney’s Office – where I am still employed. I routinely assist and provide guidance to other law enforcement agencies in complex, criminal investigations.  In 2014, I received statewide recognition for a homicide investigation that included federal partners and international ties.


My broad experience and expertise has fostered personal interactions with law enforcement professionals throughout California – and beyond. These connections will help me to bring state-of-the-art resources to our Sheriff’s Office.  My expertise and experience is not limited to just Calaveras County.  


I am running for Sheriff with the promise to make public safety the top priority, with emphasis on providing for crime victims, implementing Community Oriented/Problem Oriented Policing philosophies, providing operational and fiscal transparency, and improving community relationships and communications.  


My wife and I have raised our children here.  I want a better Calaveras County like you.  Calaveras County needs professional, competent law enforcement leadership. 


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or call me at 209.498.8104

I ask for your vote on November 6, for a better Calaveras County.  

Thank you!

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