Public Safety, Jobs Are Priorities for Supervisor Marion Ashley

The following is a paid political advertisement from Marion Ashley for Riverside County Supervisor...

The following is a paid political advertisement from Marion Ashley for Riverside County Supervisor:

Since his election to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors in 2002, Marion Ashley has worked tirelessly to make Riverside County a better place to live, work and enjoy life.

At the top of his list of priorities for County residents is public safety -- something that is on the minds of many as the area continues to grow. Working with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department and other law enforcement and agencies, Ashley has helped local cities increase the presence of public safety organizations.

As he speaks to residents heading into the June 3 election, Ashley stresses that the work must continue and that he has the experience for the job.

"Keeping you and your family safe has always been my top priority ... and it always will be," Ashley said.

In working to reach these goals, Ashley has established three priorities:

-- More deputy sheriffs to patrol communities and reduce response times.

-- Increase jail capacity to avoid early release of high-risk inmates.

-- Increase fire staffing and place at least one paramedic on all Cal Fire trucks.

Many of those most closely involved with public safety have endorsed Ashley in his campaign for re-election.

"Public safety is Marion Ashley’s top priority," said Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff (above with Supervisor Ashley). "He has enabled me to put more Sheriff’s Deputies on the street, protecting your neighborhood. Overall crime in the County is down 15.7 percent in the areas we patrol. His 1.2 Plan will further increase our resources to make your community even safer."

Ashley is leading the charge to make local communities safer because he knows public safety is the most basic responsibility of local government. He wrote, and the board unanimously passed, the 1.2 Ashley Doctrine to increase the deputy sheriff-to-resident ratio to 1.2 deputies per 1,000 residents in the unincorporated areas of the county.

Ray Martinez, chapter director of Cal Fire Local 2881, also supports Ashley.

"Supervisor Ashley has supported our efforts to increase the number of firefighters per engine and ensure one of them is a paramedic, and to construct new fire stations so we can respond better and faster to emergencies," he said.

During his term as county supervisor, Ashley provided funding for more jail beds, new sheriff deputies, firefighters, deputy district attorneys and probation officers.

In addition to his commitment to public safety, Ashley continues to work to help create more jobs for the increasing population of working adults in the county.