June 13, 2013

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Former Candidate Joseph LaJeunesse Endorses Teresa Alvarado for County Supervisor

Military Veteran and Deputy Sheriff calls Alvarado a “sincere and strong leader”

Joseph La JeunesseFormer County Supervisor candidate and Santa Clara County Deputy Sherriff Joseph LaJeunesse has announced his support for Teresa Alvarado in the July 30th runoff election for Santa Clara County Supervisor in District 2.

“We need a Supervisor with integrity who can bring people together and make fair, informed, and sometimes very difficult choices on behalf of the public,” said LaJeunesse, who also serves as a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve and as a Military Police Officer. “Through this campaign, I have come to know Teresa as a sincere and strong leader who can rise above the current polarizing debate around public safety in our community.”

“I’m honored to have the support of Major LaJeunesse, whose service to our country and county is exemplary,” said Alvarado. “I have found Joe to be a straight-forward and dedicated individual who wants to restore trust and accountability to public service. I share his commitment to working with community members and public safety officials to make our streets safe for our children.”

Major La Jeunesse has served for 27 years in the U.S. Army and 10 years in the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department.