What They're Saying

PUBLIC SAFETY LEADERS

“Like me, General Richard Roth believes in public service.  He is committed to providing those of us in public safety with the resources we need to combat crime and keep our schools, neighborhoods and communities safe.  I proudly support Richard Roth for State Senate.”

-- Michael Hestrin
Riverside County District Attorney

“Both SB 870 and 883 are commonsense measures that will allow law enforcement to better protect victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. I thank Senator Roth for championing these important measures that will give law enforcement throughout our state the legal tools necessary to protect some of our most vulnerable citizens.”

-- Michael Hestrin
Riverside County District Attorney
On SB 870, 883’s Passage out of Senate Public Safety Committee
April 5, 2016

“CSLEA proudly endorses General Roth for re-election to the State Senate.  General Roth has been one of public safety’s most effective champions in the Legislature, delivering the resources law enforcement needs to keep our communities safe.  As someone who served our country in the Air Force for over three decades, General Roth knows that public safety must be a top priority, not a partisan issue.  CSLEA is proud to stand with General Roth and looks forward to continuing to work with him to improve the quality of life for all Californians.”

-- Alan Barcelona
President
California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA)

 

POLICE
“General Roth is a true champion for public safety who works across party lines to protect our families and keep our communities safe.  I am proud to endorse General Roth for re-election to the State Senate.”

-- Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff

“Riverside County’s frontline deputies who protect and serve our families and neighborhoods are proud to endorse General Richard Roth for re-election to the State Senate.  General Roth has delivered the resources we need to keep Riverside County safe, and we know General Roth will continue to stand up for law enforcement, families and neighborhoods throughout California.  We are proud to stand with General Roth, the clear choice for public safety.”

-- Robert Masson
President
Riverside Sheriffs’ Association

“General Roth has been a strong advocate for law enforcement, fighting for the resources we need to keep our communities safe.  We admire General Roth’s commitment to public service and bipartisan leadership in getting the job done for Inland Southern California.  Police officers are proud to endorse General Roth for re-election.  We look forward to continuing our work together to protect our families, our schools and our neighborhoods.”

-- Jim Auck
President
Corona Police Officers’ Association

“The Riverside Police Officers’ Association is proud to endorse General Roth.  By championing commonsense policies that will increase protections for those injured in the line of duty, General Roth has been a key ally for law enforcement.  General Roth has been a truly effective leader, delivering the resources law enforcement needs to protect our families and neighborhoods.  We look forward to continuing to work with General Roth to make Riverside and our region an even safer place to raise our families.”

-- Brian C. Smith
President
Riverside Police Officers Association (RPOA)

“On behalf of over 66,000 public safety members, PORAC is proud to endorse General Roth for re-election to the State Senate.  General Roth knows that keeping our communities safe must be a top priority, and he will continue to be one of California’s greatest public safety champions in the State Senate.  From his 32 years of service in the US Air Force to his bipartisan leadership in delivering the resources law enforcement needs to get the job done to keep Californians safe, General Roth has proven time and again that he is the clear choice for public safety.”

-- Michael Durant
President
Peace Officers Research Association of California

“On behalf of California’s Finest, the California Association of Highway Patrolmen (CAHP) is proud to endorse General Richard Roth for re-election to the State Senate.  General Roth shares our values of honor, integrity and moral strength, and has a proven track record of fighting to protect our communities, families and children.  The CAHP is proud to stand with General Roth because we know he will continue to be a key partner in keeping all Californians safe.”

-- Doug Villars
President
California Association of Highway Patrolmen (CAHP)

FIRE
“General Richard Roth’s bipartisan leadership in advocating for our region’s families and their safety is unmatched.  General Roth knows that keeping our families and children safe must be priority number one, and he will continue to be our strongest ally in that effort.”

-- Jim Steiner
President
Corona Firefighters Association, IAFF Local #3757

“I can think of no greater champion in the Legislature for keeping our families safe than General Richard Roth.  As one of public safety’s most important allies, General Roth will continue fighting for us so we can make our region and state an even safer place for all Californians to raise their families.”

-- Timothy Strack
President
Riverside City Firefighters Association, IAFF Local #1067

“CPF is proud to endorse General Richard Roth for State Senate.  General Roth has been a key ally for firefighters and the public safety community, and he understands the sacrifices firefighters and their families make every day to protect all Californians.  General Roth has a stellar track record in ensuring we have the tools and resources we need to keep families and children safe, and he will continue to be one of public safety’s strongest allies in Sacramento.”

-- Lou Paulson
President
California Professional Firefighters

“On behalf of over 6,000 current and retired employees of CAL FIRE, Local 2881 is proud to endorse General Richard Roth’s re-election to the State Senate.  General Roth has been one of public safety’s strongest allies in the Legislature, and we appreciate General Roth’s bipartisan leadership on behalf of public safety and California’s families.  We look forward to continuing to work with him to sustain and enhance services to protect all Californians.”

-- Mike Lopez
President
CAL FIRE Local 2881

EDUCATION LEADERS

“General Roth has been education’s greatest ally in Sacramento.  General Roth’s leadership and vision have helped ensure that our students have the resources and training to succeed in today’s global economy.”

-- Kenneth M. Young
Riverside County Superintendent of Schools

“General Roth has made our students’ issues a top priority in the State Senate, fighting in a bipartisan manner to protect education funding and expanding opportunities for our students to be truly successful in today’s economy.  That’s why I am proud to endorse General Roth for re-election.  I know General Roth will continue to deliver for our region and its students.”

-- Dr. Denise Fleming
Moreno Valley Unified School Board Member

“I am excited to endorse General Richard Roth for re-election to the State Senate.  General Roth has been a champion for local schools, students and their families since Day One.  We need General Roth to continue fighting for us in the State Senate.”

-- Erasmo “Memo” Mendez
Jurupa Valley Unified School District Board Member

“I am proud to endorse General Richard Roth for re-election. General Roth has always fought for our region, delivering critical resources to prepare our students to be college and career ready.  Our region has had no greater ally in Sacramento than General Roth.  I am excited to support General Roth for re-election.”

-- Kathy Allavie
Riverside Unified School District Board Member

“I am proud and excited to endorse General Roth for re-election to the State Senate.  When I first endorsed General Roth for State Senate in 2012, I was confident in his ability to stand up for our students and their families.  Today, I can say without a doubt that General Roth has exceeded my highest expectations and is our region’s strongest ally in Sacramento.  We are truly better off with General Roth fighting for us in the State Senate.”

-- Mary Ybarra
Corona-Norco Unified School District Board Member

“I am excited to endorse General Richard Roth for re-election to the State Senate.  As one of the first to support General Roth when he ran in 2012, I knew he would stand up for our region in Sacramento.  Since his election, General Roth has been a bipartisan leader who has worked hard to improve the lives of all Inland Southern Californians, especially our students and families.  By making education one of his top priorities in Sacramento, General Roth has shown he is a champion for our region and will continue fighting to improve the lives of all students.”

-- Bill Hedrick
Former Corona-Norco USD Board President

ELECTED LEADERS

“General Roth's help and unwavering support in passing the Fair Pay Act will ensure men and women are paid equally for their hard work.  As Chair of the California Legislative Women's Caucus, I thank General Roth for being a key ally in the fight for women's equality, and for being one of the earliest and strongest supporters of the Fair Pay Act.  Women throughout California will certainly be better off as a result of this law.”

-- Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)
Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus
On Passage of Senate Bill 358, “The Fair Pay Act”
October 6, 2015

RIVERSIDE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

“Senator Roth has worked across party lines to get things done for Inland Southern California.  Senator Roth is the kind of leader we need - someone who will roll up his sleeves and solve real problems for our communities and our families.”

-- John J. Benoit
Riverside County Supervisor (Chair)

“My colleagues and I express gratitude to all those that worked with our Economic Development Agency on this successful proposal. First and foremost, we owe many thanks to Senator Richard Roth! His diligent attention and personal participation in the process from start to finish made today’s great news possible.”

-- John J. Benoit
Riverside County Supervisor (Chair)
On the Relocation of CARB’s Testing Facility to UC Riverside
March 24, 2016

“General Roth has delivered for all of us in Inland Southern California from day one.  General Roth delivered a major victory for our region by securing full funding for the UC Riverside School of Medicine, and continues to fight for Riverside County’s four newest cities.  I am honored to support General Roth for State Senate.  He works hard for us.”

-- John F. Tavaglione
Riverside County Supervisor

“General Roth is a bipartisan leader and a true champion for Riverside County in the State Senate.  General Roth has delivered funding for jobs for our veterans, is fighting to preserve March Air Reserve Base and to save Riverside County’s four newest cities. General Roth has a proven track record of delivering for our region and we can count on him to continue to be our strongest advocate in Sacramento.”

-- Marion Ashley
Riverside County Supervisor

 CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS
“I proudly endorse General Roth for State Senate. General Roth has made our region's issues his highest priority in Sacramento, by leading the fight to save Riverside County's four newest cities, including Eastvale. Without General Roth's leadership, our region would lose its voice in Sacramento.”

-- Joe Tessari
Eastvale City Councilmember

“General Roth is a true bipartisan leader who reaches across party lines to deliver real victories for our region. General Roth will continue to be our strongest advocate in Sacramento, fighting to keep our families and children safe. I am proud to endorse General Roth for State Senate.”

-- Kevin Bash
Norco Mayor pro Tem

“I am excited to endorse General Richard Roth for re-election to the State Senate.  General Roth has been one of the most effective advocates to ever represent our region, and has worked hard to ensure Norco and Inland Southern California receive their fair share from the State.  I know General Roth will continue to stand up for us in the Legislature as a bipartisan leader.  I am proud to support his re-election.”

-- Kathy Azevedo
Norco Councilmember

“General Roth has an unrivaled track record of crafting commonsense solutions to complex problems, including fighting to preserve local control of the Silverlakes Equestrian and Sports Park, a vital economic engine. Our region has always had to fight to get its fair share from the State, and General Roth has led that fight with integrity and effectiveness. We need General Roth fighting for us in the State Senate!”

-- Berwin Hanna
Norco Councilmember

“Senator Roth has been fighting not only for our city but for all of Riverside County’s newest cities since before he was even elected to office.  Senator Roth has been a steadfast advocate for our region and its issues, setting a stellar example of how a legislator should serve: rising above politics and focusing on the issues.  We owe Senator Roth a tremendous debt of gratitude for making our region’s issues a top priority in Sacramento.”

-- Laura Roughton
Jurupa Valley Mayor pro Tem

“I wholeheartedly support the reelection of Richard Roth to the State Senate.  Senator Roth has served our community and country for over 30 years, and is the leader that this region needs to improve healthcare, create jobs, and improve education.  We need Senator Roth to continue his effective fight for all of us in Sacramento.”

-- Ronald O. Loveridge
Former Riverside Mayor

“I am proud to endorse General Roth for re-election to the State Senate.  As a lifelong Riverside resident, General Roth understands our communities and Inland Southern California.  He has delivered critical funding to improve the lives of our students and families.”

-- William R. “Rusty” Bailey
Riverside Mayor

“In the State Senate, General Roth has been a strong advocate for our veterans.  He co-authored the Veterans Housing Bond, which has brought $12 million to Riverside County to provide housing for veterans.  General Roth has fought to ensure veterans have access to job training, education and small business resources.”

-- William R. “Rusty” Bailey
Riverside Mayor

“General Roth has been a commonsense, bipartisan leader in the State Senate.  By putting our veterans, students and families first, General Roth has a proven track record of reaching across party lines and standing up for all Inland Southern Californians.  I know General Roth will continue to be our region’s strongest voice in Sacramento.  I am proud to endorse General Roth for re-election to the State Senate.”

-- Tonya Burke
Perris Mayor pro Tem

 


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