Steve Bernal is a south county resident with a decades-long career in law enforcement. A former pilot of single engine planes and helicopters, Bernal also has expertise in solving agricultural crimes.
First elected: 2014
Other offices held: Deputy Sheriff
Notable quote: “You can’t be too far right, you can’t be too far left in this job. I’ve learned a lot from [U.S. Congressman] Jimmy Panetta. Jimmy Panetta belongs to a party, and he’s right there on the aisle where he can reach over and shake someone’s hand and say, ‘Let’s talk.’” (Source: MC Weekly)