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Address:   168 W Alisal St, Salinas, CA 93901

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Sheriff - Coroner Steve Bernal

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TERM ENDS: Dec. 31, 2022

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)


Recent news: If the governor signs a sheriff’s oversight bill, Sheriff Steve Bernal may fight implementation.