Sheriff - Coroner Steve Bernal


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.

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