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June 6, 1997 | JEAN O. PASCO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Conservative state Sen. John R. Lewis (R-Orange) will run Orange County Marshal Michael S. Carona's campaign for sheriff in 1998, raising the stakes in a race that already has pit the GOP's right wing against moderates who have supported incumbent Sheriff Brad Gates. Lewis, 42, a consummate behind-the-scenes political strategist, approached Carona several weeks ago with the offer of running his campaign. It will mark Lewis' debut as a paid professional consultant.
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May 31, 1997
Sheriff Brad Gates will head this year's fund-raising drive among county employees to support the United Way. Gates, the county's sheriff for 22 years, was appointed to the United Way campaign by Orange County supervisors. Previous drives have included raffles, lunchtime fairs with food booths, and sales of passes to wear jeans on Fridays.
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March 15, 1997 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Loretta Sanchez wants to make one thing clear: She has not endorsed Orange County Marshal Michael S. Carona for county sheriff in 1998. But Carona, who formally announced his candidacy Friday, wants to make something else clear: The Democratic congresswoman from Garden Grove is supporting him over incumbent Sheriff Brad Gates. Who's right? Apparently, both. The distinction between "endorsement" and "support" may be lost on the voting public, but to politicians it is vital.
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March 14, 1997 | ERIC BAILEY and SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Turning against one of the most enduring fixtures in Orange County government, a formidable lineup of conservative power brokers is brushing aside longtime Sheriff Brad Gates to back county Marshal Michael Carona in next year's race for top cop. The coalition of conservatives backing Carona, who is expected to announce his entry into the sheriff's race today, includes nearly the entire Orange County statehouse delegation as well as numerous mayors, congressmen and other county politicians.
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January 29, 1997 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff Brad Gates and Dist. Atty. Michael R. Capizzi, the two top law enforcement officials in Orange County, will apparently face serious political challenges if they decide to run for reelection in 1998. Most of the interest at this early date appears to be in Capizzi's seat, at least partially because he is exploring a run for state attorney general.
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December 2, 1996 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pot as medicine may now be the law in California, but that doesn't mean Orange County Sheriff Brad Gates has to like it. Gates was a statewide leader in fighting the state's new medical marijuana law, approved by voters as Proposition 215 on Nov. 5. Now he is trying to make it as tough as possible to use medical cannabis under the new state rules. His chief ally is federal law. Proposition 215 legalized marijuana for medical use in California.
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November 29, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Board of Supervisors will decide next week whether to grant Sheriff Brad Gates a 9.1% raise that would boost his base salary to $126,200 a year. Board Chairman Roger R. Stanton proposed the salary increase, which he described as long overdue, given the sheriff's "considerable contributions to the County of Orange and as a key member of the county's management team." Gates' salary is now $115,000--several thousand dollars less than the base pay earned by Dist. Atty. Michael R.
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September 16, 1996 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One is the sheriff of Orange County, the most vocal law-and-order man in California's most conservative of counties. The other is a graying widow from Mission Viejo who lives five minutes up the freeway from the sheriff. Orange County Sheriff Brad Gates and Anna Boyce might seem unlikely foes. But the 6-foot-4 sheriff and the 5-foot-1 nurse have squared off as leaders of opposing camps in the fight over Proposition 215, the medical marijuana initiative on the November ballot.
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July 3, 1996 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County Sheriff Brad Gates and Dist. Atty. Michael R. Capizzi kicked off a statewide fight Tuesday against a ballot measure to allow cultivation of marijuana for medicinal purposes, calling the measure a thinly veiled ploy to legalize the drug. At a Capitol news conference, Gates announced formation of "Citizens for a Drug-Free California" and immediately went on the offensive.
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February 16, 1996 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County Marshal Michael S. Carona is challenging Sheriff Brad Gates to a political shootout over the county's distribution of millions of dollars in tax funds earmarked for law enforcement. Carona, who generally keeps a low profile, is asking the county to give his agency $2.2 million of the more than $149 million expected to be channeled into the county next year under Proposition 172, a sales tax that raises money for law enforcement.
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