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Winn seeking election as 4th SJ supervisor

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POSTED November 15, 2013 9:56 p.m.

Ripon Vice Mayor Chuck Winn has officially announced his candidacy for San Joaquin County S 4th District Supervisor.

 “I look forward to earning the support of the voters in the 4th District,” said Winn. “I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve Ripon for over a decade and look forward to continuing Ken Vogel’s commitment to the 4th District.”

The fourth district includes Ripon, Escalon, Lodi and a large swath of eastern and northern San Joaquin County.

Winn has received the endorsement of San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore.

“Chuck’s law enforcement experience is unmatched in the race for the 4th District,” Moore said. “Chuck will be a strong public safety advocate for the residents of San Joaquin County.”

Winn, born and raised in Oildale just north of Bakersfield, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 1965. While serving his country in the military, he joined the California Highway Patrol. His 37-year career with the CHP included patrol assignments in Los Angeles County in addition to headquarters assignments in Internal Affairs and Labor Relations. His last assignment was the Commander of the Modesto CHP Office.

After his retirement from the CHP, Winn taught college courses in criminal justice. For the past three years, he has been the Director of a Criminal Justice program at a private college in Stockton.

In addition to serving on the Ripon City Council as Vice Mayor, Winn has been a member of the San Joaquin County Council of Governments (SJCOG) Board of Directors since 2005. In 2008, the board appointed him as one of three representatives to the San Joaquin Valley Regional Policy Council which covers the eight counties from Kern County to San Joaquin County.

Winn and his wife Karon have called Ripon home for over two decades. They have three children, Scott, Bryan and Staci, and 11 grandchildren.

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