Tuesday, September 29, 2020

NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAY - WEBSITE UPDATED THURSDAY

Home Archive Sergeant Joe Garofalo & Retired CHP Commander Gary Teragawa Enters Race...

Sergeant Joe Garofalo & Retired CHP Commander Gary Teragawa Enters Race For Sheriff

Joe Garofalo
Joe Garofalo

Joe Garofalo

Citing his commitment to protecting Colusa County’s rural way of life, Sergeant Joe Garofalo officially announced his candidacy for Sheriff today.

“Colusa County, our way of life and the community my wife and I are raising our family in is worth protecting,” stated Garofalo. “Keeping criminals off our streets, away from our children and behind bars is priority number one.”

Garofalo, a Colusa High School graduate, earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento before entering the Yuba Police Academy.

“Joe is a lifelong Colusa resident and a smart, forward thinking law enforcement officer who is committed to protecting our communities, our business and our farms,” stated Colusa City Vice-Mayor Greg Ponciano, an early supporter of Garofalo’s. “But most importantly, he is one of us. He understands our way of life, our traditions, and values, as well as why so many of us proudly call Colusa County home. I wholeheartedly endorse Joe Garofalo for Colusa County Sheriff.”

Vice-Mayor Ponciano is just one of nearly 100 early supporters of Garofalo’s young but promising campaign.

“I am certainly honored to have the support of Vice-Mayor Ponciano,” explained Garofalo. “We were both born and raised in Colusa County, we both are raising our respective families here and most importantly we both understand the importance of protecting our rural way of life from those who attempt to take advantage of our traditional ways.”

After graduating from CSU, Sacramento, Joe returned to Colusa County and became a Correctional Officer. While working full-time as a Correctional Officer Joe went to the Yuba Police Academy on nights and weekends to become a Deputy Sheriff. As a Deputy Sheriff, he accepted several assignments including Field Training Officer, School Resource Officer, Detective, and S.W.A.T. team. Since 2007 Joe has served as a Sergeant where he has supervised numerous facets of the Department including but not limited to patrol, communications, training and the Office of Emergency Services.

Joe and his wife Nicole, also a lifelong Colusa County native, are the proud parents of three children, Josie, Nicolas and Nate. An avid hunter and fisherman, Joe loves to RV with family and friends. Not unlike most Colusa County parents, Joe is actively involved in his children’s endeavors including coaching youth sports and helping his children with their 4-H projects.

With almost two decades of service in law enforcement and a lifetime of service to Colusa County Joe is uniquely qualified to serve as the Sheriff of Colusa County. 

 

Gary Teragawa
Gary Teragawa

Gary Teragawa

Retired California Highway Patrol Commander Gary Teragawa has announced his intention to run for Colusa County Sheriff in 2014.

Teragawa announced Monday that he will enter the race for sheriff. Candidates have until March 7, 2014 to file for candidacy.

Teragawa is the second candidate to throw his hat in the ring. Colusa County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Joe Garofalo will also run.

Teragawa is a resident of Colusa. He served as CHP Commander in Williams for 6 years prior to retiring in 2008. He served 13 years in the California Highway Patrol, and eight years as a Lieutenant/Commander.

Teragawa brings to the race, 30+ years of demonstrated law enforcement skills and knowledge as a leader, supervisor and mentor, proven administrative experience, education and training. He also has experience in non-profit management, providing governance on the board of directors for the Colusa Regional Medical Center-elected President in August 2013, Family Water Alliance-Vice President in 2007, Colusa County Chamber of Commerce-President 2011 & 2012 and Community Foundation of Colusa County.

“When I moved to Colusa County in 2000 I discovered that it was the best place I have ever lived,” said Teragawa. “I want to give back to the community that graciously supported the Williams Area during my tenure as Commander,” he added.

“My goals are to improve the quality of life in our communities; provide our communities with access to the highest quality of law enforcement services; attract, develop and retain quality staff; provide public service beyond expectations; improve and maintain the Sheriff’s Office infrastructure; and maintain long term fiscal stability,” he said. 

 

 

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr, Editorhttps://williamspioneer.com
Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.

More News

Quilters serve local needs, fire victims

Had it not been for a coronavirus pandemic, the Pacific Flyway Quilters would have held their annual Community Service Giveaway Night with a little...

Colusa County Office of Education – Request for Proposals

COLUSA COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Colusa County Office of Education (CCOE) is accepting emailed bids for the bulk purchase of LTE Equipment...

CUSD working to get some students back to school

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed modern education in a way never before experience. For most schools in the state of California, getting students back to...

Life, as I see it: Wind down

As the weather turns cooler and days begin to be shorter, I find myself winding down. The business of summer, the craving to spend...

Local Government

City grants permit for cannabis expansion

Colusa’s first cannabis nursery is now looking to expand operations to include full marijana cultivation. The Colusa City Council voted 4-1, on Sept. 15, to...

Local governments spending CARES to boost IT infrastructure

In order to reduce physical interaction between individuals in the era of Covid-19, local governments are using CARES Act funding to invest in better...

County appoints new Airport Advisory Committee

The Colusa County Board of Supervisors on Sept. 1 appointed seven members to the newly restructured Airport Advisory Committee. The previous committee of about 15...

Public & Legal Notices

City of Colusa – Notice of Public Hearing

CITY OF COLUSA CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CITY COUNCIL will hold a Public Hearing in the City Council...

City of Colusa – Notice of Public Hearing

CITY OF COLUSA CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CITY COUNCIL will hold a Public Hearing in the City Council...

County of Colusa – Notice of Vacancy – Colusa Cemetery District

COUNTY OF COLUSA NOTICE OF VACANCY Notice is hereby given that the Colusa County Board of Supervisors  is soliciting applications to fill a vacancy for an...

City of Colusa – Ordinance No. 542

CITY OF COLUSA ORDINANCE NO. 542 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUSA REZONING APPROXIMATELY 5.39 ACRES TO GENERAL COMMERCIAL PLANNED DEVELOPMENT...

Colusa County Resource Conservation District – Request for Statement of Qualifications for Contractors

COLUSA COUNTY RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATION FOR CONTRACTORS FOREST HEALTH PROJECT PHASE 1 IN COLUSA COUNTY The Colusa County Resource Conservation District...