Sunday, April 29, 2018 – 10:15 a.m.

The union representing San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies has launched a website targeting Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford.

The 3,800-member San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Employees’ Benefit Association (SEBA) launched the website last week.

The union is going after Rutherford for endangering public safety by supporting steep budget cuts to county law enforcement, which have affected levels of service and the ability to recruit quality trainees.

While slamming Rutherford, the union is also, at the same time, touting her opponent, Assemblyman Marc Steinorth.

It’s going to be an interesting contest given Steinorth’s large money cache compared to Rutherford. Add this reality to Steinorth’s experience in marketing, and Rutherford is done.

She has no one to blame but herself. Sit on your ass for all these years and squander an opportunity to truly make things better for county residents, and you’re out!

The website is a surprisingly bold move for the union, whose past leadership has been essentially paralyzed to take aggressive political positions.