Adan Mendoza is running for Sheriff of Santa Fe County. This is his first-ever campaign for elected office.
Ever since he was a young man Adan has been committed to public service, wanting to help people and to give back to his community, and law enforcement was the career path he chose.
In 2016, after serving 18 years as a Santa Fe County sheriff's deputy, he retired from the Sheriff's Office in good standing where he held the rank of Major, the third highest-ranking position within the agency.
During his 18-year career in law enforcement, Adan progressed through the ranks, beginning as a patrolman, then as an investigative detective. Over the years he became a supervisor and administrator holding command positions including corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, captain and major.
This grassroots campaign for Sheriff of Santa Fe County is about continuing his long held commitment to public service and making a difference to make our communities safer. "I was taught to be fair, consistent, and to treat people with respect. Those values have been a cornerstone for my personal and professional life and I will continue to apply those ethics as Sheriff of Santa Fe County."
Adan has the compassion, knowledge and leadership ability to lead the dedicated women and men who serve and protect the communities and residents of Santa Fe county.
"In law enforcement public service is about public trust. Our campaign is about working community-wide at the grassroots level to enhance public safety and make communities safer and more secure for all in Santa Fe County."
Adan, 45, graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in criminology. He entered law enforcement in 1998 enrolling in the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy and graduated with distinction.
Adan, a Democract, was born in Santa Fe and raised in the traditional village of La Cieneguilla. He is one of four siblings and has a teenage daughter that he is raising. He coaches high school football and is a substitute teacher. "It's important to lead by example. I want to continue to help people and give back to my community. Serving as Sheriff of Santa Fe County would be an honor and privilege."
You're consideration is most appreciated. I respectfully ask for your vote and donation. Thank you.
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Audrey Trujillo endorsed
“I endorse Adan Mendoza because he is qualified, just and a constitutionalist! He also believes in the protection of the people and loves his community! A true sheriff for the people of Santa Fe!”
July 8, 2017