Retired Lieutenant Alex Villanueva, who is also running for sheriff, appeared on the Southern California Public Radio show AirTalk today (89.3 KPCC FM). Bob Lindsey appeared two days ago and a recording will be provided in a subsequent post. Host Larry Mantle was vague as to whether McDonnell had committed to appear–which is noteworthy since McDonnell blew off a debate co-hosted by KPCC last month and it’s unclear if he will be appearing at another debate next weekend.
After a strong opening highlighting McDonnell’s ineffectiveness as sheriff, the focus turned to Villanueva’s lack of management experience, which he spun as a positive. He and Mantle discussed a number of policy issues, including Villanueva’s restrictive attitude toward CCW issuance.