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New Voter Game Plan For The November 2022 Elections Coming Soon!Check Back In Early October.Have a question in the meantime? Ask it now, we're here to help.

What Questions Do You Have About LA County Sheriff Candidate Robert Luna?

A man in a dark suit and blue tie smiles for the camera. Behind him we see a park and some sort of public monument.
Long Beach police chief Robert Luna, pictured at Hilltop Park in Signal Hill on the day he announced his candidacy for L.A. Sheriff last December.
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“Who the heck is Robert Luna?”

I saw that sentiment echoing across Twitter, heard it from friends, and even people within my own news organization back in June, when Luna, the former Long Beach police chief, received 25% of the primary vote, finishing only a few percentage points behind L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva. That second-place finish earned Luna a spot on the November ballot.

But while Villanueva often makes headlines, Luna hasn't attracted that kind of attention. With L.A. County voters about to start receiving their ballots in the mail, he is still relatively unknown.

Between now and Election Day, I'm here to help you get to know this candidate, who, if elected, would oversee the largest Sheriff's Department in the country. I want to make sure I'm asking questions that will leave you feeling equipped to make a decision on your ballot. Have a question about Robert Luna? Share it in the form below.

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If you want to learn a little about Luna first:

What questions do you have about Robert Luna before you vote?
Luna, the former Long Beach police chief, is running against incumbent Alex Villanueva for L.A. County Sheriff.