Featuring endorsements from Gov. Brian Sandoval and two high-profile Democratic lawmakers, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Joe Lombardo has gone up with the first television ad of his re-election campaign.
The ad, which was first published on social media last week, features Sandoval, Democratic state Sen. Yvanna Cancela and Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick singing the praises of Lombardo and the police department, including an increase in the number of officers, detectives and a rising percentage of crimes being solved.
“Leadership, vision, a true commitment to public safety — that’s Joe Lombardo,” Sandoval says in the ad.
According to filings published by the Federal Communications Commission, Lombardo has placed several television advertisement buys beginning last week and running through the primary election in June.
Lombardo, a Republican, defeated retired police captain Larry Burns on a narrow 51 to 49 percent split in the 2014 election for the nonpartisan office. He’ll face off against Gordon Martines, former North Las Vegas police department lieutenant Tim Bedwell, Matt Caldwell and Gregory S. Heiny in the state’s June primary election.
According to campaign finance reports, Lombardo raised nearly $700,000 in campaign funds throughout 2017.
Sheriff Lombardo has put hundreds of officers on the streets and is totally committed to keeping us safe. pic.twitter.com/ismVit7J1c— Joe Lombardo (@SheriffLombardo) May 6, 2018