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Napa CountyCandidate for Sheriff

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Jon Crawford

13,087 votes (38.86%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Listen and learn from the community to build trust with law enforcement.
  • Invest in officer training on proper use of force, conflict de-escalation and working with those in mental health crisis.
  • Use modern technology to respond to the threat of wildfire.



Profession:Former Napa County Undersheriff
Held all ranks from Deputy Sheriff to Undersheriff, Napa County Sheriff's Office (1998–2021)
Police Officer, CSU, Chico Police Department (1995–1998)
Deputy Sheriff, Shasta County Sheriff's Office (1994–1995)


CSU, Chico Bachelor of Arts, Public Administration, Emphasis on Criminal Justice (1993)


After receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Jon Crawford began his career as a Deputy for the Shasta County Sheriff's Office before serving as an officer for the CSU Chico Police Department. After a few years in the north, Jon came back home and began working for the Napa County Sheriff's Office. Jon worked his way up the ranks, leading the Investigations Bureau, Community Services Bureau, and supervising operations in the Town of Yountville. Jon was also elected by his peers to serve as President of the Deputy Sheirffs Association and graduated as a member of Class 487 of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command. Jon served as a Lieutenant for a year and a half until he was promoted to Operations Captain and further appointed as Undersheriff of Napa County. Jon has worked in law enforcement for more than 27 years and has been consistently recognized as a strong and capable leader. He has significant experience and familiarity with peace officer standards and has contributed to his community through programs such as Napa Rotary and Leadership Napa Valley.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • St. Helena Police Chief Chris Hartley
  • Napa County Superintendent of Schools Barbara Nemko

Elected Officials (3)

  • District Attorney Allison Haley
  • Calistoga Police Chief Mitch Celaya
  • Former Napa Mayor Jim Techel

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Jon hopes to unite Napa County as one family, holding town hall meetings to address the community's concerns and reach compromises. He plans to advocate for marginalized communities, including the LGBTQIA+ and Latinx communities. One of Jon's top priorities is to increase both the quality and quantity of training for law enforcement officers so that they are best equipped to de-escalate conflict and promote justice. Furthermore, Jon understands the impact of wildfires on Napa County residents and plans to work with Napa County Fire and CAL Fire to provide security for evacuated areas and leverage technology to keep citizens safe. Finally, Jon hopes to address the homelessness crisis by instituting task forces to help transition people to better living environments and offer treatment for those suffering from mental illness or substance abuse.

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