What others are saying
"You will be the next Sheriff"
- John D’Agostini Sheriff
Jeff has my full support. John made a great choice and Jeff will continue John's legacy while building his own.
- Hal Barker El Dorado County Sheriff Retired
"I have had the pleasure to work with Jeff Leikauf for the last 20+ years at the El Dorado County Sheriffs Office in varying roles and responsibilities. I have found him to be a man of integrity who values the United States Constitution. Jeff is the right person and this is the right time for him to be the next Sheriff of El Dorado County."
- Bryan Golmitz Under Sheriff
“Jeff is the perfect candidate! An outstanding person who cares deeply about our community!”
- Monica Snead
"We have had the pleasure of knowing Jeff and his family for several years now he started as our son's baseball coach and mentor and they've become friends to our whole family. They are caring dedicated and honest people - and always fun to spend time with. Jeff is such an asset to our community and in our estimation not only is he a great coach and mentor he's an outstanding man of integrity and passion. El Dorado County would be lucky to have him serve as our Sheriff. He has our whole family's full and enthusiastic support!
- Nicole and John Keefe
“I am proud to vote for Jeff Leikauf. He is a great family man that supports our active Servicemen and Women and Veterans in the community.”
- Kerry Keeney
“EDC would be very fortunate to have Jeff as Sheriff and continue in Johns legacy of protecting EDC citizens and community and standing up for common sense values that all benefit from. Elect Jeff!”
- Ron Mittelstaedt
" I've known Jeff since shortly after his hiring to EDSO. I've always been impressed with Jeff’s dedication commitment honesty and loyalty to both the Sheriffs Office and the citizens we serve. Without hesitation I fully support Jeff Leikauf as our next Sheriff."
- Jeff Neves, Retired Sheriff El Dorado County 2002- 2009.
"I am proud to support Jeff Leikauf for Sheriff. With twenty five of law enforcement experience of which ten years at the Chief level I can recognize good leadership skills along with the integrity necessary to lead an organization. Jeff Leikauf has those attributes. I look forward to working with his team to ensure that this county continues to have a Sheriff second to none!"
- Randy Rossi
"Growing-up my dad always led-by-example whether that was living by the instilled values he taught me such as integrity and determination providing strong foundations of participation within many community organizations and working diligently in all facets of life to ensure those around him are cared for have a sense of belonging and have a voice.I have witnessed the tireless hours worked passion for civic duty leadership and love for his community that has provided him with an overwhelming amount of experience to make him the best candidate to be the El Dorado County Sheriff. "
- Corey Leikauf
"Jeff Leikauf is El Dorado County through and through. His career in law enforcement was born and has been nurtured here. He knows El Dorado County and is dedicated to serving its people. Dedicated to service he demonstrates service not just as a Sheriffs Lieutenant but by his commitment to El Dorado County youth, families, and community."
- John Poimiroo
"Jeff's meteoric rise in the department is a testament to his talents. With considerable professional and family ties within the county his desire to succeed will remain unmatched. Jeff's has all the qualities necessary for the position and is well suited to maintain the progress of our current Sheriff."
- David Rodgers
"I've known Jeff for approximately 18 years as a friend and fellow law enforcement officer who I have worked with on operations. Jeff's work ethics dedication and attitude has always been to serve those of his community with top notch service. Jeff's been a great friend who has opened up his home and family to my family as well as others with hospitality and loyalty. I support and endorse Jeff for the next Sheriff of El Dorado County. "
- Chris Stone, Amador County District Attorney Investigator
"I have had the pleasure of getting to know Jeff over the past few years. I was thrilled to learn that he is running for Sheriff. The position is an outstanding fit for his background and temperament. He is gifted with outstanding leadership skills. El Dorado county is lucky to have a person like him running for the office. His impact will be felt for many years to come."
- Wayne Radavice
"A vote for Leikauf for sheriff is a vote for the values that have made America great. A voice of reason in turbulent times a proven effective leader and the ability to implement policies and procedures that increase the safety of your families and community- Vote Leikauf for Sheriff!
- Lori and C.L. Butch Otter, Governor and First Lady Idaho 2007-2019"
"I have know Jeff for 15 years. We share the love of the outdoors and the shooting sports. I know Jeff is going to continue the great work that Sheriff D’Agostini has started. Jeff’s passion and dedication to his law enforcement career has been and still is and inspiration to those of us that know Jeff.Jeff is going to be a FANTASTIC Sheriff.”
- Jay Hendrickson MD (Doctor J)
"Jeff has been a fantastic member and mentor to this community for many years. He has not only guided thousands of kids through the halls of many of the high schools but has shaped hundreds of lives on the baseball field. Anyone that had the pleasure of being coached by him on the field knows that he leads by example with integrity and equality with the motto “to Work hard as you can because someone somewhere is working harder”. Every one of his players developed a leg up not only in baseball but in life on the way they conduct themselves as husbands and fathers back out in the community where they grew up. We would be incredibly lucky to have him serve for the community for many years to come."
- Brent Hottman
"Jeff is a honorable family man that has a great knowledge of his profession and has the ability to communicate well with others. I am honored to call him a friend and the community would be safer with him as your Sheriff. Andy McAfee Lieutenant in the fire service."
- Andrew McAfee
"As a retired police lieutenant from a large municipal agency I whole heartedly endorse Jeff Leikauf - the right person at the right time for El Dorado County. I stand with this man of integrity courage and honor. I place my faith in him to continue keeping our community safe and doing right by the men and women of the El Dorado County Sheriffs Office. "
- Paul Francois
I am proud to offer my endorsement of Jeff Leikauf for Sheriff of El Dorado County. I know first hand that he is an experienced and capable leader, excellent law enforcement official, wonderful and devoted family man, and someone who I believe can lead the Sheriffs Office with dignity and professionalism.
- Aaron Cuddeback
"Having known Jeff both personally and in my professional capacity which includes overseeing safety and security for a local school district I enthusiastically support Jeff as the next Sheriff of El Dorado County. Jeff is a man of strong moral character who exudes professionalism and a strong tie to the community he serves and loves. Like his predecessor Jeff listens to and puts the needs and desires of the local community first as he upholds the laws of our great Nation. In these challenging and divided times Jeff is the right person for the job. Join me in supporting Jeff Leikauf for the next great Sheriff of El Dorado County. "
- Chuck Palmer
"I've known Jeff Leikauf more than twenty years. Working together in the Placerville jail before he became a Deputy. I left the Sheriffs Office to retire from the military. As a life member of both the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars I know he's the best of the best. "
- Lenny “Mac” McAdams
"I have known Jeff for many years and he possesses the same conservative values that myself and many taxpaying citizens of El Dorado County consider important. With the influx of many new homeowners to the county we can be assured Jeff will continue to promote the values held by a large majority of our county....Free speech, gun rights, and Christian values."
- FRED SHELDON
"I met Jeff a couple of years ago. The conversations we had although short and infrequent always left me with the feeling of talking to someone who had a genuine love for his country and fellow citizens. I believe Jeff is a patriot and lives by the Constitution of the United States of America and if elected Sheriff will serve El Dorado County by protecting our rights and freedoms. "
- Rosalee Chilcoat
"I have the pleasure of knowing Jeff both through work as well as through extended family and I am thrilled to endorse him as our next sheriff. Jeff's love of our county, commitment to justice, and dedication to doing the right thing is just what El Dorado County needs!"
- Mahjoubeh Foolad
"I have known and worked extensively with Jeff Leikauf during my 25 year career in law enforcement. Jeff is an experienced law enforcement professional who knows what the residents of El Dorado County need from their Sheriff's Office. As such I fully support and endorse Jeff Leikauf for Sheriff of El Dorado County 2022. "
- David Baker
''So proud of you and know you will work hard as you always have for this county The Sheriffs Office, your family, and most importantly God! We love you!''
- Jennifer Leikauf
''With 12 years of law enforcement experience including executive level leadership I am encouraged by the endorsement of the current Sheriff and am happy to give my support to Jeff Leikauf for the position of Sheriff of El Dorado County.''
- Tina Rossi
''To the man that has the biggest heart I know! You are strong intelligent and overall an amazing person. You'll be an amazing sheriff!! ''
- Hunter Leikauf
''I have coached baseball against and with Jeff for many years and its clear he cares about the kids in our community. I gladly endorse Jeff.''
- Todd Stevens
''I know Jeff Leikauf has the energy, vision, and experience to take the El Dorado County Sheriffs Office into the future. ''
- Mario Turpin
''Looking forward to you being our next Sheriff! ''
- Patricia Kammerer
''Jeff has the education training and experience to not only lead the sheriffs office effectively but will also advance the professionalism and services to the next level. ''
- Richard Vaughan, Sheriff of Grayson County, Virginia
''Steve and I are excited for you Jeff! ''
- Katie Coburn
''Very proud to endorse LT. Leikauf for Sheriff. ''
- Dylan Kammerer
''I have known Jeff since he became a Deputy in our County. He has always done what is best for the members of this County. ''
- Dallas Sweeney
''Jeff Leikauf is exactly type of person we need in this office. His family values and conservative approach will be a huge asset to our County.''
- Rich McLaughlin
''I have known and worked with Jeff for almost 15 years. He is a great guy dad and contributor to the community. We will be in good hands with Jeff as our new sheriff.''
- Mike Skinner
''I have worked at the Sheriffs Office with Jeff for over 16 years. He is the right person for the job and he is running for all the right reasons. ''
- Troy Morton
''Jeff Leikauf for Sheriff 2022! ''
- Becky Morton
''I've know Jeff for over 10 years. He is a great friend and neighbor!!''
- Gerald Gilson
''I've had the pleasure of knowing Jeff for over 10 years. He is devoted to his family and our community!!''
- Juliane Gilson
''Jeff is an excellent candidate for sheriff and would serve with outstanding character. ''
- Jason Standley
''I have known Jeff for many years through the Sheriff's Posse and other interaction with the department. Jeff holds the values we need and hold as foundational here in El Dorado County. ''
- Richard Barb
''I endorse Jeff Leikauf for Sheriff I am an independent professional consultant living in El Dorado Hills.''
- Michael Trainor
''Knowing Jeff personally I believe he is the right person to continue the legacy. His ideas of the deputies engaging their community is the right path to our goals. ''
- Jeff Hansen
''Looking forward to having you as our next Sheriff ''
- Mike Kammerer
''I endorse Jeff for Sheriff''
- Jeff Lewallen
''Jeff Leikauf is an honest hardworking man who cares about his family and the community. ''
- Stephen and Katie Coburn
''Filling the shoes of our Sheriff John D’Agostini is a big job but after meeting and taking with Jeff, I know he is the man for the job to keep El Dorado County and its citizens safe.''
- Terry Gherardi, Cameron Park
''100% excited to Endorse Jeff for Sheriff!''
- Elizabeth Beuttel
''I am proud to offer my endorsement of Jeff Leikauf for El Dorado County Sheriff. ''
- Jennifer Bloxsom
''We are proud to offer our endorsement of Jeff Leikauf for El Dorado County Sheriff ''
- Jason Bloxsom
''I am so excited to be supporting Jeff Leikauf for El Dorado County Sheriff. ''
- Elizabeth Bloxsom
''We have known Jeff Leikauf for years. We truly believe he would make a great Sheriff and he'd continue the high standards of public safety that have been implemented since his time in the El Dorado County Sheriffs Office. And he's just a really nice guy! ''
- Kees and Liz Van de Sande
''Jeff brings a broad range of law enforcement experience qualifying him for the role of Sheriff complimented by traditional conservative values and a commitment to community and the rule of law.''
- Mike Roppolo
''Keeping El Dorado County strong!''
- Kevin and Heidi Mckim
''As the founder and instructor for One on One Firearms LLC I was impressed that Jeff took the time to contact me and introduce himself. He ensure me that he is a strong advocate of the 2nd amendment. I wish him the best of luck.''
- Joe Truesdale
''Building on the Best!''
- Paula Kubo
''We have complete confidence that Mr. Leikauf will be a great Sheriff for this community.''
- Randy Haskins
''I have complete confidence that Mr. Leikauf will be a great Sheriff for our community.''
- Emily Burns
''Jeff will provide the EDSO with the type of leadership based on the constitution that will keep El Dorado County a great place to live and raise a family. ''
- Roger and Tana Mercer
''We proudly stand behind Jeff Leikauf for his outstanding commitment to our county. ''
- Tara Castro
''I have worked with Jeff for almost 11 years. I have been impressed by his dedication to our community. My husband Royce and I support him for Sheriff of El Dorado County. ''
- Shannon Starr
''Jeff's vision and leadership ability will guide the El Dorado County Sheriff Office through the future. ''
- Brian Azevedo
''We support Jeff because his heart and commitment to our community are in the right place to help keep our county safe and strong. ''
- Bobby and Cindy St. Pierre
''We have a great sheriff now and Jeff Leikauf will be just as great.''
- Christiane D'Aguanno
''As a U.S. Navy Veteran and a retired Amador County Deputy Sheriff I personally endorse Jeff Leikauf for EL Dorado County Sheriff. I have known Jeff for 19 years his integrity honor compassion and commitment to the community has been exceptional!''
- Todd Smith
''I have personally worked with Jeff on many serious cases and can attest to his commitment to justice integrity and work ethic. He will make an amazing Sheriff for the citizens of El Dorado County. ''
- Lisette Suder
''Current EDSO Employee: Lieutenant - Jon Eslick and wife Tami''
- Jon Eslick
''Lieutenant Leikauf is a great community leader as a citizen and law enforcement officer. We are fortunate to have him running for the Office of Sheriff ''
- Kevin Nagle
''I am happy to endorse Jeff for Sheriff. ''
- Steve and wife Jenny Schofield
''Jeff and his family are true patriots of our country. He will continue support and protect our rights.''
- Misty Sheldon
''We've known Jeff for many years and have no doubt he will be an incredible Sheriff!''
- Chris and Shauna Meyer
''We need you!''
- John and Marsi Girardi
''I had the pleasure of having Mr. Leikauf as a high school baseball coach and have known him for 15 years. I am endorsing him because he is a great leader and will always do what's best for the community. ''
- Justin McPeters
''I've known Jeff for years as a professional and a friend. I know he will uphold high standards and lead this department well. John Arenz Retired Fire Captain''
- John Arenz
''Leikauf is a fair and trusted person. I have known Jeff for several years now and have always been impressed with him as a person. Having Jeff as the Sheriff in El Dorado County would be an honor.''
- Paul Curtis
''As a retired Lieutenant from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office I wholeheartedly endorse Jeff Leikauf in his run for Sheriff. ''
- Anthony Costanzo
''Jeff makes everyone around him a better person and rarely puts himself first. My friend would truly give you the shirt of his back if you needed it! Very blessed and honored to know him and his family. '' - Justin and Wendy Marquis
Owner - Sierra Quilt and Stitch - Jenn Lensing
''Tested leader. Jeff Leikauf is just what El Dorado County needs especially during these uncertain times.''
- Angela Hughes
''I have known Jeff for over 25 years both on a personal level and as a co-worker. I have no doubt he will be a great leader for the El Dorado County Sheriffs Office!''
- Jeff Engelage
''Jeff is a strong community focused man and will be a great sheriff for El Dorado County.''
- Victoria Golmitz
''Very honorable fellow emergency services brother...Leikauf For Sheriff!''
- Matt Beckett
''We have had opportunities to meet and talk with Jeff and are endorsing his bid for Sheriff of El Dorado County leadership professionalism and a family man.''
- Louis and Susan Gagne
''A great msn with a great heart for community in El Dorado County. ''
- David Fox
''Great choice for El Dorado County Sheriff 2022''
- Richard Grillat
''You could not ask for a better person to be your Sheriff''
- Erick Boggs
''Jeff is dedicated to protecting and serving El Dorado County. ''
- Krishna Cox
''Camo Queen takes great pride in endorsing Jeff Leikauf for El Dorado County Sheriff''
- WANDA GAINES
“Our family has known the Leikauf’s for many years. Our families have grown closely together during that time. Jeff and I have had many interactions as peers and fellow members of our community. Our children play together and we enjoy the same pastimes. During our friendship Jeff has shown great kindness understanding experience personal character and integrity. Jeff is always the first person to volunteer to help any time our community has a need and his work ethic is strong. Sheriff Leikauf is a welcome addition to the long-standing traditions of the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office and we will greatly benefit from his influence. Thank you for stepping up to lead Jeff.”
- Sam Henderson
“Filling the shoes of our Sheriff D’Agostini is a big job but after meeting and talking with Jeff I know he is the man for the job to keep the citizens of El Dorado County safe.”
- Terry Gherardi, V.P. EDC GOP
“I have known Jeff for 18 years and endorse him 100% as our next Sheriff of El Dorado County. He has the unmatched character integrity and fortitude we need in our community leaders which will make him an outstanding sheriff!!”
“I have known Jeff both personally and professionally for over 25 years. He shows outstanding leadership and drive. He has always shown dedication to his job with El Dorado County. He has my vote.”
- Cheryl Sumers
“We are honored to support Jeff”
- Steve & Lesley Slattery, EDSO STAR Volunteers
“A tested leader. Jeff Leikauf is just what El Dorado County needs especially during these uncertain times.”
“I have known Jeff for over 25 years both on a personal level and as a co-worker. I have no doubt he will be a great leader for the EDSO!”
– Jeff Engelage
“I've known Jeff Leikauf more than twenty years. Working together in the Placerville jail before he became a Deputy. I left the Sheriffs Office to complete my career in the military. As a life member of both the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars I know he's the best of the best.”
- Lenny “Mac” McAdams
“Jeff is a strong community focused man and will be a great sheriff for El Dorado County.”
- Victoria Golmitz
“I have known Jeff for many years and he possesses the same conservative values that myself and many taxpaying citizens of El Dorado County consider important. With the influx of many new homeowners to the county we can be assured Jeff will continue to promote the values held by a large majority of our county....Free speech, gun rights, and Christian values.”
- Fred Sheldon
“A very honorable fellow emergency services brother...Leikauf For Sheriff!”
- Matt Beckett
“I met Jeff a couple of years ago. The conversations we had although short and infrequent always left me with the feeling of talking to someone who had a genuine love for his country and fellow citizens. I believe Jeff is a patriot and lives by the Constitution of the United States of America and if elected Sheriff will serve El Dorado County by protecting our rights and freedoms.”
- Rosalee Chilcoat
“I have the pleasure of knowing Jeff both through work as well as through extended family and I am thrilled to endorse him as our next sheriff. Jeff's love of our county commitment to justice and dedication to doing the right thing is just what El Dorado County needs!”
- Mahjoubeh Foolad
“I have known and worked extensively with Jeff Leikauf during my 25 year career in law enforcement. Jeff is an experienced law enforcement professional who knows what the residents of El Dorado County need from their Sheriff's Office. As such I fully support and endorse Jeff Leikauf for Sheriff of El Dorado County 2022.”
- David Baker
“We have had opportunities to meet and talk with Jeff and are endorsing his bid for Sheriff of EDC leadership professionalism amp a family man.”
- Louis & Susan Gagne
“A great man with a great heart for community in El Dorado County.”
- David Fox
“Great choice for El Dorado County Sheriff 2022”
- Richard Grillat
“You could not ask for a better person to be your Sheriff”
- Erick Boggs
“Jeff is dedicated to protecting and serving El Dorado County. “
- Krishna Cox
“Camo Queen takes great pride in endorsing Jeff Leikauf for El Dorado County Sheriff”
- Wanda Gaines
“I am proud to offer my endorsement of Jeff Leikauf for El Dorado County Sheriff.”
- John Mcgillivray
“Leikauf for Sheriff 2022”
- Mia Aloia
“It is an honor to endorse Lt. Leikauf a leader who will preserve the quality of life in our county and protect our Constitutional rights.”
- Alicia Selby
“We endorse Jeff for Sheriff! Owners of Spotted Dog Yoga”
- Nick & KatieClark
“Support your local Sheriff”
- Richard Ragsdale
“El Dorado Co. needs a Sheriff like Jeff Leikauf one that cares for the citizens and willing to protect our communities with strong leadership. Being a professor at the El Dorado Center of FLC I have experienced first hand the need for strong and reliable law enforcement. Jeff is the Sheriff for the job.”
- David Lagala
“We just had the pleasure of meeting Jeff amp Jenny and speaking to them at length about important community issues. We liked Jeff's candid demeanor straight answers and his obvious caring about our/his community. We are proud to endorse Jeff for El Dorado County Sheriff 2022!”
- Julie and Herve'Leconte
“I have known Mr Leikauf for several years and he is a great stand up individual. I will be proud to vote for him knowing he will be a great asset to El Dorado county.”
“Jeff has always been very involved in our Community from coaching youth sports training and advising Search and Rescue to teaching Citizen Academys and organizing and assisting Community Groups and Leaders in initiating Safety Programs. Jeff values the trust and support our Community has for the El Dorado County Sherff's Dept and he will continue to build on that as Sheriff.”
- RebeccaLeikauf, Ret. EDSO Sgt.
“I have served with Jeff as a peer at the ranks of deputy and sergeant and Ive worked for him when he promoted to lieutenant. I know he is a man of solid ethics who is responsive to the needs of our community.”
– Michael Seligsohn, EDSO Sgt.
“Foxwood Coffee and Tea is glad to support Lt. Leikauf for Sheriff! He is a great asset to our Community!”
- Michelle Cooper
“My family has known Jeff for over 20 years and know he has the strength of character to be the right Sheriff for El Dorado County.”
- Stephen Cascioppo
“Im proud to endorse Jeff Leikauf for Sheriff.”
- Steve and Jenny Schofield
“Ive had the opportunity to work closely with Jeff. I know him to be a professional law enforcement officer who has a deep respect for our Constitution and a thorough understanding of what it takes to provide community oriented police services.”
- Shad Canestrino
“Dedicated and driven. Takes care of business.”
- Susan Connolly-Silvestri
“As a retired Chief Probation Officer of El Dorado County I have had the opportunity to work with Jeff and feel he has the experience and leadership skills needed to provide exceptional public safety to the citizens of El Dorado County. He is well respected by the Law Enforcement community and understands the needs of El Dorado County. Vote for Jeff!”
- Joseph Warchol
“I have known Jeff for 27 years and know he is a man of integrity and loyal to our community. I am happy to endorse him as our next Sheriff of El Dorado County!”
- Shannon Chandler
“I have had the privilege of serving our community under Lt Leikauf's leadership and have found him to be not only an outstanding supervisor but someone who cares deeply about his employees and community. I along with my wife Jackie Richardson personally have worked with LT Leikauf on recruitment efforts to ensure EDSO continues to hire the best Deputies to serve our community. Lt Leikauf's passion for this county and its residents resonates during recruitment events and is the source for his service and leadership.“
- Evan Richardson
“As a former resident and former Correctional Officer of the El Dorado County Sheriffs Office Ive had the great pleasure working beside Lt. Leikauf. Lt. Leikauf has always shown integrity respect honor and dedication to the citizens of El Dorado County. Jeff Leikauf has answered the call to duty in an outstanding way from incidents as the King fire to our recent tragic Caldor wildfire. This county has pride in our wonderful law enforcement and Lt. Leikauf has exactly what it takes to lead our amazing men and women of the El Dorado County Sheriffs Office. I proudly support and endorse Jeff Leikauf for El Dorado County Sheriff!”
- John Knipe Jr
“He is a hard worker and deserves this!”
- Karsyn Leikauf
“I look forward to Jeff serving as our sheriff as he continues the professional relationships built over the past 12 years throughout county law enforcement and his support of the community and the values represented throughout El dorado county”
- Joe Ramsey
More to Come!!