The Following is a statement from Orange County Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Michelle Steel on the recent terror attacks in Jersey City:
Deepest Condolences to The Victims of Jersey City Attack
The Jewish people continue to face threats against their community on a regular basis. The attack at a kosher market in Jersey City on December 10 was a blatant act of terrorism against a group of people who have been targeted for their faith time and time again throughout history. We must condemn all forms of antisemitism in America and root out groups that have hostile intentions towards the Jewish people, who are an integral part of the American identity.
The law enforcement officers involved in taking down these terrorists deserve the highest of praise for their bravery and dedication to the safety and security of their communities. These include: The Jersey City Police Department, the ATF, the FBI, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the New York City Police Department.
I send my deepest condolences to the victims of this heinous act of terror. I offer my heartfelt prayers to the families and loved ones of Jersey City Police Detective Joseph Seals, 40, Moshe Deutsch, 24, Leah Minda Ferencz, 33, and Miguel Douglas Rodriguez, 49.
Events like this remind me every day to continue my dedication to the safety and security of Orange County communities. As long as I am a member of this board of supervisors, I will dedicate all my efforts to ensuring that all of our Orange County citizens, especially vulnerable communities, are protected from targeted acts of violence.
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First elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors in 2014, Michelle Steel represents the residents of the Second District, which includes, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Stanton, the unincorporated area of Rossmoor, and portions of Buena Park and Fountain Valley. Steel, a successful businesswoman and renowned taxpayer advocate, previously served as Vice Chair of the State Board of Equalization where she represented more than eight million people in Southern California, including all of Orange County, as one of the state’s 12 constitutional officers.