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Jon Fleischman opening consulting firm; leaving Sheriff’s office after over five years of service

I know that many readers of the FlashReport assume that publishing this site is a full-time endeavor.  Thanks to the great support team on this site, and miracles of modern technology, the FR is largely done in the wee hours of each morning (at least my part).  My full time job since March of 2001 (when I left my position as Executive Director of the California Republican Party) has been as Deputy Director for Public Affairs with the Sheriff’s Department in Orange County.  It’s been a great position, working closely with our great Sheriff Mike Carona. 

I’m excited to share with you all that after over five years, I have decided to go out on my own, and form my own business.  So starting in August, I will be opening up an office (actually I will be subletting some office space from FR friend and former Assembly Republican Leader Scott Baugh) and starting up a government relations – political – communications consulting firm!  I’ll share more with you about it when I get it off of the ground in the coming weeks.  I am very excited to be going out on my own!!  (Of course, this will give me more time and flexibility to work on this website!)  Of course, if you are in need of a consultant, and think I can help you, well drop me a line here.

There is some coverage on my new move on the OC Register Website here and on the OC Blog here.  Below is the text of the release put out today by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department:

Will Continue to Serve as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff

After more than five years of service, Jon Fleischman will be stepping down from his position as Deputy Director for Public Affairs at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.  Jon has been serving in this position since March of 2001 when he was appointed by Sheriff Mike Carona.  Fleischman is leaving to start his own governmental, political affairs and communications consulting practice.  He will continue to stay engaged with the Sheriff’s Department as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff.

“Jon Fleischman has played an important and high-profile role with this department for over five years.  Of course I was sad when he shared that he would be leaving our agency.  But as I told him, I am very excited for him as he embarks on his new endeavor of starting his own business.  We also look forward to Jon’s continued involvement with the department as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff.”

Jon’s areas of responsibility have been varied in his position in the Department’s Media Relations and Public Affairs.  His primary responsibility is in the area of public affairs and community relations, working towards pro-active positive exposure for the department and its efforts throughout the Orange County community.  Jon also has had substantial responsibilities as a spokesperson for the Department, having conducted over two thousand television, radio and newspaper interviews.  During his tenure with the department, Jon successfully completed the Level III Reserve Academy, and has donated over 900 hours in addition to his normal duties.

Sheriff Carona announced that upon his departure as a civilian employee, Fleischman would be transferred from his current assignment in the Reserves (he has been working in the Harbor Patrol for the past two years) to a new assignment heading up Reserve efforts for the Media Relations and Public Affairs Office.

“Working for Sheriff Carona, and for this department has been a highlight of my professional career,” said Fleischman.  I hold all of the men and women of the OCSD in high esteem for the professionalism and enthusiasm with which they conduct themselves.  In my ongoing position as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff, I will look forward to continuing to work with many of the friends and colleagues that I have made.”

The Sheriff’s Department will immediately begin a recruiting effort to find a new addition to the Media Relations and Public Affairs Office, filling the position from which Fleischman is departing.  For more information on how to apply, you can contact Donna Muleady in the OCSD Media Office at (714) 647-7042 or via email at

6 Responses to “Jon Fleischman opening consulting firm; leaving Sheriff’s office after over five years of service”

  1. Says:

    Best of luck to you, Jon.

  2. Says:

    Welcome back to the Private Sector!

    You won’t miss the old job for long.
    And you will relish the freedom that
    comes with your new territory.

  3. Says:

    Congrats, Jon! This will be great for you and you will be great at it! Probolsky better watch out.


  4. Says:

    Best of luck Jon. You have done an incredibly awesome job on the Flashreport, and I am willing to bet your consulting firm will result in more of the same excellence!!!!

  5. Says:

    Dang, I didn’t know you were doing duty on the Harbor Patrol – I’d have asked for a ride-a-long!


  6. Says:

    All the best Jon! We’ll all be able to say we knew you when….