Friday, June 1, 2012

The Race For Los Angeles County District Attorney, Part II

With the June 5th, 2012 vote less than a week away, many watching the politics of this race are saying "ABC: ....Anyone But Carmen (Trutanich)". I tend to agree with that statement.

Joe Friday at Los Angeles Dragnet has been closely keeping his eye on all the candidates, especially Trutanich.  Joe Friday has documented Trutanich's failed campaign promises as well as other questionable tactics.  In his latest entry, he appeared on local Fox Ch. 11 to speak to the lies that Joe Friday states Trutanich has fed the public.

This past Tuesday, KPCC hosted a debate between five of the six candidates vying for the largest prosecutor's office in the nation. You can watch a video of the debate here.  Expectedly, Trutanich declined to attend.

Trials and Tribulations endorses DDA Alan Jackson for the next Los Angeles County District Attorney. I personally know Jackson, his character and his dedication to victims of crime and public safety.  DDA Jackson is endorsed by more law enforcement agencies than any other candidate as well as several government leaders.  DDA Jackie Lacey is endorsed by the current District Attorney, Steve Cooley, National Women's Political Caucus and local radio station KFI 640's "John & Ken".  City Attorney Carmen Trutanich is endorsed by Governor Jerry Brown and LA Co. Sheriff Leroy D. Baca.  DDA Danette Meyers is endorsed by former DA Gil Garcetti, several Democratic organizations and the Association of Deputy District Attorneys (ADDA). 

If no single candidate gets over 50% of the vote on June 5th, there will be a run-off election in November 2012.

Los Angeles Times Article on the candidates.
State-wide Police groups endorse Jackson & Lacey.
Local ABC Ch. 7 Report.
Local NBC Ch. 4 Report.
Alan Jackson Web Site.
Jackie Lacey Web Site.