It’s official – Trutanich is running for District Attorney
Official confirmation of Trutanich’s candidacy came earlier today in the form of an email from the Los Angeles Association of Deputy District Attorneys (“ADDA”), the union that represents approximately 970 Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorneys in Grades I through IV.
The email states that Trutanich will attend a scheduled 8:00PM interview with the ADDA with a view to obtaining their endorsement for his bid to take over from Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley. Cooley has stated that he plans to retire in January 2013 when his record third term expires, and has endorsed his Chief Deputy, Jackie Lacey who will also address the ADDA for their endorsement directly after Trutanich concludes his pitch.
The announcement of Trutanich’s interview ends over a year of speculation, rumor and accusations of betrayal surrounding the former
ambulance chaser plaintiff’s attorney turned career politician. Trutanich campaigned to become Los Angeles City Attorney cloaked with a veneer of respectability founded on his signed solemn promise not to use the City Attorney’s Office as a political springboard to higher office. His announcement is certain to rekindle the public revulsion at his apparent lack of ethics, honor and commitment to voters, and will likely give the Alan Jackson campaign’s ‘Election Hangover Part II’ video a new lease of life.
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