ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Yesterday, the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs announced their endorsement of District Attorney Tony Rackauckas in his campaign for reelection.
“Throughout his career as a prosecutor, Judge and District Attorney, Tony Rackauckas has proven to be a relentless advocate for public safety and justice. Tony understands the challenges uniformed officers and deputies face on a daily basis and the importance of a team approach to law enforcement – one that has made Orange County the safest among its surrounding counties,” said Tom Dominguez, President of the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs.
Tony Rackauckas has also earned key endorsements from the Association of Orange County Deputy District Attorneys and the Orange County Attorney’s Association.
Tony Rackauckas joined the Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) as a Deputy District Attorney. Over the next 15 years, he conducted over 40 homicide jury trials and over 100 felony jury trials including rape, robbery, arson, assault and burglary.
Tony was appointed in 1990 as a municipal court judge by Governor George Deukmejian. Three years later, Governor Pete Wilson appointed Tony to the Superior Court and he was named Presiding Judge of its Appellate Department in 1996.
In June 1998, Tony ran for District Attorney and was overwhelmingly elected by the citizens of Orange County by 23 percentage points over his opponent, becoming the first person from outside the OCDA to be elected District Attorney in more than 40 years. Tony has since been re-elected four times, in 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014, twice running unopposed.
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