Santa Ana, CA – – The Association of Orange County Deputy District Attorneys (AOCDDA) have endorsed Tony Rackauckas for District Attorney. However, Todd Spitzer recently released a mailer that stated he was “Voted OC’s top prosecutor by the Deputy District Attorneys”.
The AOCDDA released a press release on Friday claiming the statement was false saying, “In 1992, Todd Spitzer was one of three Deputy District Attorneys who received our Association’s Outstanding Prosecutor Award. Spitzer was never voted ‘top prosecutor’ and is not the Deputy District Attorney’s choice for District Attorney.”
The release can be viewed HERE.
The AOCDDA goes on to show continued support for Tony Rackauckas stating, “By voting to endorse Tony Rackauckas for District Attorney, the members of the Association of Orange County Deputy District Attorneys have reaffirmed that he is the best person to continue heading the District Attorney’s Office.”
The endorsement and press release represents a significant blow to the campaign of Todd Spitzer, who is a former Deputy D.A. and is well-known to the AOCDDA’s membership.
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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