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City Attorney Carmen Trutanich files papers to run for reelection

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City Attorney Carmen Trutanich filed papers today to run for reelection.

Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich may have lost in his attempt to become District Attorney, but he’s hoping voters will keep him around as the city’s top attorney for another four years.

Trutanich filed papers today with the Ethics Commission, which allows him to begin fundraising for the 2013 race. He will face Assemblyman Mike Feuer and attorneys Gregory Smith and Eduardo Angeles.

When Trutanich ran for district attorney earlier this year, he broke a 2009 pledge to refrain from running for another office while he was still city attorney. As a candidate, Trutanich promised to donate $100,000 to LA’s BEST and to publish a full-page newspaper ad that states “I am a liar” if he broke the pledge. This week, Trutanich delivered $30,000 to the after-school program after being called out by the L.A. Weekly. The “I am a liar” ad has not been published.

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LA City Councilman Paul Krekorian decides against running for city attorney

City Councilman Paul Krekorian

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L.A. City Councilman Paul Krekorian says he is not a candidate for city attorney in 2013, despite speculation to the contrary.

Despite months of speculation and what sounded like a confirmation of his interest, Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian will not run for city attorney in the 2013 race, he told KPCC today.

The District 2 councilman would have faced Assemblyman Mike Feuer and attorneys Gregory Smith and Eduardo Angeles in the March primary. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, who earlier this year failed to make the runoff for Los Angeles County district attorney, has said he will run for reelection.

“My intention is to focus on the task at hand. I have no plans to run for the city attorney or any other office in this upcoming election,” Krekorian said. “I plan to focus on bringing this city back to fiscal sustainability and continuing to serve the residents of the San Fernando Valley and the second council district.”

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