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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.