Gov. Jerry Brown endorsed Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich today in the race to be Los Angeles County’s next district attorney.
Trutanich is one of six candidates running to replace District Attorney Steve Cooley, who is not running for a fourth term of office.
“L.A. County needs a D.A. who is battle-tested, has fought crime as a frontline prosecutor, but also a manager, overseeing a large municipal law office with hundreds of attorneys,” Brown said in a statement. “I know the importance of having an experienced and a smart leader as district attorney, and that’s why I’m pleased to endorse Carmen Trutanich.”
The other candidates running to be D.A. are chief deputy district attorney Jackie Lacey and deputy district attorneys Alan Jackson, Danette Meyers, Bobby Grace and John Breault III.