Friday, April 20, 2012
Meyers Backing Is Opportunity for ‘Housecleaning,’ Association of Deputy District Attorneys Head Says
By a MetNews Staff Writer
The endorsement of Deputy District Attorney Danette Meyers is an opportunity for a sea change in the way the office is run, the president of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys said yesterday.
Meyers, a 26-year veteran of the LA County District Attorney’s office, is “a well-respected trial attorney known for her integrity and fairness,” ADDA President Hyatt Seligman said in a statement. “She has also demonstrated a clear respect for her rank-and-file colleagues in the DA’s office,” he added, calling for a “housecleaning” in the office and “a vision of good faith relations” between the union and management.
He also cited Meyers’ prior service as president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association as a qualification for the office of district attorney.
Meyers was endorsed by the union earlier this week over Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, who has garnered most of the labor endorsements thus far in the race; Deputy District Attorney Bobby Grace, himself a member of the ADDA board; Chief Deputy District Attorney Jackie Lacey, who is backed by the ADDA’s nemesis, District Attorney Steve Cooley; and Deputy District Attorneys Alan Jackson and John Breault III.
Meyers recently won the endorsement of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party. In other endorsements announced this week, Jackson and Lacey shared the backing of the Peace Officers’ Research Association of California, while Trutanich was endorsed by the union representing Los Angeles Port Police officers and Lacey by that representing Los Angeles Airport police.
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