Thursday, March 8, 2012
Trujillo Won’t Say If He Will File Papers in DA’s Race
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Whether Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Mario Trujillo will remain in the race for district attorney is unclear, with Trujillo being the only announced candidate who has not taken out a nominating petition.
Trujillo’s campaign manager, Pedro Rosado, said yesterday that Trujillo was not ready yet to state his plans.
Wednesday is the last day to take out or file nominating papers.
Trujillo previously made known his disappointment that Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich has drawn support from labor unions—support Trujillo had hoped to receive. He also lost the endorsement of the county’s largest gay Democratic club to Danette Meyers, even though Trujillo is openly gay and a member of the club.
Two leading candidates—Chief Deputy District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Deputy District Attorney Alan Jackson—have filed their nominating papers, as has Deputy District Attorney John L. Breault III.
Deputy District Attorneys Bobby Grace, Steven Ipsen and Meyers, as well as Trutanich, have taken out petitions but not yet filed them, according to information on the Registrar-Recorder’s website late yesterday.
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