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Three vying to become Contra Costa County District Attorney

Original post made on May 28, 2010

Three candidates are competing to become the next Contra Costa County district attorney, replacing Robert Kochly, who took office in 2003 and has dealt with sharp budget cuts and a scandal involving a former sex crimes prosecutor accused of rape.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 28, 2010, 12:20 AM

Comments (4)

Posted by Rick Pshaw, a resident of Danville
on May 28, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Good Gosh! I misread the headline. I thought it said, "Three LYING to become Contra Costa County District Attorney."

The interesting thing is that I didn't think that it was unusual...


Posted by Ann, a resident of Blackhawk
on May 31, 2010 at 10:36 am

This article shows that O'Malley has the endorsement of not only the D.A.'s office but the majority of law endorcement agencies in the county. These agencies know all three candidates and have endorsed the person that they feel is the most qualified to hold the office of D.A. and who they feel most comfortable working with. That person overwhelmingly would be Dan O'Malley. The other candidates have some endorsements most of which are not related to law endorcement in this county.


Posted by Ralph N. Shirlet, a resident of another community
on May 31, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Ralph N. Shirlet is a registered user.

Dear Emily,

We must be very sure to acknowledge that unions among prosecutors and law enforcement have joined together to create an autonomous opportunity for the Contra Costa County District Attorney's office to operate without citizens' overview and discipline. We have a chosen candidate by these very self-serving unions that would, we can imagine, service their opportunity to designate the structure of justice in OUR county.

We have had exceptional service by certain senior management of the district attorney's office and have a quite clear view of what is currently wrong with arguments in this campaign. We understand what is lost in going with the recommendations from the selfish interests of our young crew of prosecutors and law enforcement. Let us all take a deep breath and read the profiles of the candidates so we are assure that justice and not resumes are served by the election results.

Ralph so without ROFL


Posted by Barbara, a resident of Walnut Creek
on Jul 16, 2010 at 9:47 am

As I understand it, O'Malley is married to a seated judge. Dan O'Malley becoming DA would constitute nepotism. His wife has been labeled by some in the know prosecutors as "a runaway judge", which means she doesn't abide by the law. I also understand that the O'Malleys have political connections 'til the cows come home. All these issues point to the fact that O'Malley would be dangerous to head the DA's office. My guess is, Peterson isn't much better but, possibly the lesser of two evils.


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