Todd Spitzer Announces Run for Orange County D.A.
Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer will challenge sitting District Attorney Tony Rackauckus next year. Spitzer announced his candidacy for D.A. Monday, kicking off what is sure to be a tense and highly-publicized political campaign.
The Rackauckus-Spitzer rivalry is as old as time. Spitzer first mulled a challenge against the prosecutor in 2006. He undoubtedly saw a unique opportunity this time given the many questions plaguing Rackauckus and his office, both currently mired in a wide-ranging jailhouse informant scandal.
Spitzer did not mince words in announcing his candidacy Monday.
“I refuse to stand by as Tony Rackauckas destroys the District Attorney’s office and uses it as his own personal fiefdom for he and his cronies while the public’s safety suffers," the supervisor stated in a press release. "I’m proud to announce my campaign for District Attorney and pledge to always uphold the rule of law, put people’s safety first and work tirelessly to make certain justice is served for victims and their families. We must restore faith and trust in our law enforcement and justice system.”