Three More Elected Prosecutors Abandon Todd Spitzer Today, Bringing Total Un-Endorsements Up To A Baker’s Dozen
On Friday, three separate prosecutors confirmed to OC Watch that they are no longer endorsers of Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer’s re-election bid—Napa County District Attorney Allison Haley, Del Norte County District Attorney Katherine Micks, and Madera County District Attorney Sally Moreno.
And here is the rest of the un-endorsement list:
Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley
Amador County District Attorney Todd Riebe
Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming
Inyo County District Attorney Tom Hardy
Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin
San Bernardino County District Attorney Jason Anderson
San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan
San Luis Obispo District Attorney Dan Dow
San Mateo County District Attorney Stephen Wagstaffe
Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig
ICYMI (and, if so, seriously?!?): A newly surfaced video of Spitzer repeating the N-word three times during a keynote address to the Iranian American Bar Association arrived on the heels of a controversy last week involving Spitzer allegedly riffing about why Black men date white women during the course of a recent meeting over whether the office should seek to execute a Black man.
Also this week: A 29-year-veteran of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office alleged in a lawsuit Spitzer assigned a prosecutor to a case “because she was African-American,” and, in a separate incident, told a room full of senior prosecutors, “I need a brown or a black face there” to go with him to a meeting with the NAACP.
As these controversies swirled, The California Women’s Leadership Association, a Republican political action committee rescinded their endorsement of Mr. Spitzer earlier this week. The California chapter of the NAACP called for Spitzer’s “immediate resignation”. So has The National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial, along with the Los Angeles chapter’s President and CEO, Michael Lawson. “He has lost the trust of those he is sworn to serve and must step down,” Urban League President Morial said.