Numerous Community and Business Leaders Support Todd Spitzer for DA
25 Leaders From Across Orange County Announce Their Support
October 5, 2017

Orange County – October 5 – A group of major business and community leaders endorsed Todd Spitzer for District Attorney. The list includes many of Orange County’s most successful businessmen and businesswomen, philanthropists and community leaders who see Spitzer as the candidate who can lead a reform agenda and guide the District Attorney’s office out of its current state marred by Tony Rackauckas’ corruption.


“As county Supervisor, Todd Spitzer cut taxes on small businesses, authored and gained passage of pension reform measures, and strengthened government oversight and transparency. Spitzer is the strong leader we need to ensure our economy is growing,” said Robert V. “Bobby” McDonald, President and Executive Director, Black Chamber of Commerce, Orange County*.


He continued, "Spitzer has made significant strides to solving the chronic homelessness problem. He will continue leading the fight to ensure our homeless veterans get the care they are owed."


“Bobby is an exceptional business leader, and it’s truly an honor to receive his support,” said Spitzer.


“Today our campaign released a list of community and business leaders who recognize the desperate need for a change in leadership at the District Attorney’s office.”


“Under Rackauckas’ watch, our County has become less safe and that has made it even riskier for small businesses to be created and grow. I’ll work to make sure violent criminals stay behind bars and off our streets. I’ll also oppose harmful regulations on small businesses and ensure our streets are safe to help attract good paying jobs to our county,” Spitzer concluded.


The list of community and business leaders supporting Spitzer is below:


Joe Adams
President, Discovery Cube Orange County*


Anita B. Bessler

Edwards Lifesciences, Corporate Vice President of Global Franchise Management*


Brett and Denise Bittel

Community Volunteers; Businesspeople*


Steve Cameron

President and Founder, Foremost Companies*


Patrick and Mary Dirk

Co-founders, TROY Group*


Jim Fullmer

Chief Financial Officer, Fullmer Construction*


Peter and John Ganahl

Ganahl Lumber Company*


Daniel and Susan Guggenheim

Philanthropists and Businesspeople*


Larry Haynes

Executive Director, Mercy House*


Sinan Kanatsiz

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KCOMM*


Charice King

Shamrock Animal Rescue Foundation*

Paul Leon

CEO and President of Illumination Foundation*


Robert V. “Bobby” McDonald

President and Executive Director, Black Chamber of Commerce, Orange County*


Andy Pitchess

Community Leader; Son of the Late Peter Pitchess, Los Angeles County Sheriff*


Bruno Serato

Philanthropist, Restaurant Owner and Chef; Founder of Caterina’s Club*


Rabbi Richard Steinberg

Senior Rabbi, The Rona Perley Memorial Senior Rabbinic Chair*


Larry and Lynn Vaughan

Founders, Academy of Defensive Driving*


Wayne Wedin

President, Wedin Enterprises, Inc.* Former Mayor, City of Brea, Retired


Reverend Mark E. Whitlock, Jr.

Pastor of Christ Our Redeemer A.M.E. Church (COR Church), Orange County*


Alan Woo

Executive Director, Asian Pacific Communities Services*


*Titles for identification purposes only





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