Todd Spitzer for District Attorney Endorsements

"We have to clean up the corruption in the DA's office and be fearless in the pursuit of public corruption wherever it exists. That’s why I will not accept endorsements from any current elected officials."

-Todd Spitzer


“The politicians don’t want Todd to run...he’s beholden to no one except the people and the victims of Orange County.”


--Haze Saliture, mother of daughter Allison who was killed by DUI driver.
Spitzer was the prosecutor on the case and won.


Campaign Co-Chairs and Finance Co-Chairs



Ruben Barrales*

President, Grow Elect and Latino Leadership & Policy Forum Former Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush and Director of White House Intergovernmental Affairs


Mike Harrah
President of Caribou Industries*


Mario Rodriguez
Chairman of the Hispanic 100* ​


Rosario Marin
Former United States Treasurer and Former Chair California
Crime Victims Compensation Board*


William Taormina
CEO, Clean City, Inc.*​


Finance CO-Chairs


Barry Cottle
Principal, C&C Development*


Dennis Assael
Managing Partner, DMSA, LLC*


Donna Porter
CEO Building Industry; Fraternal Order of Police Humanitarian of the Year Award*


William Shopoff
President and CEO, Shopoff Realty Investments, LLP*





Victims' Rights Leaders

Harriett Salarno
Chair and Co-Founder, Crime Victims United California*

Bonnie Masters-Weber

Mother of victim of a hit-and-run offense by a drunk driver


Jane Bouffard
Board of Directors, Justice for Homicide Victims, Inc.*


John Saliture & Haze Saliture 
John- Advisory Board Member, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, Southern California.* John & Haze -parents of daughter Allison who was killed by DUI Driver.  Spitzer was the prosecutor on the case.


Nina Salarno
President, Crime Victims United California* ​


Patricia Almazan 
Daughter of Graphic artist and CSUF employee Frank Teplansky who was murdered at CSUF 41 years ago


Patricia Wenskunas
Founder, CEO of Crime Survivors*


Paul Wilson 
Husband of Christy Lynn Wilson who was killed in the Salon Meritage shooting in Seal Beach


Ron Thomas 
Father of Kelly Thomas, the mentally ill homeless man who died following a violent encounter with Fullerton police


Shirley Tapia
Former Board Member, Parents of Murdered Children* ​





Law Enforcement Leaders


David Snowden

Chief, City of Beverly Hills, City of Costa Mesa & City of
Baldwin Park Police Departments, retired ​


Dennis Bauer

Senior Orange County Deputy DA, retired


Mike Messina

Chief, Brea Police Department, retired ​


Jeff Winter

Senior Orange County Deputy DA, retired


Joe Polisar

Chief, Garden Grove PD, retired


Mike Flory
Orange County Deputy District Attorney


Joel Stone

Deputy District Attorney Orange County


Scott Well

Former Deputy District Attorney


Raul Ramos

Former O.C. Undersheriff


Rocky Hewitt

Former O.C. Assistant Sheriff


John Welter

Chief, Anaheim Police Department, retired ​


Karen Schatzle

Senior Orange County Deputy DA


Steve Beeuswaert

Retired Chief, California Highway Patrol (CHP) Southern Division ​


Steve Simonian

Chief, Bureau of Investigations for the Los Angeles County
District Attorney’s Office, retired ​


Ward Smith

Chief, Placentia Police Department, retired


Jack Sullens

Assistant District Attorney, retired


Michael Jacobs

Senior Deputy District Attorney/Homicide Prosecutor


Les Vanderkolk

Retired Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy​



*Titles and affiliations of each individual are provided for identification purposes only.



Public Figures


Darren Aitken, Esq.
Former President, Orange County Hispanic Bar Foundation*
Partner, Aitken, Aitken and Cohen


David Ball
Board of Retirement, Orange County Employees Retirement System*
Former President, Arnel Development Company


Dick D. Jones, Esq.

Owner, Jones & Mayer


Edmond Connor, Esq.
Former President, Orange County Bar Association* and the OCBA Charitable Fund*
Managing Partner, Connor, Fletcher & Hedenkamp LLP


George L. Pla
President and CEO, Cordoba Corporation


Jimmy Camp
Political Consultant and Activist


Joanne Sokolski
Chief of Protocol, Orange County Office of Protocol*


Joe Carruth, Esq.
Former President, Orange County Sheriff's Advisory Council*
Partner, Rutan & Tucker


Mark Chapin Johnson
Co-Founder, New Majority Committee in Orange County*
Founder, Mark Chapin Johnson Foundation*


Patrick Dixon

Los Angeles County Assistant District Attorney, retired


Robert Follman
President, R.A. Industries, Inc.


Robert O'Neill

Seal Team 6 Veteran


Shirley Grindle
O.C. Watchdog


*Titles and affiliations of each individual are provided for identification purposes only.



Former Elected Officials


Sam Allevato
Former Mayor, San Juan Capistrano


Neil Blais
Former Mayor, Rancho Santa Margarita


Gary Capata
Former Mayor, Laguna Niguel


Joe Carchio

Former Mayor, Huntington Beach


Alberta Christy

Former City Council Member, Santa Ana


Keith Curry

Former Mayor, Newport Beach


Wayne Eggleston

Former Mayor, San Clemente


Jan Flory
Former Mayor Pro Tem, Fullerton


Brett Franklin
Former City Councilman, Santa Ana


Donald A. Garcia

Former Mayor, Aliso Viejo


William Habermehl

Former Orange County Superintendent of Schools


Robert Hammond

Former Trustee, Orange County Board of Education


Robert Helton, M.D.
Former Mayor, Villa Park and U.S. Air Force Flight Surgeon

Kathryn McCullough
Former Mayor, Lake Forest


Jim Katapodis

Former Mayor, Huntington Beach


Harold Kaufman

Former Mayor, Dana Point


Marilynn Poe
Former Mayor, Los Alamitos


Evelyn Hart

Former Mayor Newport Beach


Greg Sowards

Former Mayor, City of Placentia


Ken Ryan

Former Mayor, Yorba Linda


Scott Schoeffel
Former Mayor, Dana Point

Steve Simonian
Former Mayor, La Habra


L. Allan Songstad
Former Mayor, Laguna Hills


Joe Soto
Former Mayor, San Juan Capistrano

Dave Sullivan

Former Mayor, Huntington Beach


James Thor
Former Mayor, Rancho Santa Margarita


W. Richard Ulmer

Former Mayor, Villa Park.


William Vanderwerff
Former President, Board of Directors, East Orange County Water District


Bob Zemel

Former City Council Member, Anaheim


*Titles and affiliations of each individual are provided for identification purposes only.



Community and Business Leaders


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*


Dianna Gadberry

Former President, Newport Harbour Republican Women Federated


Peter and John Ganahl

Ganahl Lumber Company*


Lois Godfrey

Former President, California Republican Women Federated Former President, Orange County Republican Women Federated

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*


Professor Mario Mainero

Chapman University


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*


Paula Prizio

Former President, Orange County Republican Women Federated


Bruno Serato

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


Rabbi Richard Steinberg

Senior Rabbi, The Rona Perley Memorial Senior Rabbinic Chair*


Sharon Underwood

Past President, Pat Nixon Republican Women Federated


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*


Mary Young

Founder, Aliso Viejo Republican Women Federated


*Titles and affiliations of each individual are provided for identification purposes only.



Criminal Defense Attorneys


Scott Well

Criminal Defense Attorney


Barney Gibbs

Criminal Defense Attorney


Jeff Kent

Criminal Defense Attorney


Vincent LaBarbera

Criminal Defense Attorney


Alfredo Rasch

Investigator, Rasch Investigations


Zachary McCready

Criminal Defense Attorney


*Titles and affiliations of each individual are provided for identification purposes only.




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