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July 3, 2018

Todd Spitzer for DA Announces First Round of Summer Events and You're Invited

 

 

Dear Friends,

 

I want to thank you for the support you have extended to me for my campaign for District Attorney. I am running for this seat to protect families and the community. People don’t feel safe and I want to restore our justice system. The results of the primary election were clear, over 60% of voters voted against the incumbent. The voters are insisting on change and I am the right choice for the job. My opponent has been in the office for over 20 years and 20 years is long enough given the repeated failures by him and his office.

 

 

 


May 14, 2018

Spitzer Wins Coveted Hispanic 100 Endorsement

 

Todd Spitzer Will Ensure We Live In Safe, Thriving Communities So Our Children Can Pursue Their Dreams.

 

 

ORANGE COUNTY – May 14 – Todd Spitzer, candidate for Orange County District Attorney, officially received the endorsement from the Hispanic 100. The Hispanic 100 is an organization of business and community leaders established to promote leadership within the Hispanic community. One of the Hispanic 100's primary missions is to mentor the next generation of Hispanic youth.

 

 

 


 

May 7, 2018

Rackaukas has Public Meltdown at a Senior Citizen Forum When He Cannot Explain Why He Was Kicked Off Seal Beach Mass Murder Case

 

Tony Rackauckas Pounds Table, Clenches Fist and Rants During Embarrassing Explosion

 

ORANGE COUNTY – May 7 – Sunday, Tony Rackauckas’ unhinged meltdown at the Costa Del Sol Republican Club left the audience of senior citizens in shock. Rackauckas was grilled on the Dekraai case – a slam-dunk trial that he botched leaving victims’ relatives suffering through six years of delay. Repeatedly pressed on his failure as a prosecutor, Rackauckas in a moment of rage lost complete control and pounded the table.

 

 

 


 

May 1, 2018

Former O.C. Undersheriff Raul Ramos and Former O.C. Assistant Sheriff Rocky Hewitt Back Spitzer

 

Spitzer's Qualifications And Endorsements Make Him The Unmatched Public Safety Leader In The Race For DA.

 

ORANGE COUNTY – May 1 – Former reserve police officer and top prosecutor Todd Spitzer, the public safety expert in the race for District Attorney, scored endorsements from Raul Ramos, former Undersheriff of the Orange County Sheriff's Department and Dr. Rocky Hewitt, former Assistant Sheriff of the Orange County Sheriff's Department, adding to Spitzer's long list of law enforcement endorsers.

 

 

 


 

April 30, 2018

Todd Spitzer Endorse by Combat Veteran Robert O'Neill of the Elite Force Seal Team 6

 

O'Neill Knows That Spitzer Has What It Takes To Make The Streets of Orange County Safe Again As Both A Top Prosecutor And Reserve Police Officer

 

ORANGE COUNTY – April 30 – Todd Spitzer’s campaign for District Attorney unveiled the prestigious endorsement from Navy SEAL combat veteran Robert O’Neill, best known for the mission which led to the shooting of 9/11 mastermind, Osama bin Laden. O’Neill has been decorated more than 52 times with honors and has held leadership roles in over 400 combat missions. Today, O’Neill works to raise awareness and financial support for veterans, a commitment Todd Spitzer has shared as an Orange County Supervisor.

 

 

 


 

April 23, 2018

Rackauckas Kicked Off Anti-Corruption Task Force Because of his Corruption

 

Federal Authorities Threatened Rackauckas With ‘Obstruction of Justice’ Violations—FBI And IRS Refuse To Share Information

 

ORANGE COUNTY – April 23 – In a bombshell delivered by the L.A. Times this weekend, it was revealed that Tony Rackauckas was thrown off Orange County’s Corruption Task Force because of his corruption and untrustworthiness. In 2013, at a time when corruption was rife in Orange County, Rackauckas and federal authorities created the task force to expose corruption in local government. Untrusted by federal authorities and threatened by ‘Obstruction of Justice' violations, Rackauckas was kicked-off the task force four years after its inception shortly after the United States Department of Justice announced that it was launching an investigation into Tony Rackauckas' office for withholding evidence and unlawfully obtaining confessions! During the short lifetime of the anti-corruption task force, the District Attorney's Office has continued to be plagued with scandal surrounding Rackauckas' illegal use of jailhouse informants. Violent predators had charges dropped, convictions thrown out and were let back on our streets because of Rackauckas' ineptness and practice of "lazy law."

 

 

 


April 10, 2018

Spitzer Gains Over a Dozen New Endorsements from Former Elected Officials

 

Orange County – April 10 – Today, Todd Spitzer announced over twelve new endorsements from former local elected officials, capping an impressive list of influential supporters for the District Attorney’s race. Todd Spitzer will not accept endorsements from any current elected officials because he is beholden to no one except the people and the victims of Orange County. Spitzer has quickly gained the support of dozens of local officials who believe in his vision to clean up corruption in the DA’s office.

 

 

 


 

April 2, 2018

Tony Rackauckas' Camp Caught Tampering with Evidence Just as They do in the Courtroom

 

Orange County – April 2 – Tony Rackauckas’ camp was caught red handed tampering with evidence in a failed attempt to contest Todd Spitzer’s ballot statement. The night before the lawsuit was filed, a key witness manipulated the Wikipedia page for Marsy’s Law to remove Spitzer’s credit as a co-author. Spitzer’s name was deleted from the ‘Key Persons for Marsy’s Law’ page after that reference had been there unblemished for the last six years. Tony Rackauckas’ office has repeatedly tampered with evidence to win cases - illegally using informants and withholding evidence from the defense – which has delayed justice for victims and led to numerous high-profile cases being botched.

 

 

 


 

March 21, 2018

CRA Awards Todd Spitzer the Most Votes

 

Orange County – March 21 – Todd Spitzer for District Attorney received the most votes from the California Republican Assembly (CRA) at Saturday’s endorsing convention in Orange County. Todd Spitzer vastly out-performed his opponent, winning 27 votes compared to Tony Rackauckas’ 19.

 

 

 


March 20, 2018

Prominent Republican Women Endorse Todd Spitzer

 

Orange County – March 20 – Today, the Todd Spitzer for District Attorney 2018 campaign unveiled the endorsements from four prominent Orange County leaders of Republican Women Federated:

 

 

 


 

March 13, 2018

Salacious Accusations by Rackauckas of Bias in Dekraai Case

 

On Record For The First Time, Rackauckas Slams O.C. Justice System Accusing Judge of Bias In The Case of Orange County’s Worst Mass Murder

 

Orange County – March 13 – In bewildering statements by the District Attorney – the first time on record since the sentencing of Orange County’s worst mass murderer, Scott Dekraai, – Tony Rackauckas slams the Orange County Justice System accusing veteran Judge Goethals of bias. The statements were filmed on Saturday, March 10 at The California Impact Republican’s endorsing convention.

 

 

 


 

February 14, 2018

Spitzer Campaign Ad "Tricky Tony" Condemns Rackauckas for Mailergate Scandal

 

Ad Reveals Unseen Footage of Rackauckas Campaigning At A Taxpayer-funded Event.

 

Orange County – February 14 – The Todd Spitzer for District Attorney campaign revealed an advertisement entitled, “Tricky Tony”, which condemns failed District Attorney Tony Rackauckas for yet another scandal –this time for sending over 16,000 taxpayer-funded mailers that showcased his name for an alleged campaign stop in the height of election season. Todd Spitzer will take a tough, no-nonsense approach to ending public corruption as DA.

 

 

 


 

February 5, 2018

Early Release of Suspected Killer in Another Case Botched by Rackauckas

 

Orange County – February 5 – A man facing life imprisonment if found guilty of killing his 82-year old grandmother will be released after only three years in jail because the defendant claims snitches were used illegally under Rackauckas’ watch. At least eight high-profile murder and attempted murder cases have had penalties reduced and convictions thrown out meaning dangerous predators are back on our streets and public safety is at risk.

 

 

 

 


February 2, 2018

Spitzer Crushes Rackaukas with Million Dollar Fundraising Lead

 

Spitzer Out-raises Rackauckas By Every Measure This Quarter, Taking A Commanding Lead In The Race For District Attorney

 

Orange County – February 1 – The Todd Spitzer for District Attorney campaign leads the race for District Attorney with a massive spending advantage – to the tune of a MILLION DOLLARS -over his opponent Rackauckas according to new finance reports. Spitzer has outpaced Rackauckas on all fronts: Cash on hand, total fundraising haul and has out-raised Rackauckas by over $100,000 this quarter due to overwhelming support for his candidacy.

 

 

 

 


January 30, 2018

Numerous Influential Public Figures Endorse Todd Spitzer

 

A Dozen More Leaders From Across Orange County Announce Their Support

 

Orange County – January 30 – Today, Todd Spitzer for District Attorney announced numerous endorsements from public figures. The list includes many of Orange County’s most successful influencers who trust Spitzer’s leadership on public safety issues.

 

 

 

 


January 16, 2018

Spitzer Challenges Rackauckas to Four Debates

 

Orange County – January 16 – Today Todd Spitzer has challenged District Attorney Tony Rackauckas to debate him on live television in a series of four regional media-sponsored events.

 

 

 

 


January 10, 2018

Rackauckas Endorsed Judge Steiner Knowing he was Censured for Sexual Exploitation


Orange County – January 10 – In the last election cycle, Rackauckas endorsed Superior Court Judge Steiner who pled guilty to violating eleven counts of Judicial Canons by the Commission on Judicial Performance, which nearly caused his removal from the Bench.1 The first group of charges centered on his misconduct for having sex in his Courthouse Chambers with two different women who were his former Chapman Law students where Steiner had been an adjunct professor. One went on to be his law clerk/intern, and the other became a practicing attorney who appeared before him. The second group of charges focussed on Steiner’s use of undue influence in trying to secure employment for his clerk/intern with Rackauckas’ office. The last group of charges involved Steiner’s failure to disclose personal relationships and improperly referring cases in which he had a personal conflict with other judges without consulting the Presiding Judge as required by court procedure.

 

 

 

 


December 20, 2017

Rackauckas Allowed Workplace Sexual Harassment


OC Grand Jury Found A “Boys-Will-Be-Boys” Mentality Was Used To Trivialize Inappropriate Male Behavior

 

Orange County – December 20 – Rackauckas’ complacency and continued lack of oversight as a workplace leader led to an abusive culture of sexual misconduct at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. In 2015, an email complaint sent to county officials, including Rackauckas, warned of the predatory nature of Chief Investigator for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, Craig Hunter, who allegedly “sexted” and solicited nude photographs while on duty from his county phone according to a complainant who is an attorney licensed in the state of California.

 

 

 

 


December 6, 2017

DA Violates Mary's Law and Suffers Reversal of Law Todd Spitzer Co-Wrote and Led for California


 

Orange County – December 6 – After a desperate attempt by DA Rackauckas to rectify another botched case, a judge ordered the re-sentencing of a drunk driver who only received the low term state prison sentence in a hit-and-run offense with serious injuries because of gross prosecutorial error. The misconduct occurred because of the lax training by District Attorney Tony Rackauckas who allowed his prosecutors to disregard the California Constitution that governs a victim’s rights during a prosecution.

 

 

 

 


November 13, 2017

Top U.S. Radio Talk Show Host Bill Handel Endorses Spitzer for District Attorney


 

Orange County – November 13 – National Radio Hall of Fame inductee, renowned radio talk show host at KFI AM 640 and founder of the Center for Surrogate Parenting, Bill Handel endorsed Todd Spitzer for Orange County District Attorney.

 

 

 

 


October 31, 2017

Major Victims’ Rights Group Endorses Todd Spitzer for DA


 

While Rackauckas Continues to Fail Victims, One of the Nation’s Top Victims’ Rights Foundation Endorses Victim Advocate Todd Spitzer

 

Orange County – October 31 – Today, Crime Victims United of California (CVUC) endorsed long time victims’ right advocate Todd Spitzer over 20-year incumbent District Attorney Rackauckas who has failed victims. While Rackauckas has let victims down in so many cases including the high-profile trial of Dekraai, Spitzer is the clear choice for crime victims due to his unwavering commitment to victims for more than 25 years.

 

 

 

 


October 26, 2017

SPITZER CAMPAIGN AD "LONG ENOUGH" CONDEMNS TONY RACKAUCKAS FOR DELAYING JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS


 

Victim’s Relative of County’s Worst Mass Shooting Speaks Out Against the Pain Tony Rackauckas Has Caused

 

Orange County – October 26 – The Todd Spitzer for District Attorney campaign unveiled a new gripping ad entitled, “Long Enough” which condemns failed District Attorney Tony Rackauckas for delaying justice, prolonging suffering for victims’ families and weakening public safety. Paul Wilson the husband of victim Christy Wilson killed by the county’s worst mass murderer, Scott Dekraai, narrates the video expressing his anguish at the pain caused by Rackauckas’ misconduct.

 

 

 

 


October 23, 2017

Q. HOW MUCH DOES TONY RACKAUCKAS' MISCONDUCT COST YOU?

 

 

A. OVER $10 MILLION DOLLARS AND RISING

 

The taxpayer tab for the illegal use of informants, wrongful convictions by Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and audits investigating his misconduct is over $10 million dollars and growing.

 

Look at the case of the worst mass murderer in county history:

 

 

 

 


Dear Prosecutors, Investigators, and Staff of the Orange County District Attorney's Office,

 

It is time for tested and bold new leadership for the Orange County District Attorney's Office (OCDA). I believe that the only way to be successful is to be part of a great team. The incumbent District Attorney has served for almost twenty years. Under his leadership, the office has been mired in scandal after scandal that threatens the integrity of our justice system and you, the office's hardworking prosecutors, whose job and duty it is to go to court every day and answer,

 

 

 

 


Spitzer Campaign Unveils Ad Proving Safety is in "Jeopardy" Under Rackauckas
Spitzer Campaign Highlights That Oversight of Criminal Justice System Is Not A Game
October 12, 2017

 

Orange County – October 12 – The Todd Spitzer for District Attorney campaign unveiled a new campaign advertisement entitled, “Jeopardy” criticizing Tony Rackauckas for putting justice for victims and the public safety of Orange County residents in jeopardy because of his numerous failings as DA. Spitzer releases the latest ad as Rackauckas’ office continues to suffer from scandal after scandal.

 

 

 

 


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.

 

 

 

 


 

Todd Spitzer Gives Statement After Long Overdue Sentencing for Seal Beach Mass Murderer Scott Dekraai
September 22, 2017

 

 

Orange County – September 22 – Today Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals sentenced Salon Beach mass murderer Scott Dekraai to eight consecutive life terms without parole. Dekraai was spared the death penalty because of the misuse of jailhouse informants by Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas who could not be trusted to give the defendant a fair trial.

 

Outside the courthouse long-time victims’ rights advocate, Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer made this statement:

 

“On October 12, 2011, eight people fell victim to the worst mass shooting in county history. After six years of delay justice is overdue in this case. For those who lost love ones, we are all relieved they will no longer face Dekraai in obligatory court appearances and can finally close this painful chapter.”

 

 

 

 



Spitzer Campaign Releases First Ad of the Cycle

 

“Victims’ Voice” Highlights Spitzer’s Priorities as DA and Features Numerous Victims and Law Enforcement Leaders

 

 

Orange County – September 19 – The Todd Spitzer for District Attorney campaign released a powerful video advertisement entitled, “Victims’ Voice” highlighting Spitzer’s deep commitment to caring for victims and their families. The video outlined why he is running for District Attorney. Spitzer has a long track record of service as a victims’ rights advocate and served as the statewide Campaign Chairman for Marsy’s Law. As an Orange County Prosecutor for nearly ten years and most recently a former Assistant District Attorney, Spitzer has secured convictions against hundreds of violent criminals. He has the experience, integrity, and compassion to stand up for victims and ensure they get the justice they deserve.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


Potential Candidate Professor Mario Mainero Will Not Run and Endorses Todd Spitzer

 

Mainero Joins Distinguished List of Advisors With More Than 100 Years of Prosecutorial Experience Both in the Courtroom and Training Prosecutors

 

 

I am proud to share with you the endorsement from Chapman University law professor Mario Mainero. Professor Mainero's endorsement quashes any thought of him running for the same seat.

 

 

"From my observation, and from having worked with him on a variety of matters, it is my judgment that Mr. Spitzer will not permit anyone to politically influence his decisions. He has shown support and respect to victims both for the tragedy of their loss and for their proper role in the prosecution of a case. I expect Mr. Spitzer to restore the integrity and professionalism to the District Attorney's office that it so badly deserves. I therefore unreservedly give him my endorsement."

 

 

 

 


 

 

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas Worst in State

August 9, 2017

 

Orange County –A study just released by Harvard Law School’s Fair Punishment Project finds the public safety of Orange County left exposed under Rackauckas’ leadership, ranking the District Attorney as worst among all California counties for conviction reversals per capita. The report’s damning statistics continue to reveal Tony Rackauckas’ ineptitude as he is “ranked in the top five among all California counties for the total number of misconduct findings (3rd), the total number of reversals (2nd), and for the most misconduct findings per capita (5th)”. Under Rackauckas’ watch, murder and attempted murder cases have had penalties reduced and convictions thrown out meaning dangerous predators are back on our streets.

 

Orange County –A study just released by Harvard Law School’s Fair Punishment Project finds the public safety of Orange County l...

 

 

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Spitzer Earns Backing From Law Enforcement Leaders

July 27, 2017

 

Orange County – July 27, 2017 — Today the Todd Spitzer for District Attorney campaign announced numerous endorsements from law enforcement leaders all over the County. Spitzer has won support from retired Police Chiefs and leading advocates among the law enforcement c...

 

 

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Spitzer Unviels Campaign Leadership

July 24, 2017

 

MAJOR CO-CHAIRS AND FINANCE CHAIRS ANNOUNCED FOR SPITZER'S 2018 OC DISTRICT ATTORNEY BID.

 

Orange County – July 24, 2017 — Today Supervisor Todd Spitzer unveiled his District Attorney Campaign Co-Chairs: Mike Harrah, Rosario Marin, Mario Rodriguez as well as finance Chai...

 


 

Victim Advocates Back Spitzer

July 18, 2017

 

OC DISTRICT ATTORNEY CANDIDATE TODD SPITZER WINS MAJOR SUPPORT FROM LEADING VICTIM RIGHTS ADVOCATES AND VICTIMS’ FAMILIES

 

While Rackauckas lets victims down, Spitzer is the clear choice for crime victims due to his unwavering commitment to victims for more than 25 year...

 

 


 

Spitzer Announces for DA

July 10, 2017

 

ORANGE COUNTY SUPERVISOR TODD SPITZER ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY PLEDGING TO RESTORE TRUST IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

 

Spitzer pledges to replace the “Rudderless Ship” in the District Attorney’s office, fight crime and serve as a champion for victims’ righ...

 

 

 

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Recent News

Toddy Spitzer for DA Announces First Round of Summer Events and You're Invited

Spitzer Wins Coveted Hispanic 100 Endorsement


Rackaukas has Public Meltdown at a Senior Citizen Forum When He Cannot Explain Why He Was Kicked Off Seal Beach Mass Murder Case


Former O.C. Undersheriff Raul Ramos and Former O.C. Assistant Sheriff Rocky Hewitt Back Spitzer


Todd Spitzer Endorse by Combat Veteran Robert O'Neill of the Elite Force Seal Team 6


Rackauckas Kicked Off Anti-Corruption Task Force Because of his Corruption


Spitzer Gains Over a Dozen New Endorsements from Former Elected Officials


Tony Rackauckas' Camp Caught Tampering with Evidence Just as They do in the Courtroom


CRA Awards Todd Spitzer the Most Votes


Prominent Republican Women Endorse Todd Spitzer


Salacious Accusations by Rackauckas of Bias in Dekraai Case


Spitzer Campaign Ad "Tricky Tony" Condemns Rackauckas for Mailergate Scandal


Early Release of Suspected Killer in Another Case Botched by Rackauckas


Spitzer Crushes Rackaukas with Million Dollar Fundraising Lead


Numerous Influential Public Figures Endorse Todd Spitzer


Spitzer Challenges Rackauckas to Four Debates


Rackauckas Endorsed Judge Steiner Knowing he was Censured for Sexual Exploitation


Rackauckas Allowed Workplace Sexual Harassment


DA Violates Mary's Law and Suffers Reversal of Law Todd Spitzer Co-Wrote and Led for California


Top U.S. Radio Talk Show Host Bill Handel Endorses Spitzer for District Attorney


Major Victims’ Rights Group Endorses Todd Spitzer for DA


Spitzer Campaign Ad "Long Enough" Condemns Tony Rackauckas for Delaying Justice for Victims


Q. How Much Does Tony Rackauckas' Misconduct Cost You?


Dear Prosecutors, Investigators, and Staff of the Orange County District Attorney's Office


Spitzer Campaign Unveils Ad Proving Safety is in "Jeopardy" Under Rackauckas

 

Numerous Community and Business Leaders Support Todd Spitzer for DA

 

Todd Spitzer Gives Statement After Long Overdue Sentencing for Seal Beach Mass Murderer Scott Dekraai

 

Spitzer Campaign Releases First Ad of the Cycle

 

Potential Candidate Professor Mario Mainero Will Not Run and Endorses Todd Spitzer

 

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas Worst in State

 

Spitzer Earns Backing from Law Enforcement Leaders

 

Spitzer Unviels Campaign Leadership

Victim Advocates Back Spitzer


Spitzer Announces for DA

 

 

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