During the closing phases of the 2013 City Attorney race, City Attorney candidate Mike Feuer participated in the Italian American Lawyers Association's City Attorney Debate alongside soon to be defeated incumbent Carmen Trutanich. Feuer promised that, if elected, he would return and Wednesday night, Feuer lived up to his promise appearing as the IALA's keynote speaker.
In a humorous contrast to Trutanich's reputation for breaking promises, Feuer was introduced with the master of ceremonies stating that no threats of full page advertisements were needed to secure Feuer's attendance. Fulfilling promises was the theme of Feuer's keynote with the City Attorney speaking at length about the way he had fulfilled a campaign promise to restaff the City Prosecutor Program that had been decimated by his predecessor. Feuer went on list many of the early changes and achievements under his administration, often peppering his presentation with humorously self-deprecating anecdotes.
DDA Judge candidates Cooper and Rose press the flesh
|Former DAs Robert Philibosian and Steve Cooley joined DDA Andrew Cooper at the IALA dinner.|
DDA Carol Rose was also doing the rounds at the IALA dinner. The 35 year veteran prosecutor was a late entrant to the race and is running for Office 48, currently held by retiring Judge Ronald Sohigian. That race appears a crowded one currently, with DDAs Amy Carter, Efrain Aceves, and Helen Kim all having filed papers for the Office, as well as former President of the Criminal Courts Bar Association Andrew Stein and former state Senate and Assembly Majority Leader Charles Calderon. It is understood that Rose may not ultimately face quite so many challengers as most have filed for other seats and have until March 7, 2014 to make their final decision.
For an excellent review of all those running for Judge, click here to read the Metropolitan News-Enterprise.