Delgadillo Announces Candidacy For Attorney General
Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo Wednesday formally announced his candidacy for state Attorney General.
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Delgadillo is a virtual unknown outside of L A and is opposing former governor Jerry Brown, whom everyone has heard of, for the Democratic Party nomination. Delgadillo says he has a real world outlook that Brown lacks. "I look at the issue of public safety through the eyes of a five-year-old Latino boy on the East side of Los Angeles. That’s different perspective, and Jerry Brown can never have that one."
Degadillo says he supports the death penalty, which Brown famously opposes. Assemblyman Paul Koretz of West Hollywood says he soured on Jerry Brown last fall when Brown made broadcast ads warning that thousands, not a few dozen, convicts would be released if voters approved a modification of the state’s Three Strikes law. "That was a lie that cost several hundred people their freedom I believe."
The Democratic primary for Attorney general is next June. The winner will likely face Senator Chuck Poochigian, who’s running for the G-O-P nomination.