D.A. Campaign: Todd Spitzer Releases First Ad

Supervisor Todd Spitzer’s campaign for OC District Attorney released the first video ad of the 2018 cycle, touting it as “powerful.” Readers can watch the two-and-a-half minute YouTube video and make that judgment for themselves:

Intended to introduce voters to Todd Spitzer’s “Victim’s Voice” persona, the video is long and schmaltzy. Spitzer himself seems oddly subdued during his closing monologue. Spitzer promises to improve public education and the economy, which lead a veteran political insider to quip to me, “Is he running for DA, or Mayor of Orange County?”

The Spitzer campaign also issued a press release touting his endorsement by law professor Mario Mainero, who served for several years at Supervisor John Moorlach’s chief of staff. Mainero had flirted with the idea of running for District Attorney himself before deciding to back Spitzer. HEre’s an excerpt from the Spitzer press release:

Dear Friends,
 
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.”

-Professor Mario Mainero, Chapman University

8 comments

  1. He’s a legend in his own mind. And Mainero … Since when was a nobody law professor a solid endorsement.

  2. He will make Orange County Great Again? He forgot to include in his crime prevention efforts that include armed responses to annoying peoples at Carl’s Jr., and hopefully other fast food locations throughout Orange County. Fear the Fanny Pack!

  3. No mention of punishing criminal street gang drug dealers and drug runners causing transients to become service resistant.

  4. Dear Supervisor Spitzer, I had the opportunity to listen to your interview with radio personalities’ Dave & Ken. I must say you sounded ill prepared and stumbley, bumblety and mumbley when asked why the riverbed encampment was allowed to reach critical mass. You quickly shifted blame to the Anaheim City Counsel and failed in your attempt to minimize your accountability for the very clear and present danger that the homeless population poses to the tax paying stakeholders of Anaheim.

    I’ve also listened to your pitch for the position of County District Attorney wherein you claim to be an involved, proactive crime prevention practitioner however, your apparent disinterest in the cluster-fuck at the riverbed would lead an informed onlooker to believe you’re either incapable of mustering the confidence you would need to ramrod a
    challenge of this proportion and significance or you cherry-pick only those issues that glean gleean most political benefit.

    Lastly, Mr. Spitzer, having spent twenty-six years of my adult life in the United States Air Force, the legitimacy of my observations are grounded in decades of leadership and management experiences and the inherent obligation to
    to continually improve upon the characteristics and qualities of self-determination. If you’re determined to pursue the civic responsibilities of CountyDistrict Attorney, take my advice, take real good look at the reasons why you seek this office, be it for personal gain and prestige or for the altruistic satisfaction of serving the people that hired you.

  5. Dear Supervisor Spitzer, I had the opportunity to listen to your interview with radio personalities’ Dave & Ken. I must say you sounded ill prepared and stumbley, bumbley and mumbley when asked why the riverbed encampment was allowed to reach critical mass. You quickly shifted blame to the Anaheim City Counsel. and failed in your attempt to minimize your accountability for the very clear and present danger that the homeless population poses to the tax paying stakeholders of Anaheim.

    I’ve also listened to your pitch for the position of County District Attorney wherein you claim to be an involved, proactive crime prevention practitioner however, your apparent disinterest in the cluster-fuck at the riverbed would lead an informed onlooker to believe you’re either incapable of mustering the confidence you would need to ramrod a
    challenge of this proportion and significance or you cherry-pick only those issues that glean the most political benefit.

    Lastly, Mr. Spitzer, having spent twenty-six years of my adult life in the United States Air Force, the legitimacy of my observations are grounded in decades of leadership and management experiences and the inherent obligation to
    to continually improve upon the characteristics and qualities of self-determination. If you’re determined to pursue the civic responsibilities of CountyDistrict Attorney, take my advice, take a real good look at the reasons why you seek this office, be it for personal gain and prestige or for the altruistic satisfaction of serving the people that hired you.

  6. GA: Good Points, Why did Supervisor Spitzer blame just Anaheim? Why not Orange and Santa Ana? Why is it everyone but him? Did he not have a say? Where was he when it was going on? Why did he not question Anaheim City Council then? He was ill prepared sounding because he had no answers. He was a bad as anyone in office in the fact that they all, the councils, the county and law enforcement divisions of each affected city. The audacity then of our leaders, SUPERVISOR SPITZER INCLUDED, to think that we are not intelligent enough to know that the only time action was taken in this crisis is when the people took it to the court of public opinion. Thank you to the public for taking this issue and sending it to the media, Anaheim Blog, KFI, the newspapers and social media. We have ourselves to thank for the actions being now taken.

    We must keep it up as we are stronger standing together. We will help ourselves and then any upcoming elections we must remember who did not help us and forced us to
    help ourselves.

    • Anaheim, my friend. Your points of contention are Dead on Target. I’m slowly evaluating each of our civil servants to garner their true contributions each has made on behalf of all Anaheim’s voting stakeholders. You, as I, feel the need to exposee those only in-it-to-win-it. The jig is up and our people are beginning to see that these elected representatives serve at the pleasure of the citizenry, not vise versa.

      Lastly, Supervisor Spitzer is a candidate for County DA. We, as the electorate of this city should all take a look at Spitzer’s job performance and listen to his interview with radio personalities Ken & Dave. It might just convince our brethren to block his bid for DA and sent him back to his law firm, Cheatum and How.

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