Early Important Endorsement for Contra Costa District Attorney Mark Peterson

February 4, 2014 9:05 am · 25 comments

The Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney’s Association has announced an early endorsement of District Attorney Mark Peterson’s bid for a second term as Contra Costa County’s top law enforcement official.

“Local prosecutors are proud to endorse District Attorney Mark Peterson in his bid for re-election because he has been a strong advocate for victims of crime and a strong advocate for the prosecutors in his office that seek justice for those victims,” said Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Association President Paul Graves.

During the previous three difficult budget years, District Attorney Peterson has made public safety his top priority and he has successfully worked with our County Supervisors, victim advocacy organizations and our members to improve the safety of neighborhoods in Contra Costa County. “District Attorney Peterson is dedicated to improving neighborhood safety and is committed to programs that keep kids out of gangs and away from drugs”, added Graves.

Recent public safety successes in Contra Costa County include record low murder rates in Richmond and a year without a single murder in San Pablo. “The prosecutors in our office have worked hard with the police agencies in the west end of the county to dramatically reduce crime in that area and we look forward to continuing those very successful efforts” said District Attorney Mark Peterson.

The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Association is made up of 80 prosecutors who represent the People of the State of California during criminal justice proceedings. The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office has consistently had the highest conviction rate in the Bay Area and on a yearly basis its prosecutors try the most cases per attorney in California.

Anon February 4, 2014 at 9:17 AM

He will need all the help he can get after letting that punk kid off with a slap to the wrist for killing that father and daughter on Treat.

Shame on you Mark

CLAYCORD.com February 4, 2014 at 9:23 AM

David Rosen was sentenced to seven years, which was the max. Under state law, he will be released when he’s 21, which means he will have spent more than 3 years behind bars. Mark Peterson did all he could do with that case.

old concord February 4, 2014 at 9:30 AM

We can do better is my prayer .

I believe that a great many people February 4, 2014 at 9:43 AM

in the community believe that David Rosen got away with murder. Seven years is not much time and he’ll not come out of prison a better person. He is right at home in prison.

The David Rosen Case was a perfect reflection on the effectiveness of the law. Not a reflection of the D.A.

Change the laws. But to do that, representative need to change as well.

This state is extremely lenient to criminals, tragedies such as the Rosen case are the perfect example of what leniency does to curtail criminals. Watch Rosen when he gets out. How long will he avoid criminal behavior? I don’t know, we will all have to wait and see.

Dorothy February 4, 2014 at 9:48 AM

I don’t vote for incumbents.

Armydadca February 4, 2014 at 10:05 AM

I vote via the GROIN method.

At least I can say I am doing may part to keep poliTICians from making a career off our backs. But, I am only one person.

Get on board vote GROIN!

gjets February 4, 2014 at 10:09 AM

he has my vote, much better than anyone else in this pouge county can do. that includes everybody.

Better Managers In Office Needed February 4, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Saying, “low rates” & “drastically” would get me fired using those terms in private business. These positions are paid enough that we should expect more, like reduced rates by X%, violent crimes reduced by Y% and implementing a program to increase X by 158 by June 30th.

You can’t manage what you can’t measure. You need to state specifically you plan and it’s impact and then report out measurements along the way.

Do it, or we’ll elect somebody that can.

Cowellian February 4, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Being able to post anonymously is one of the features that has made Claycord so successful. But if you’re running for public office, you might want to follow Edi’s lead and put your own name on your opinions. That will be less confusing for potential voters.

Nick February 4, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Better mangers needed in office, in case you didn’t know x+y dose not = z. The equation is y=mx + b ! B represents the constant.

WC Boy February 4, 2014 at 12:00 PM

If he can win without taking more than $100 in “donated money ie bribes” than good on him…just another stooge that is beholden to big $


Better Managers In Office Needed February 4, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Nick, go ahead and run for office, you have my vote.

Dreamers February 4, 2014 at 12:10 PM

#6, I totally agree with you. Experience means nothing. I think we should hire illegals to fill important positions. We could pay less and change them every month. We can ALL be idiots like Mr GROIN. Think before you open your mouth and let s__t flow out.

Mr mayor is right. Mr Peterson has done the best job possible with the laws he has to work with. For those who think they can do a better job; put your name on the ballot’

Nick February 4, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Don’t be surprized if you see me run in 3 years.

Class of 90 CVHS February 4, 2014 at 1:19 PM

In our day wed use golf balls and unload them at parked cars as we drove around. We thought it was a riot. Now? No sir. Hope these a holes get caught!

Dorothy Englund February 4, 2014 at 1:42 PM

If Mr. Peterson will investigate the Brown Act violations in the Pleasant Hill Mayoral Election, I will continue to support him and vote for him. Otherwise, I will have to rethink my decision.

Tim Rivas February 4, 2014 at 2:12 PM

If you are set on voting ALL incumbents out then why should anyone run for office when no matter how hard they work to make our society better they will only have one chance. So sit back and put your head back on, and come up with something constructive to say.

Anonymous February 4, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Maybe he can explain why he refused the mandated 5% pay cut every other county employee took. Let’s see his posting flunkies explain that.. Watch them ignore this issue.

Also Class of 90seems a little confused.

RANDOM TASK February 4, 2014 at 4:06 PM

wow really please you voted to have criminals get short sentences. Driving a 1-2 ton vehicle is a big boy responsibility. Commit a crime while trying to be a big boy he should have gotten the time. You moan and yet vote to keep the same people in so they can make even more killers get less time. this is your state and you point and shrug…..people are dying for no reason and the people who should be responsible are not …this state has a not responsible for your actions policy

@RANDOM TASK, #20 February 4, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Apparently reading comprehension isn’t your strong suit. The mayor posted that STATE LAW dictates the penalties in cases such as those to which you refer, and I believe a judge is the one who imposes the sentence, not the DA.

iam jus saying tho February 4, 2014 at 5:57 PM

They should of elected o’maley

Walnut Creek Resident February 4, 2014 at 6:15 PM

He is a good man and I will vote for him again!!

Anonymous February 4, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Tell me ,was this a secret vote by the ADAs?

Bruce February 5, 2014 at 12:05 AM

If he was any good, he would find those vandals who punctured our tires last night. In fact I’m going to go around and start telling people to vote for him if they catch those vandals and NOT to vote for him if the police don’t.

Just Asking February 5, 2014 at 7:47 AM

I might support him but I do not know where he stands on Gun Control???

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