The Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorneys Association last night endorsed Dan O’Malley to replace retiring District Attorney Bob Kochly, said group spokesman Barry Grove:
The Deputy DA’s Association is pleased to announce its endorsement of Judge Dan O’Malley for Distirict Attorney. We believe Judge O’Malley to be, by far, the best qualified of any candidate and fully support his election to lead us in the fight against crime in Contra Costa County. Therefore, once again, the Deputy DA’s Association endorses Judge Dan O’Malley for District Attorney.
Other declared district attorney candidates including Concord Councilman and Deputy District Attorney Mark Peterson and Danville attorney Elle Falahat.
Endorsements are rarely newsworthy. Most are predictable. But in professional occupation offices such as the district attorney or sheriff, support from within the department signals to the public which of the candidates has the most confidence of the employees from within the agency that he the endorsement from the agency they may one day manage.