Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas will be the guest spaker at the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast and Mixer slated for Friday, October 4th at 7:30 a.m., at Mr. B’s Restaurant, at 11272 Los Alamitos Blvd, in Los Alamitos.
Please RSVP to the Chamber by Thursday, October 3rd. The Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce is at 562-598-6659 and firstname.lastname@example.org. $20 Members and $25 Non-Members.
Tony Rackauckas earned his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 1971. He has served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and as a social worker in the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services. In 1972, Tony joined the Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA). Over the next 15 years as a deputy district attorney, he conducted over 40 homicide cases and wellover 100 felony trials including rape, robbery, arson, assault, burglary, fraud, narcotics, and child molestation. Tony was appointed as a Municipal Court Judge in 1990 by Governor George Deukmejian. Three years later, Governor Pete Wilson appointed Tony to the Superior Court, and he was named Presiding Judge of its Appellate Department in 1996. In June 1998, Tony ran for District Attorney and was overwhelmingly elected to the post by the citizens of Orange County. He won the election by 23 percentage points over his opponent, becoming the first person from outside the OCDA to be elected District Attorney in more than 40 years.
He was re-elected in March 2002 by 22 percentage points. In June 2006 and 2010, Tony was re-elected to his third and fourth terms with 100 percent of the vote, running unopposed.