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InlandPolitics: Statement of decision regarding District Attorney 2010

Dennis L. Stout

Today I am announcing my decision not to seek the Office of District Attorney of San Bernardino County.

From a very early age all I dreamed about was being a public prosecutor.  After 17 years as a Deputy District Attorney, I realized my ultimate dream in 1994 when I was elected District Attorney.  I ran unopposed in 1998 and was reelected to a second term. During those eight years we accomplished a complete rebuild of the office from the ground up. We implemented over 50 new programs.

We positioned the office so that it could become the best prosecutorial agency in the state.

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InlandPolitics: Interesting Observation

San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office Public Integrity Unit Policies

The below policies were copied from the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office official website.  Pay particular attention to the fifth bulleted paragraph.  Although form FPPC 700 violations (economic interests) are not specifically mentioned, they are under the jurisdiction of the Fair Political Practices Commission just like the campaign disclosure violations.  Generically they both involve public disclosure of information deemed critical to an informed public.

Logically they both would be handled in an identical manner.

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InlandPolitics Commentary: The Future

Dennis Stout

By Dennis L. Stout
December 2, 2009

There is a real opportunity now for the County of San Bernardino  to get a fresh start.

In some cases maybe new faces are in order.  In many other cases, it is just a matter of asking people to move in a new direction.  The County has a number of outstanding people on it’s roster.  I hope that with a change in the County Administrative Officer (CAO) position a new leader can reshape the management team.  There are certainly some people who are not suited for a move in a new direction.

They should seek employment elsewhere.

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