Wednesday, February 24, 2010
A winning strategy...?
From Gallegos' site
With excitement and a measure of pride, I announce my campaign for re-election to the office of the Humboldt County District Attorney. I have served in this position effectively and faithfully for eight years, and see continued improvements ahead for our community in the next four years.
To give you an idea of the changes I have brought to the District Attorney’s Office:
In 2002, the case records were kept on 3x5 index cards! Despite drastic budget cuts, we now employ 21st century technology, enabling us to more successfully access the information needed to extend justice to the victims of violent and white collar crimesalike.
We took on Charles Hurwitz for fraudulently acquiring permits to overcut Pacific Lumber lands. Though PL was deeply rooted in the area, his illegal activities demanded action. Despite aggressive scare tactics, we succeeded in putting an end to Hurwitz’ local corruption.
In 2003, my office reopened and prosecuted the murder of Nathan Dannemiller. With the cooperation of Eureka police, we successfully solved the case, putting his murderers in prison for life.
We actively pursue cases long thought cold. Eighteen years after the murder of Blue Lake teenager Curtis Huntzinger, I put our investigators and deputies on the case. Within a few months, we obtained a full confession by the murderer and now the victim’s family can finally find some peace.
Last year we embarked on a landmark case against Skilled Healthcare Group that will bring justice to more than 32,000 elderly nursing home patients throughout California. I initiated the class action law suit against more than twenty nursing homes who have chosen profits over a natural instinct to protect human life. The victims will receive compensation for the wrong done them and Humboldt County will be rewarded sizeable legal fees.
My preference is to “lead from the front” and I have no fear to personally prosecute difficult cases. And by insisting on fairness and accuracy in the office and courtroom, we continually hone our professional ethics and competency. Though this is an ever-present goal, positive feedback from members of the local law community show me we are on the right track. We are committed to justice, not vengeance.
As a proven and substantial asset to the people of Humboldt County, I hope my experience will inspire you to publicly endorse this re-election campaign. 2010 is a year that will see many challenges. Together we can meet those challenges and continue to improve the lives of Humboldt County residents into the next decade.
Riddled with doublespeak and spin... how many do you count?