A candidate like Deputy District Attorney Jackie Lacey with credentials that include more than 25 years of experience in the District Attorney’s Office, 10 years as second in command of the office, and an endorsement from a well liked outgoing district attorney, would make an intimidatingly formidable candidate. But with Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen “Nuch” Trutanich’s million dollar war chest and an endorsement list that looks like Democratic Who’s Who list, the race looks more like a fight between David and Goliath.
Deputy District Attorney, Robert “Bobby” Grace, is a quiet-spoken man with loud ideas about how justice should work. Originally from San Bernardino, he graduated from the University of California Los Angeles after serving a stint as student body president from 1982 to 1983. He went on to Loyola Law School and did his externship at the County District Attorney’s Office, where he has worked ever since.