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For Three Decades, Todd Spitzer has Fought to Keep Orange County Safe

Ensured Orange County is one of the safest places in America to live, work and raise a family, even as crime has skyrocketed around the state and country.

According to the 2021-2022 Orange County Community Indicators report, Orange County’s crime index is significantly lower than comparable communities and the national average, including Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Instituted directive to charge fentanyl dealers who cause senseless death with murder.

Secured long overdue funding to help end Orange County’s rape kit backlog.

Fought to protect the DNA Collection Program, which reduces the likelihood of recidivism by 43%, prevents future crimes, and helps put sex offenders, kidnappers, and residential burglars behind bars.

Promoted youth prevention, after school, and gang reduction programs (GRIP) to stop crime from happening in the first place.

Consistently fought to ensure justice by raising objections to unreasonably light sentences for heinous crimes.

Created the Crimes Against Peace Officers Unit, Hate Crimes Unit, Mental Health Unit, and other specific units within the District Attorney’s Office to review conviction integrity, reduce recidivism, and address underlying mental health issues.

Vigorously and consistently defended victims’ rights.

Joint-authored Megan’s Law, chaired the campaign for Marsy’s Law, and led campaigns for Jessica’s Law and Prop 69, which requires DNA collection from all felons.

Fought for accountability and transparency with the Huntington Beach oil spill.

Upheld the Constitution when due process was violated.  

Helped secure the final location of Orange County’s veterans cemetery.



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