Placer County district attorney plans to retire in 2010

Brad Fenocchio, Placer County’s district attorney for the past 14 years, announced today he is retiring and will not seek re-election when his term ends in 2010.

Fenocchio, 60, said he will endorse the office’s acting assistant district attorney, Scott Owens, as his successor.

The district attorney made the announcement at a breakfast meeting at a Roseville restaurant to introduce Owens to political, law enforcement and community leaders.

Owens is an 18-year veteran prosecutor in the Placer office and also doubles as the public information officer. He worked for the Placer County Probation Office for seven years before joining the District Attorney’s Office.

He was the office’s “prosecutor of the year” in 1998.

Doug Van Breemen, vice president of the Placer County Deputy District Attorneys Association, said members unanimously supported Owens when the group met a year ago to discuss a possible successor to Fenocchio.

“Scott has a deep, deep commitment to public safety,” Van Breemen told the breakfast audience.


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