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.


Owens expected to run for county DA seat in 2010

Placer County District Attorney Brad Fenocchio is expected to end his 14-year tenure as lead prosecutor in 2010. On Thursday, Fenocchio and Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner will co-host a breakfast in Roseville to introduce their support for Senior Deputy District Attorney Ronald “Scott” Owens as a candidate for District Attorney in 2010.

“We’re very excited,” Owens said Wednesday.

Officials from other Placer County law enforcement organizations are expected to announce their support for Owens at the breakfast Thursday.

Source: Auburn Journal