2009 Los Angeles City Attorney election

The 2009 Los Angeles City Attorney election was held on March 3, 2009, to replace then Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, who was unable to run since he had reached his term limit. Leading up to March 3 election, the declared candidates were Michael Richard American, David Berger, Carmen Trutanich, Los Angeles City Council member Jack Weiss, and Noel Weiss.[1]

Since no candidate received a 50% majority of votes, a run-off election was held on 19 May between the top two, Weiss and Trutanich. Trutanich won the run-off election with 55.7% of the votes to become the Los Angeles city attorney.[2]

March 3 election result[edit]

19 May election run-off result[edit]

  • Carmen Trutanich: 131,777 votes, 55.7%
  • Jack Weiss: 104,622 votes, 44.3%


  1. ^ "City Attorney; City of Los Angeles Voter Information". League of Women Voters of California Education Fund. February 2, 2009. Retrieved February 2, 2009.
  2. ^ Reston, Maeve; Zahniser, David (May 20, 2009). "In early returns, Weiss trails Trutanich in city attorney's race". Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ "Campaign Website". Jack Weiss for Los Angeles City Attorney website
  4. ^ "Campaign Website". Carmin Trutanech for City Attorney website