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Gil Garcetti (2002 - Present)

     Commission President Gil Garcetti formerly served 32 years in the Los Angeles District Attorneys Office, including eight years as the elected District Attorney managing the largest local prosecutorial office in the United States. During his tenure, he championed new and innovative policy and preventative programs focusing on domestic violence, sex crimes, child physical abuse, hate crimes, stalking, elder abuse, juvenile crime and chronic truancy.

     Since leaving that office in 2000, he has completed a book of photographs and text about the ironworkers building the new concert hall in Los Angeles and has been developing a foundation to help Latino and African-American students complete their high school education.

     In the fall of 2002, he served as a Fellow at the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Mr. Garcetti received a degree in Management from the University of Southern California and a Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles.

     He was nominated to the Commission by City Council President Alex Padilla for a five-year term ending June 30, 2007.


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