SAN BERNARDINO >> John Thomas, a 17-yr senior prosecutor with the San Bernardino County District Lawyer’s Workplace, introduced Monday morning that he’s throwing his hat into the ring for the 2018 DA race.
“The present elected district lawyer is an absentee district lawyer and profession politician,” Thomas stated in a written assertion. “Mike Ramos is extra involved about his personal political agenda and profession than the job the voters of this county elected him to carry out. The time for change is right here and now.”
Ramos has served because the county’s prime prosecutor for the previous 15 years.
Ramos’ workplace had not commented on the announcement as of 6:forty five a.m. Monday.
Thomas, a Notre Dame Regulation Faculty graduate, helped create a countywide Chilly Case Murder Unit together with his workplace, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Division and different county regulation enforcement businesses in 2008. Whereas with the Chilly Case Unit, Thomas prosecuted 50 defendants for chilly case homicides.
Deputy District Lawyer Michael Risley, who served as Ramos’ assistant district lawyer over Legal Operations from 2003 to 2007, is a part of Thomas’ group and in a press release stated, “In these months main as much as the first election, we might be getting ready a case to current to the voters on why the present elected district lawyer should go.”
Thomas additionally has the backing of Supervising Deputy District Lawyer Steve Sinfield, and Main Crimes prosecutor/Deputy District Lawyer Kent Williams.
Ramos was re-elected to the workplace of district lawyer and sworn in for a fourth time period in January 2015. A Redlands native, he earned a bachelor’s diploma in sociology from the College of California in Riverside in 1980 and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Citrus Belt Regulation Faculty in Riverside in 1988.