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Los Angeles County District Attorney
Election Results

1944-2024

INCUMBENT CANDIDATES ARE NOTED WITH AN ASTERISK (*).

March 2024 Primary Election

Final results

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
George Gascón* 370,654 25.2%
Nathan Hochman 234,509 15.9%
Jonatan Hatami 194,755 13.2%
Debra Archuleta 125,306 8.5%
Jeff Chermerinsky 116,064 7.9%
Maria Ramirez 105,088 7.1%
John McKinney 87,903 6.0%
Eric Siddall 82,993 5.6%
David S. Milton 63,044 4.3%
Craig J. Mitchell 44,326 3.0%
Lloyd "Bobcat" Masson 29,306 2.0%
Dan Kapelovitz 17,622 1.2%

November 2020 General Election (Runoff)

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
George Gascón 2,002,865 53.5%
Jackie Lacey* 1,738,617 46.5%

March 2020 Primary Election (No Majority Winner - Runoff Required)

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Jackie Lacey* 869,127 48.7%
George Gascón 504,088 28.2%
Rachel A. Rossi 413,231 23.1%

June 2016 Primary Election

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Jackie Lacey* 1,311,161 100.0%

November 2012 General Election (Run-Off)

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Jackie Lacey 1,157,118 54.9%
Alan Jackson 950,165 45.1%

June 2012 Primary Election (No Majority Winner - Runoff Required)

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Jackie Lacey 255,831 31.8%
Alan Jackson 190,792 23.7%
Carmen Trutanich 179,095 22.3%
Danette E Meyers 108,271 13.5%
Bobby Grace 42,009 5.2%
John L Breault III 27,695 3.5%

February 2008 Primary Election

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Steve Cooley* 400,155 64.9%
Albert Robles 120,924 19.6%
Steve Ipsen 95,842 15.5%

March 2004 Primary Election

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Steve Cooley* 533,727 59.3%
Nick Pacheco 135,508 15.1%
Denise B Moehlman 81,094 9.0%
Tom Higgins 63,556 7.1%
Roger Carrick 60,957 6.8%
Anthony G Patchett 25,713 2.3%

November 2000 General Election (Runoff)

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Steve Cooley 1,348,005 63.7%
Gil Garcetti* 768,611 36.3%

March 2000 Primary Election (No Majority Winner - Runoff Required)

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Steve Cooley 573,236 38.3%
Gil Garcetti* 558,066 37.3%
Barry Groveman 364,902 24.4%

November 1996 General Election (Runoff)

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Gil Garcetti* 1,124,631 50.1%
John F. Lynch 1,119,865 49.9%

March 1996 Primary Election (No Majority Winner - Runoff Required)

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Gil Garcetti* 436,240 37.4%
John F. Lynch 251,590 21.5%
Malcolm Jordan 196,488 16.8%
Harold Greenberg 172,591 14.8%
Sterling E. Norris 83,220 7.1%
Steve S. Zand 27,595 2.4%

November 1992 General Election (Runoff)

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Gil Garcetti 2,061,216 81.6%
Ira Reiner* 463,247 18.4%

June 1992 Primary Election (No Majority Winner - Runoff Required)

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Gil Garcetti 488,985 34.0%
Ira Reiner* 367,984 25.6%
Robert K. Tanenbaun 272,841 19.0%
Sterling E. Norris 198,125 13.8%
Howard Johnson 109,742 7.6%

June 1988 Primary Election

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Ira Reiner* 923,000 68.4%
Lea P. D'agostino 178,153 13.2%
Alfred A. Calabro 160,693 11.9%
Iver Bye 87,905 6.5%

June 1984 Primary Election

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Ira Reiner 768,001 52.3%
Robert Philibosian 610,360 41.6%
Hyatt E. Selighan 88,999 6.1%

June 1980 Primary Election

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
John Van De Kamp* 1,042,678 63.8%
Sid Trapp 592,888 36.2%

June 1976 Primary Election

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
John K. Van De Kamp** 930,567 51.8%
Vincent Bugliosi 646,444 36.0%
Joseph A. "Joe" Howard 78,721 4.4%
Mildred M. Frledenberg 70,811 3.9%
Christopher W. Smith 42,948 2.4%
George V. Denny 27,262 1.5%

** John Van De Kamp had been appointed to be District Attorney in 1975, after the death in office of District Attorney Joseph Busch that year.

November 1972 General Election (Runoff)

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Joseph Busch 1,381,732 50.2%
Vincent Bugliosi 1,369,616 49.8%

June 1972 Primary Election (No Majority Winner - Runoff Required)

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Joseph Busch 924,548 46.9%
Vincentt. Bugliosi 772,872 39.2%
Marge Buckley 150,599 7.6%
Christopher W. Smith 125,006 6.3%

June 1968 Primary Election

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Evelle J. Younger* 1,431,679 77.5%
Michael (Mike) Hannon 416,533 22.5%

November 1964 General Election (Runoff)

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Evelle J. Younger 1,374,123 57.6%
Manley J. Bowler 1,012,353 42.4%
Other Candidates 169 0.0%

June 1964 Primary Election (No Majority Winner - Runoff Required)

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Evelle J. Younger 757,931 47.1%
Manley J. Bowler 525,360 32.6%
Vincent S. Dalsimer 325,677 20.2%
Other Candidates 142 0.0%

June 1960 Primary Election

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
William B. McKesson* 785,164 64.7%
Adolph Alexander 429,167 35.3%
Other Candidates 97 0.0%

June 1958 Primary Election
(Unexpired Term)

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
William B. McKesson 993,078 99.9%
Other Candidates 722 0.1%

June 1956 Primary Election

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
S. Ernest Roll* 796,404 99.3%
Other Candidates 5,388 0.7%

June 1952 Primary Election

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
S. Ernest Roll 762,174 69.6%
Claude A. Watson 332,173 30.4%
Other Candidates 53 0.0%

June 1948 Primary Election

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
William E. Simpson 653,096 99.9%
Other Candidates 332 0.1%

June 1944 Primary Election

Candidate Votes Percent of Vote
Fred N. Howser 354,056 50.5%
Wallace L. Ware 177,287 25.3%
Henry I. Dockweiler 169,149 24.1%
Other Candidates 46 0.0%

* Incumbent candidate

Source: Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk