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Lieberstein: "I Work For The People of Napa County"

Napa County DA Gary Lieberstein stands by integrity of his office.

Napa County District Attorney Gary Lieberstein. file photo
Napa County District Attorney Gary Lieberstein. file photo
Napa County District Attorney Gary Lieberstein on Saturday stood by the integrity and dedication of his office in working to deliver justice for crime victims and pursue effective prosecution of criminals.

Lieberstein, running for re-election this year to a fifth term, made his comments in response to endorsements announced publicly this week by  four Napa area law enforcement unions of one of his challengers, Tom Kensok.

"Our office has worked very closely and cooperatively with law enforcement over the years, and will continue to do so," Lieberstein said. "However, I work for the people of Napa County, not law enforcement, and on rare occasion the interests of justice as determined by my office do not intersect with their interests."

Lieberstein, who made his campaign announcement in December, has the endorsement of more than 85 key elected officials and area leaders.

"As an independent branch of government, it is my obligation to represent all of the community fairly and ethically," he said.  "If the police unions feel differently, it is certainly within their right to support a different candidate for my job.  

"Regardless of their decisions in this election, I will continue working closely with them and exercising my judgment to best represent all citizens of Napa County," he said. 

Lieberstein, Kensok and another challenger, Doug Pharr, are expected to face off in the June primary elections.
Belle (Orchid Lady) January 11, 2014 at 03:17 PM
I wonder if any of the candidates for D.A. (including Mr. Liebersein) would support the Grand Jury's recommendation for a separate Citizens Review Board?
Perfecto Bauer Garcia January 12, 2014 at 03:46 AM
Napa District Attorney Gary Lieberstein is seeking a fifth term! Napa District Attorney Gary Lieberstein and some of his attorneys had threatened prosecution on me and my family with insufficient evidence! It is time for a new District Attorney and his name is Mr. Doug Pharr! I also have a Blog Of Mr. Lieberstein! http://napadistrictattorneygarylieberstein.blogspot.com/ Perfecto Bauer Garcia
Nancye January 12, 2014 at 12:31 PM
Liberstein dose not work for or with the people of Napa County. But against them. He is a political climber and is using Napa to get to a greater career for him self. He is out for one thing. Himself. Doug Pharr is a man truly committed to the people. It's time for a new DA. Liberstein. Has never been for the people. He had been a waste of our time.
Navi January 12, 2014 at 06:00 PM
"...However, I work for the people of Napa County, not law enforcement, and on rare occasion the interests of justice as determined by my office do not intersect with their interests." What exactly does this mean? I thought law enforcement and the D.A. worked hand in hand.

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