Friday, July 29, 2005

Rich Llewellyn, Chief Deputy City Attorney

Rich Llewellyn

Rich Llewellyn

This is perhaps the most bittersweet announcement I have made since taking office. Rich Llewellyn, my chief of staff and dear friend, has accepted a position as Chief Deputy to City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo. For the past four years, Rich has led my office. He has helped me cultivate an incomparably talented staff by encouraging their creativity and individuality. Guided by his light touch and strong example, that staff has produced real results for the people of the 13th District.

Rich has been an ideal political advisor and a true friend. Those of you who had the good fortune to work with him on legislative and district projects know firsthand his extraordinary intelligence, wit and compassion. Even though he'll only be across the street from City Hall, he will be deeply missed by all of us, and he only has to look at the state of CD13 today to know that he has accomplished wonderful things.

Rocky is getting an exceptional lawyer in addition to a great human being. Before joining my office, Rich was Special Counsel to former District Attorney Gil Garcetti, my father. Prior to that he served in the office of Supervisor Ed Edelman. He has also served as a litigator in the Department of Justice and at the Los Angeles law firm of Riordan & McKenzie. Rich, best of luck.

P.S. As a resident of Los Feliz, you should direct any personal constituent concerns here.