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MCBA Members Luncheon

District Attorney Candidates Forum

A.J. Brady
Lori Frugoli
Anna Pletcher

District Attorney Candidates Forum: 2018 Marin County District Attorney Election

An opportunity to learn about the candidates running for Marin County District Attorney.

Marin County District Attorney Edward Berberian will not seek reelection in 2018, setting up a race for district attorney. Coined the “hottest Marin race” by Dick Spotswood with the Marin IJ, A.J. Brady, Lori Frugoli, and Anna Pletcher are running for the office. Hear directly from the candidates about why they are qualified and what each will bring to the position in our informative MCBA format.

Thomas S. Brown | Foley & Lardner, LLP
Thomas M. McInerney | Ogletree Deakins

Buffet lunch included with registration


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Date and Location

Wednesday | April 25, 2018

Four Points Sheraton
1010 Northgate Dr
San Rafael, CA 94903

Speaker Information

A.J. Brady

A.J. Brady is a Bay Area native raised in San Francisco and San Rafael. He attended Saint Ignatius College Preparatory high school and earned his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. As a career Deputy District Attorney for the County of Marin, he has prosecuted all types of criminal matters, including DUI, domestic violence, and murder cases. To improve public safety and reduce recidivism, A.J. has worked to create a housing-in-lieu-of-incarceration program for chronically homeless alcoholics; increased use of alternate sentencing for veterans; and piloted a new diversionary program using Restorative Justice to help bring relief to victims. A.J. serves as an elected Trustee for the Reed Union School District and Vice President of the Marin County School Board Association. A.J. is proud to be endorsed by the Marin County Prosecutors Association, the National Asian Pacific Islander Prosecutors Association, State Assemblyman David Chiu, Supervisor Katie Rice, former Supervisor Steve Kinsey, and many locally elected council members and school board trustees. A.J. lives in Corte Madera with his wife and two daughters.

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Lori Frugoli

Lori Frugoli's commitment to public service through public safety began early. She is the daughter of hardworking, lifelong Democrats who raised their family in Marinwood. Lori was first inspired to keep Marin safe when she participated in a Terra Linda High School Ride-a-Long program with the Richmond Police Department. After graduating, she became a Police Cadet with the San Rafael Police Department and was one of the first women to volunteer as a Reserve Police Officer for the City of San Rafael. Lori broke the glass ceiling by becoming the first woman on the Downtown Walking beat in the Santa Rosa Police Department. In 1982, a committee of Police chiefs awarded Lori the Peace Officer of the Year Award for Meritorious Service Above and Beyond the Call of Duty. Throughout her 27-year career as a Deputy District Attorney, Lori has represented Marin in thousands of cases and over 100 jury trials. In 1997, she received the Marin County District Attorney's Pride Award for "Outstanding Professionalism and Dedication to the Office." Lori has earned a well-deserved reputation in the community for treating people with respect and professionalism. She has received compliments from victims, defendants, their families, and witnesses. Lori is a lifelong Democrat who lives in Novato with her husband Gary, whom she met when they both served with the San Rafael Police Department.

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Anna Pletcher

Anna Pletcher has a decade of experience as a federal prosecutor, specializing in white collar crime, and is proud to have served as Assistant Chief of the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division’s San Francisco Office. A graduate of Yale and Berkeley Law, Anna has also taught at Berkeley and Hastings law schools. Anna clerked for Judge Douglas P. Woodlock on United States District Court, District of Massachusetts. Prior to law school, Anna was an investment banking analyst at JP Morgan Chase. Anna is a tireless advocate for women and children, having served as Chair of the Marin Women's Commission and on the Boards of the Marin Coalition to End Human Trafficking, the Marin County Bar Association, and the Tamalpais Unified School District Wellness Advisory Board. Anna volunteers as a judge for Youth Court, a restorative justice program for youth, and she started a program to teach the Constitution to local students. Anna lives in Mill Valley with her husband of twenty years and their three children, ages 18, 14, and 10.

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