This year’s race for Los Angeles District attorney is in the history books in more ways than one. On Tuesday night, Jackie Lacey became first woman and African American to ever hold the office.

“When you look at my resume and what I’ve accomplished and the experience I had that was relevant to running that office, I had those things. And what the voters of L.A. County said was that the fact that I am a woman, the fact that I’m African American has no bearing on it.”

Lacey, a registered Democrat, had endorsements from California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as well as the current Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley, who is retiring after three terms

Lacey won 55 percent of the votes. Running against her was veteran prosecutor Alan Jackson.

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