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Elan Firpo announces candidacy for District Attorney

EUREKA- Eureka resident, Elan Firpo formally announced her candidacy for Humboldt County District Attorney on Thursday at Vance Hotel in Eureka.

Firpo works as a Senior Felony Prosecutor for the District Attorney's Office and has both private industry executive and government service experience. Firpo said her focus as DA would be on public safety.

In her speech, Firpo said she wants to end the polarization within the Distinct Attorney's Office by including the community and partner with other law enforcement agencies. She said she will restructure the department to deal with realignment in the community and 'close the revolving door' on repeat offenders.

Previously, Firpo had a 13 year career in design engineering and project administration. She said her leadership skills will help her manage and lead the department.

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