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John has been a prosecutor for 17 years. He's dealt with career criminals, murderers, robbers, gangsters - you name the type of crime, and John has probably prosecuted it.

As a secondary duty for many years, John specialized in vehicular manslaughters. He has kept the many thank-you cards from the victim's families in these difficult cases. 

When he'd been here for a little over three years, he was assigned the case of Doug Porter, a pastor who had killed a farmer friend in a staged car crash. 

Initially assigned as the second chair, he was soon the sole prosecutor on the case. Over the next two years, he ran the investigation and did the financial analysis of thousands of pages of records. He also checked the conclusions of the collision reconstruction reports.

Eventually, Porter was tried for murder and other charges. He was convicted of murder, attempted murder (for a separate attempt on the farmer's life) and theft from an elder after a three-month jury trial. 

John has tried multiple murder cases since then. If elected, John will still try cases, unlike his predecessor. He is much more a prosecutor than a politician.

John is supported by 20 current and former prosecutors, the Deputy Sheriff's Association, the Stanislaus Sworn Deputies Association, the Central Labor Council, and countless others. 

The question is: Why is there such internal support for John when District Attorney Fladager controls the office, the assignments, and the promotions? The reason is that people trust John to do the right thing, and they care deeply about the integrity of the office.

Before he was a prosecutor, John was a newspaper reporter in Los Angeles for the Newhall Signal and Los Angeles Daily News. He covered crime and courts and enjoyed his relationship with prosecutors, judges, and (sometimes) defense attorneys so much, he decided to become a prosecutor. 

John is an excellent bridge player and follows baseball closely. He is an A's fan, and though they were knocked out of the playoffs by the Yankees, they had a great, exciting 2018 season.

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Mayne for District Attorney 2018
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