Anthony Skeens, The Triplicate

Lawyer lost to Alexander by 196 votes four years ago

Robert Drossel will again campaign for Del Norte County district attorney, a position that eluded him by 196 votes in 2010.

Drossel announced his intention to run for the office.

"I'm excited about this new race; I came so close last time" said Drossel. "I still have the desire, motivation and fire in my gut to do an effective job in the District Attorney's Office. I feel I can provide the leadership that's needed to get the job done for the citizens of this community."

Drossel, who lost to now-suspended District Attorney Jon Alexander, has also applied for the interim DA position, for which county supervisors are expected to conduct interviews soon.

After the 2010 election, Drossel picked up a public defender contract that he worked for 14 months. He said he has since been doing pro-bono civil work.

"I'm semi-retired because I've wanted to not create any more conflicts ... should I become DA," he said.

Before passing the California State Bar, Drossel served as anofficer for the Azusa and Pacifica police departments. He then spent 10 years as an investigator for the District Attorney's Office in Kings County.

He also was a supervising deputy district attorney on the narcotics task force for Butte County. He served as an assistant district attorney in El Dorado County.

Drossel was Del Norte's district attorney from 1999 to 2002.

"I have some plans and good ideas that will definitely help the District Attorney's Office and law enforcement work together to get the job done in a team-building fashion," said Drossel.

He is the only announced candidate for the position so far.

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