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Rocky Delgadillo Profiled: 'The Loneliest Guy in City Hall'

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Daily News columnist Rick Orlov yesterday took a look at outgoing City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo's last eight years in office. He notes that despite the accomplishments, the public tenor does not reflect that and it got off to a bad start day one. "When [former Mayor Richard] Riordan left office, former City Attorney James Hahn became mayor and felt he did not need the advice of Delgadillo, then the newly elected city attorney. And when Villaraigosa defeated Hahn, he hired his own attorneys. Ultimately, Delgadillo was never able to immerse himself in the ins and outs of City Hall politics." On May 19th, Los Angeles will vote for a new City Attorney, choosing between 5th District Councilmember Jack Weiss and LA County prosecutor Carmen "Nuch" Trutanich.

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