Hestrin Heading for 3rd term as Riverside County’s Top Prosecutor

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Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin, pictured here at the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 Legislative Summit, is bound for a third term as the county’s top prosecutor. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin appears bound for a third term as the county’s top prosecutor, with preliminary ballot totals putting him over the mark needed to avoid a November runoff.Hestrin, with 53.2% of the vote as of press time, finished well ahead of Superior Court Judge Burke Strunsky (23.28%) and attorney Lara Gressley (23.48%) in the Tuesday, June 7, primary election. With only approximately 136,000 vote-by-mail and 2,000 provisional ballots still left to be processed, it would take a dramatic change in results for Hestrin to lose his spot as the county’s top prosecutor.Hestrin was first elected in June 2014, after defeating former district attorney and former judge Paul Zellberbach.Gressley, a criminal defense and appellate lawyer based in Temec
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