Assistant DA Tim Covello to run for district attorney
December 11, 2013
San Luis Obispo County prosecutor Tim Covello is running for the office of district attorney.
Covello has prosecuted several high profile cases since joining the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office in 1993, including the Dystiny Myers murder case earlier this year. He served as the lead prosecutor in the Myers case, which ended in murder convictions of all five defendants.
“My commitment to the people of San Luis Obispo County is demonstrated by a 20-year record of innovation and creative approaches to public safety,” Covello states on his campaign website.
Covello currently holds the position of assistant district attorney, which is second in command to the district attorney. He previously served as a trial deputy district attorney, felony trial team leader and chief deputy district attorney.
He holds a law degree from the University of Wisconsin and has also represented large corporations and banks in civil litigation.
Covello is the second candidate to announce his campaign for the district attorney’s seat. Deputy District Attorney Dan Dow announced his intention to run shortly after District Attorney Jerry Shea said he would not seek reelection.
The primary election for the seat will occur in June 2014.