Dow appoints Lee Cunningham assistant district attorney
October 27, 2014
Longtime prosecutor Lee Cunningham will be the new second in command at the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office, after receiving the appointment over the weekend. [Tribune]
District Attorney-elect Dan Dow, who is scheduled to take over the office on Nov. 6, appointed Cunningham to the post. Cunningham has worked for the district attorney’s office since 1985 and has conducted several murder trials that ended in convictions.
“As we implement changes to make our county a safer place to live, work and raise a family, I’m confident that Lee’s background in both the legal and law enforcement fields, experience in the courtroom and exemplary reputation make him the most qualified member of our office to serve in this capacity,” Dow stated in a news release.
Prior to joining the district attorney’s office, Cunningham worked a brief stint as a corrections officer at the California Men’s Colony and served on the San Luis Obispo police force. He enrolled in law school during his time with the police department.
Cunningham was one of numerous deputy district attorneys to endorse Dow during his campaign for the job of top prosecutor.