DA Morse elected to board of state DA association

Merced County District Attorney Larry D. Morse II was elected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the California District Attorneys Association at their June conference.

Morse, 54, has served as District Attorney since July of 2006. He has worked in the District Attorney's office since 1993 as a deputy district attorney and chief deputy.

The California District Attorneys Association has been in existence for over 90 years. Originally composed of county counsels and district attorneys from California's 58 counties, it was incorporated in 1974 to serve the needs and to promote the interests of California's prosecutors. Today, CDAA has more than 2,500 members, and its Sacramento headquarters is supported by a full-time staff of attorneys, training consultants, publications experts and support staff.

Morse also serves as co-chair of CDAA's Legislation Committee which reviews bills, lobbies the California Legislature and provides technical assistance to the Legislature's policy committees. Prior to joining the District Attorney's office Morse served as Legislative Director to the late state senator Milton Marks (D-San Francisco). He began his career as a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper in Little Rock, Ark.