Jeffrey S. Rosell


The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed Chief Deputy District Attorney Jeff Rosell to serve as District Attorney for Santa Cruz County.

Jeffrey Rosell, replaces District Attorney Bob Lee, who died in October, 2014.

Jeffrey Rosell has been a prosecutor for over 20 years and has worked in the Santa Cruz County District Attorney's Office since 1994.

He graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 1984. Rosell then earned a law degree from the University of Southern California in 1988.

He became chief deputy of trial operations in Santa Cruz County in January 2009 and has prosecuted jury trials for murder, child molestation, adult sexual assaults and gang crimes, as well as supervising the sexual assault, felony and other units in the office.

The Board of Supervisors called Rosell a widely respected prosecutor and leader who has the support of the Santa Cruz County Bar Association, judiciary, law enforcement and staff of the District Attorney's Office.

"It is important that we are united in our support for the District Attorney's Office and Bob Lee's wishes in nominating Mr. Rosell," wrote Board President Zach Friend and County Supervisor Bruce McPherson, in letter to the other board members.

The appointment will last until the next general election in 2016. A two-year term will be placed on the ballot. Candidates will run for the full four-year term in 2018. 




"To promote and ensure public safety through ethical and just prosecution"

Thank you for visiting our website. The District Attorney represents the People of the State of California in all criminal prosecutions in Santa Cruz County. The Office is responsible for filing criminal charges, appearing in court in all felony and misdemeanor cases, and representing the People in all trials and sentencing proceedings in the Superior Court of Santa Cruz.



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