San Luis Obispo County's DA decides to move up retirement date

Sep 25, 2014

San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Gerald Shea announced Wednesday that he's moving up the date of his retirement.

He's asked the Board of Supervisors to appoint District Attorney-Elect Dan Dow to the position on November 7.  The move would cut short Shea's date of departure by two months.

Dow won a contentious election this past June against former San Luis Obispo County Assistant District Attorney Tim Covello.

Covello later accepted a position with the Santa Barbara County's DA's office. Shea had been backing Covello in that election.