Mono County District Attorney George Booth announces retirement at end of June

Mono County District Attorney George Booth announced he will retire at the end of June in a letter addressed to the five county supervisors dated April 19.

Booth has served the county as either a Mono County Deputy District Attorney, Assistant District Attorney or District Attorney, for 27 years.

He asked in the letter that the county supervisors appoint Mono County Assistant District Attorney Tim Kendall to fill the remainder of his term, which ends in 2014. He said in the letter that appointing someone to fill the position until an election has been done several times in the past, and is "authorized by government code."

Booth stated in the letter that "It is my desire to devote more time to my young son Alex and to be actively involved in both my place of worship and Rotary International."

Kendall noted in a board of supervisors agenda scheduled to go before the board May 1 that the district attorney's office is seeking permission from the board to authorize filling another deputy district attorney position, in anticipation of the vacancy created at the district attorney's office.