Eric J. Perrodin
Eric J. Perrodin
|Mayor of Compton, California|
2001 – July 2, 2013
|Preceded by||Omar Bradley|
|Succeeded by||Aja Brown|
|Born||February 26, 1959|
Los Angeles County, California
|Alma mater||California State University, Dominguez Hills|
|Occupation||Deputy District Attorney, police officer|
Perrodin grew up in Compton, California. Soon after graduation from California State University, Dominguez Hills, he began working for the Compton Police Department. While serving as a police officer, he pursued a law degree at Loyola Law School. After 12 years with the department, Perrodin left to become a Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County.
Perrodin was investigated in 2007 by the California State Bar for threatening to violate a local newspaper's First Amendment rights after the paper printed an investigative report relative to a contract granted to one of Perrodin's associates. Following the report, Perrodin threatened to yank the city's advertising contract with the paper A Times review of city records shows Perrodin was absent from city board and commission meetings nearly two-thirds of the time between July 2009 and July 2010.
On June 4, 2013, Perrodin was defeated in Compton's municipal election by political newcomer Aja Brown. Brown went on to become the second female mayor (after Doris A. Davis) and the youngest mayor (at the age of 31) ever elected in Compton.
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- Sewell, Abby (September 9, 2010). "Compton council fires city manager". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
Charles Evans is the second top administrator to be fired in three years. Mayor Eric Perrodin says the top priority for a new city manager will be to reestablish a local police department in Compton.