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Alameda D.A. Announces She Won’t Run For Re-Election In 2022

Alameda County Court House
Jimmie Emerson
Rene C. Davidson Courthouse in Alameda County.

Alameda County’s District Attorney has announced that she will not run for re-election in 2022.

Nancy O’Malley was the first woman elected District Attorney of Alameda County. She’s held that position for the last decade. During her tenure she championed anti-trafficking initiatives and expanded victim’s services for women and children.

But she has not taken much action in cases where police kill civilians. During her 12 years as DA, she’s charged one police officer with a criminal offense. In January, she chose not to file charges against a former BART officer who played a role in the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant in 2009. In a statement explaining the decision she said, "Cases must be decided on the facts and the law. So undue influence, favoritism, prejudice, pressure or bias can never be part of the decision making process."

Nancy O’Malley’s current term as Alameda County District Attorney ends in 2023.

Annelise was born and raised in the East Bay and has a background in oral history and urban studies. For the last four and half years, she's worked as a criminal defense investigator at a public defenders office in the Bronx, New York and at an appellate defenders office in the Bay Area. As an investigator, she frequently interviews people involved in different parts of the criminal punishment system. Through her work, she has become passionate about the power of personal narratives and compelling stories to increase cross-cultural understanding and initate change.