2019 San Francisco District Attorney Candidates | KALW

2019 San Francisco District Attorney Candidates

Progressive Lawyer Boudin Wins San Francisco's DA Race

Nov 11, 2019
Scott Strazzante / San Francisco Chronicle via AP

Chesa Boudin, the son of anti-war radicals sent to prison for murder when he was a toddler, has won San Francisco's tightly contested race for district attorney after campaigning to reform the criminal justice system.

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Nancy Tung is a longtime prosecutor running to be San Francisco’s next district attorney. She says San Francisco prosecutors need a leader who can make hard choices that aren’t necessarily politically popular. 

Courtesy of Suzy Loftus

The race for San Francisco’s District Attorney is proving to be one of the city’s most surprising races in recent memory. A few days before early voting opened this week, Mayor Breed appointed Suzy Loftus as interim DA.

Holly J. McDede / KALW

Chesa Boudin is running to be San Francisco’s next District Attorney. Both of his parents were arrested when he was just fourteen months old. That began a lifetime of involvement in the justice system — first as a young person visiting his parents in prison, then as a public defender and advocate for reform. 

Holly J. McDede / KALW

Early voters in the San Francisco headed to the polls today. They’ll have the chance to choose the city’s next district attorney.