Where do you live?
San Diego
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  • San Diego
What do you care about?
Death Penalty
  • All Issue Areas
  • Advancing Youth Justice
  • Combatting Racial and Other Disparities
  • Death Penalty
  • Ending Excessive Sentences and Promoting Second Chances
  • Ending Over-criminalization and Mass incarceration
  • Ending the Use of Money Bail
  • Ensuring Accessibility Transparency Integrity and Accountability
  • Protecting Immigrant Communities
  • Protecting Workers and Consumers
  • Standing Up to Police Misconduct
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DA Candidates

Will you pledge to never seek the death penalty, including in any cases sent back to your office after a court has reversed a death sentence in light of Governor Newsom’s moratorium on executions?

Will you publicly support efforts to abolish the death penalty? Please select “Yes” or “No” and provide an explanation.

Will you reexamine previously-imposed death sentences within your county, particularly when there is substantial evidence that the individual suffers from an intellectual disability or serious mental illness, was under the age of 25 at the time of the offense, or experienced extensive childhood trauma?

Will you pledge to never seek Life Without the Possibility of Parole (otherwise known as death by incarceration) sentences?

This site is a resource to help us understand the district attorney candidates' stances on key criminal justice issues. We sent every DA candidate a set of questions about their platform. Their responses, or lack thereof, can help us be more informed voters on November 8, 2022.

Why it matters

District Attorneys (DAs) have tremendous power to impact the lives of millions of people, their families, and entire communities. If someone is accused of a crime, it is the DA–not the police–who has the sole power to decide if criminal charges are filed and the severity of those charges. They alone decide who is deserving of a jail or prison sentence and who will instead be routed into a diversion program to help rebuild their life, or have charges dismissed.

In California, we have 58 elected DAs each representing one of our 58 counties. Our job is to elect a DA who is committed to seeking justice in criminal cases, working to prevent crime, and serving as a leader in the diverse communities they represent.

Learn more at MeetYourDA.org

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“Yes” or “No” Questions
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This website features candidate responses to the California District Attorney Candidate Questionnaire, an effort of the ACLU of California. Candidates from the Los Angeles and San Francisco District Attorney Race will not be featured on this site.