Public Defender Chesa Boudin Joins District Attorney Race

Former Police Commission President Suzy Loftus now has a serious competitor in the race for San Francisco district attorney. Deputy Public Defender Chesa Boudin filed papers at the Department of Elections today, kicking off what is sure to be a heated, issue-driven sprint toward the November 2019 election.

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Deputy public defender jumps into race for SF district attorney

Most candidates to become San Francisco’s next top prosecutor are lining up to the right of outgoing District Attorney George Gascon, but not one contender who jumped into the race Tuesday.

Deputy Public Defender Chesa Boudin, who helped lead efforts to reform the cash bail system in California last year, became the first candidate with the support of the progressive establishment to enter the race Tuesday.

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