Dad’s in Prison, Mom Was on Parole. Their Son Is Now Running for D.A.

  • May 24, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — Standing in front of a group of potential donors in a well-appointed home, Chesa Boudin began a stump speech that would perhaps only fly in what was once the epicenter of the counterculture.

“I was in diapers when my parents left me with the babysitter to participate in an armored car robbery,” he said. “They never came home.”

Mr. Boudin, 38, is campaigning for an unlikely role for someone whose parents, operatives in the 1960s radical left-wing group the Weather Underground, went to prison for their roles as getaway drivers in a botched stickup that left three men — including two police officers — dead.

He wants to be the district attorney.