QUALIFICATIONS: Candidate shall be a U.S. Citizen and a registered voter of the County of San Diego at the time nomination papers are issued. (Gov. Code Sec. 24001) A person is not eligible to the office of district attorney unless he/she has been admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the Sate. (Gov. Code Sec. 24002)
HOW ELECTED: Candidate who receives a majority of all votes in the Primary Election is elected. When no candidate is elected, the two candidates who receive the highest number of votes in the primary are the candidates in the November General Election, and the one who receives the higher number of votes in the General Election is elected. In the event there are no more than two candidates for one office, the office shall be voted upon at the Primary Election. (San Diego County Charter Sec. 401.3)
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: The San Diego District Attorney, in partnership with the Community, should be dedicated to the pursuit of truth, justice and protection of the innocent and the prevention of crime through the vigorous and professional prosecution of those who violate the laws of the State of California. Additionally the ideal candidate will keep all “personal objections” to California written law at home or in the ballot box.
ETHICS: Candidate must be held to the highest standard of integrity and personal and professional conduct. And will not allow “personal relationships” to interfere with the prosecution of a crime.
RESPECT: Candidate will treat fellow county employees and all members of the public with dignity and respect, specifically defendants who are found innocent as well as legal medical marijuana patients/caregivers.
ACCOUNTABILITY: Candidate must accept a shared responsibility for ensuring sound fiscal management, operational efficiency and continuous improvement.
SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS: Candidate will show compassion and understanding to the victims of crime and their families.
DIVERSITY: Candidate will be committed to diversity and recognize the significant and valuable contributions to the mission of the office, fellow employees and the community you’ll serve.
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP: Candidate will be an advocate and support the building of strong and viable partnerships with law enforcement, all members of the criminal justice systems and the community you serve for the purpose of achieving the highest level of public safety for the citizens of San Diego County.
COMMUNICATIONS: Candidate will be open and forthright in communications with fellow prosecutors as well as all those with whom you come in contact.
INCUMBENT HISTORY: Bonnie Dumanis is the unchallenged incumbent to this position. Since taking office in 2004 the current DA has alienated the position from the community and is no longer trusted by the courts, sheriffs or local police departments due to repeated poor judgment in allowing “personal opinion” and “personal relationships” to cloud the San Diego County justice system.
More about Dumanis here, including references to wrongdoings.
Interested candidates should use the confidential contact form below to be considered for campaign support.
HOW TO RUN FOR POLITICAL OFFICE:
Candidate support groups may include, but are not limited to;
- San Diego Americans for Safe Access
- National Americans for Safe Access
- So Cal Norml
- National Norml
- Marijuana Policy Project