SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan introduced Monday that she is going to search re-election.
According to her campaign, Stephan has raised round $240,000 within the first few months of fundraising to retain her publish.
Among her key accomplishments because the county’s prime prosecutor, Stephan’s campaign listed the institution of the North County Family Justice Center to assist home violence victims, work to clear the county’s rape equipment backlog, creation of the DA’s first Animal Cruelty Division and the launch of the Sentence Review Unit, which goals to right unjust sentences and raise outdated gang injunctions.
“As District Attorney, I’m fighting every day to protect our children, seniors and families by holding violent criminals accountable, giving a voice to crime victims, and keeping San Diego one of the safest urban counties in the nation,” she mentioned in an announcement launched by her campaign.
“I’ve championed smart reforms and innovations that are diverting hundreds of first time, non-violent offenders, especially young people, away from incarceration and into treatment to address the root cause of criminal behavior, providing second chances without compromising the safety of our neighborhoods,” she mentioned.
“To me, justice means safety, fairness and dignity for every San Diegan in every neighborhood. But increasingly, we’re seeing district attorneys elected in California and the nation, who are funded by deep-pocketed political interests, sidelining victims and failing to uphold the law amid a disturbing rise in violent crime. I’m running for re-election because I’ve spent my life protecting San Diego families, and I won’t let anyone play politics with our community’s safety.”
Stephan, who was first elected in 2018, beforehand labored as a deputy district legal professional for 28 years, throughout which she tried murder, sexual assault and human trafficking instances, amongst others.