Welcome to our campaign for a safe and just San Francisco.

If you are like me, San Francisco isn’t just a place to live, it’s a part of you. It’s our home, where we raise our families, where we build community, where we chase our dreams, and where, together, we stand up for what’s right.

My passion for justice started at a young age. When I was a child growing up in the city, my mother was attacked and stabbed in a parking lot in San Francisco. A recent immigrant raising her two daughters on her own, my Mom survived and went on to raise her daughters to stand up, fight for what’s right and seek justice.

But, there was no justice in my Mom’s case – they never found the man who attacked her. The assault changed my life forever and started my journey to becoming a prosecutor.

 

I always wanted to better understand how we could stand up for someone who got hurt – and better ensures the person committing the crime doesn’t do it again. True safety lies beyond arrests and prosecutions – it lies where we feel safe where we live, work and raise our families.

From my time working under then-District Attorney Kamala Harris to prosecute crimes involving illegal firearms and domestic violence, to serving as the President of the San Francisco Police Commission leading reforms that resulted in a 30% decrease in police use of force, to helping to build the Center for Youth Wellness in the Bayview, I believe that the best solutions are always built in partnership with the community. I’m raising my three children here and I know the problems that our city faces are complex. But I also know that together we can build solutions that make our city both safe and just.

As a former San Francisco prosecutor, I know that if we work together, we can deliver the kind of community safety that we all deserve.

The status quo is unacceptable:

Car break-ins have tripled since 2011.

Similarly, the DA Family Violence Program’s budget increased by 47% between 2011 and 2016, but domestic violence is still climbing at a troubling rate.

Our African American population is only 5%, yet the District Attorney’s office recently released a study that showed that nearly 40% of the people charged who spend time in jail are African American.

I’m running for District Attorney because I believe that all San Franciscans deserve to live, work and play in a city that is safe and just.

Real community safety – one that is built with trust, experience, and competence – requires all of us. And it also requires someone who prioritizes being both collaborative and effective. I look forward to talking with each of you and hearing your ideas about making our city both safe and just.

Let’s go.