San Francisco district attorney: get to know the candidates
The duties of the district attorney are to manage the prosecutor’s office, investigate alleged crimes in cooperation with law enforcement and file criminal charges or bring evidence before the Grand Jury. George Gascon is the current district attorney.
George Gascon, 57, is the current district attorney of San Francisco. Gascon intends to focus on improving neighborhood safety, reducing crime and protecting crime victims.
Sharmin Bock, 48, is a veteran prosecutor of Iranian descent in Alameda County district attorney’s office. With her 22 years of experience, Bock hopes to curtail and prevent violent crime in San Francisco.
Bill Fazio, who ran for district attorney once before in 1995, is seeking the position once again. Fazio is currently a defense attorney in San Francisco. He intends to focus on prosecuting serious crimes, avoiding the death penalty and the rehabilitation of juvenile offenders.
David Onek, former police commissioner and criminal justice expert, intends to forge partnerships between communities and law enforcement to make neighborhoods safer. Onek wants to completely reform and refocus the criminal justice system.
Vu Vuong Trinh is a former deputy public defender and currently is the Commissioner for the State Bar of California’s Criminal Law Advisory Commission. Trinh intends to improve current law enforcement, correct the criminal justice system and make courts cost efficient and open.