Former San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin — a progressive prosecutor who was ousted by voters in June — will run for election Thursday. I said I would not run. special election this year.
Boudin explained his choice not to seek re-election in aTwitter thread, stating that he "puts his family first." rice field.
“Over the past few weeks, I have spoken with family, friends, and the people of San Francisco every day about how best to make our criminal justice system fairer and more effective. has devoted its public life to the & because it makes the community stronger and safer," he wrote.
"I also considered the burden of his nearly constant campaigning over three years on the family," said Boudin, adding: I am also devoted to my family.
2022 Special District Attorney Election Thread— Chesa Boudin Bakushi Toru (@chesaboudin) August 4, 2022
Disgusted San Francisco voters recalled the progressive DA during the June 7 election. Urban crime,open drug dealingand robbery surge.
The mayor of London Breed appointed Brooke Jenkins as the new DA in July.
At a press conference Wednesday, Jenkins announced his policy for the new office, which promises to cancel outstanding drug pleas and hold dealers accountable.
Street violence and drug dealing We cannot continue to wait while people continue to die in the streets," Jenkins said. "Change must be made now to save lives." }
Mr. Boudin told the San Francisco Chronicle last month that he was still considering running for attorney general.
But on Thursday, Mr Boudin said his priority was to focus on his family first, including caring for his elderly father, who "has just returned from prison after more than 40 years."
Father David, who was released on parole last year Member of the group "Weather Underground". David Boudin and his wife, Kathy, served time in a robbery in New York in 1981 that killed three of him, including two police officers.
Boudin's mother died of cancer in her May.
Confused, his DA said his DA, including the indignant work that "according to his tweets, offered his second chance to those who harmed and assisted victims," upheld the policy.