AG Harris endorses D.A. for 4th term

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SAN DIEGO — District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced Wednesday that  state Attorney General Kamala Harris has endorsed her for re-election.

Dumanis is running for a fourth term. She faces ex-prosecutors Robert Brewer and Terri Wyatt.

“Bonnie Dumanis is a statewide leader in both criminal prosecution and crime prevention,” Harris said. “She’s a trusted law enforcement partner who has a proven track record of recognizing crime trends and responding with innovative programs.”

Brewer received backing Wednesday from the State Coalition of Probation Organizations.

Paul Brennan, president of SCOPO, said in a statement that Brewer, a former federal prosecutor, “has what it takes to work as an effective partner with law enforcement” in San Diego County.

“Bob has laid out a vision that will ensure law enforcement officers have the tools and policies they need to perform their duties and keep our community safe,” Brennan said. “We are confident that Bob’s experience, expertise, and ability make him extremely qualified for the role of District Attorney, and we are proud to endorse him.”

Dumanis has the endorsement of Mayor Kevin Faulconer, members of the county Board of Supervisors and Sheriff Bill Gore while Brewer, now in private practice, has been endorsed by the San Diego Police Officers Association and Deputy Sheriff’s Association, along with groups representing officers in other cities around the county.

The Brewer campaign acknowledges Dumanis’ endorsement by the union representing county prosecutors, but says more than 100 members of the Deputy District Attorneys Association voted to endorse him. Dumanis won the endorsement with 169 votes, according to the Brewer campaign.

Ex-county prosecutor Terri Wyatt is also on the ballot in the June 3 primary election.

 

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