Deputy DAs back Dumanis reelection effort

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SAN DIEGO — The union representing county prosecutors and its political action committee endorsed District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis for reelection, her campaign said Wednesday.

District Attorney Bonnie DumanisDumanis gained the support of the leadership of the Deputy District Attorneys Association and their political action committee, San Diegans Against Crime.

The former judge running for a fourth term is opposed by former state and federal prosecutor Robert Brewer and ex-Deputy District Attorney Terri Wyatt.

“Bonnie has been a strong and effective District Attorney and has served our community with distinction,” said Jim Koerber, president of San Diegans Against Crime. “We are proud to once again place our support behind her campaign for District Attorney.”

Dumanis has endorsements from San Diego Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer, Sheriff Bill Gore and members of the San Diego City Council and county Board of Supervisors.

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. He also announced new support from the San Diego Court Employees Association.

“I want to thank the Deputy District Attorneys Association and its members for giving me the opportunity to meet with them and explain why we need a new District Attorney and why I believe I’m the right person for the job,” Brewer stated. “I sympathize with the difficult position they were put in, since they are hired, promoted and assigned by the incumbent. In light of this, it would have been shocking if they took any action other than endorsing the incumbent.”

Brewer and Wyatt contend that Dumanis has politicized the office.

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