City Beat- Geneviéve Jones-Wright for District Attorney

It may not come as a surprise to regular CityBeat readers that we are endorsing Geneviéve Jones-Wright for District Attorney of San Diego. Continue reading

Reason- A Public Defender Is Shaking Up the Race for San Diego D.A.

"I want to change the culture from where it's all about over-incarcerating people and not helping people. That's the mindset I want to bring: People are humans, not numbers or statistics. In a lot of D.A. offices the measure of success is the conviction rate. How many people have you put in jail and for how long? I want to change that to: How many people are we helping? How many people did we help put their lives back together? How many kids did we prevent from ever coming into the justice system?" Continue reading

ABC 10 News- Undecided voters could decide District Attorney race

The results of our scientific 10News Union-Tribune poll shows the battle between Summer Stephan and challenger Genevieve Jones-Wright is wide open.  Continue reading

KUSI- Public forum in Lincoln Park addresses criminal justice reform

In Lincoln Park, the issue of criminal justice was addressed at a public forum. District Attorney Candidate Genevieve Jones-Wright spoke to community leaders and members at the City of Hope International Church about her ideas. Continue reading

Voice of San Diego- What the DA Candidates Really Mean When They Talk About Criminal Justice Reform

There’s one thing that would prevent Genevieve Jones-Wright from enacting the kind of criminal justice reforms being pushed by other reform-minded DA candidates across the country: Many of them are already law in California. That creates a different baseline for the race to be San Diego’s next district attorney, a contest that has caught national attention for the stark contrast it presents between Jones-Wright and career prosecutor Summer Stephan. Continue reading

In Justice Today- San Diego DA Says She Won’t Take Law Enforcement Donations — But They’re Still Fueling Her Campaign

San Diego has had its own recent spate of police shootings. At an early March press conference, Stephan announced that she had cleared four separate sheriff’s deputies of criminal charges in the killings of four civilians in separate incidents in 2017. Ten days after that, the San Diego Deputy Sheriff’s Association spent over $10,000 in support of Stephan. Continue reading

CityBeat- Summer of discontent

We’ve come to expect fearmongering in our political battles, but what San Diego has experienced in this race in the last week might even get ol’ red-baiter Joe McCarthy to peer out of his grave in appreciation. Continue reading

CBS 8- District attorney candidates debate at forum

The two candidates for District Attorney squared off in a debate Thursday night in Chula Vista.  Incumbent Summer Stephan is being challenged by San Diego County Deputy Public Defender, Genevieve Jones-Wright.  Continue reading

In Justice Today- Meet The San Diego DA Who Seized On The Human Trafficking Panic to Become A Law Enforcement Superstar

When veteran San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced her resignation during the spring of 2017 to run for a spot on the county’s Board of Supervisors, she was clear about who she wanted to finish her term and ultimately serve as San Diego’s next DA: her Chief Deputy Summer Stephan. Indeed, another former deputy district attorney said in an email obtained by the San Diego Union-Tribune that Dumanis envisioned a “smooth transition,” where Stephan would be gifted incumbency before having to face potential challengers in this June’s election. Continue reading

KPBS- San Diego District Attorney’s Race Pits Public Defender Against County’s Interim Prosecutor

"I’m running for District Attorney because the DA’s office has been staunch opponents of criminal justice reforms," Jones-Wright said. Continue reading