San Diego Union Tribune- San Diego County District Attorney candidate Geneviéve Jones-Wright: The Union-Tribune interview

Interim District Attorney Summer Stephan, a Republican, and Deputy Public Defender Geneviéve Jones-Wright, a Democrat, are running to be San Diego County District Attorney. The office prosecutes felonies in the county and misdemeanors outside the city of San Diego, while managing about 1,000 employees, including some 300 prosecutors that handle 40,00 cases and 700 trials a year. The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board interviewed both candidates for more than an hour. Here are those interviews, lightly edited. The candidate who gets more than half the vote in the June 5 primary will be elected district attorney for four years. Continue reading

San Diego Union Tribune- Brace yourselves, it's a long June primary ballot

The San Diego County Registrar of Voters staff will start mailing the packets on April 26, according to its website at sdvote.com. The first day vote-by-mail ballots will be available is May 7. Continue reading

San Diego Free Press- County Sheriff, District Attorney Races Heating Up

The contest for San Diego County District Attorney is getting more interesting, as appointed incumbent Summer Stephan is realizing she not just facing an able opponent. There is a national movement building for a more fair and just criminal justice system and the DA’s race in San Diego is part of it. Continue reading

Intercepted Podcast- Injustice League

While Jeff Sessions may be turning back the clock to ’80s-era “tough on crime,” a national insurgency is steadily aiming its sights at winning elections for district attorney. If successful, these new, progressive DAs could shake the criminal justice industry to its core and find themselves at war with the Trump White House. We speak to two DA candidates in California: Geneviéve Jones-Wright of San Diego and Pamela Price of Alameda County. These two women say they will take on out-of-control police, end cash bail, stop prosecuting nonviolent drug crimes, protect undocumented immigrants, and challenge mass incarceration. Continue reading

KPBS- #ShowUsYourMailers

KPBS continues to fact-check campaign mailers in our series, “#ShowUsYourMailers.” We’re looking at one calling for testing of all rape kits. District Attorney candidate Geneviéve Jones-Wright says she wants to bring justice to all victims. One way she plans to do it is through testing every rape kit. Continue reading

San Diego Union Tribune- San Diego police points-for-arrests program under investigation

"We're calling on the chief to talk about how he is going to solve the problem where there is a culture in SDPD where someone felt comfortable enough to send an email to 90 officers about an unethical and unjust incentivized program … that would target people of color and minorities," said Geneviéve Jones-Wright, a deputy public defender running for district attorney. Continue reading

Alternet- These 3 Women Could Change the California Justice System for Good

District attorneys can play a major role in reducing (or amplifying) race-based incarceration in America’s largest cities. Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King announced in February that he is launching a political action committee to help elect reform-minded DA candidates and draw national attention to the issue. “No position in America, no single individual has a bigger impact on the criminal justice system—including police brutality, but the whole crisis of mass incarceration in general—than your local district attorney,” King said. “They are the gatekeepers of America’s justice system.” Continue reading

Voice of San Diego Podcast- Dumanis' Take on Double Dipping and Geneviéve Jones-Wright

Geneviéve Jones-Wright, a Democrat and public defender running for district attorney, joined the podcast this week to discuss her reform-minded campaign. She said the district attorney’s office needs to shift from its tough-on-crime mindset and instead spend some resources on building community trust and preventing crime. “The district attorney’s office should be looking at other ways to address public safety,” she said. “I think that when you’re constantly focusing on convictions, you don’t have the right focus.” Continue reading

Voice of San Diego- Morning Report: New Question for Candidates, Pot or Not?

Her challenger, public defender Geneviéve Jones-Wright, says “district attorneys have no obligation to aid federal authorities,” and when it came to marijuana — or immigration — she would do no such thing. Continue reading

Voice of San Diego- Pot Legalization Brings 'The Resistance' to San Diego's Top Law Enforcement Races

Geneviéve Jones-Wright, a public defender running for San Diego County District Attorney, was fielding questions from fellow progressives in the back of a Barrio Logan bar last week when the conversation shifted from police accountability to pot. Continue reading