Brooke Jenkins – District Attorney Candidate Response

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The Public Press invited candidates to share audio responses to questions that we formed based on survey responses from the San Francisco community. Candidates for District Attorney were given the following question:

We asked San Francisco residents to tell us about the most pressing issues in their districts. According to survey responses we received, crime is a top concern. What are your priorities when it comes to addressing crime? Where would you focus your efforts in combating crime?

Brooke Jenkins submitted this text response but did not provide an audio segment. Read Jenkins’s unedited response below.


Prior to my appointment as District Attorney, I served for seven years as a prosecutor in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, prosecuting hate crimes, sexual assault, and homicide cases while fighting for justice for victims. I am proud to be the first Latina District Attorney in San Francisco’s history

As your District Attorney, I’m working to restore accountability and consequences to the criminal justice system in San Francisco while advancing important reforms.

  • We are taking back our streets by holding those who sell fentanyl and other deadly drugs accountable, and ending open-air drug dealing.
  • Violent and repeat offenders will no longer be allowed to victimize our city without consequence.
  • We are working closely with the San Francisco Police Department to stop and prosecute property crimes, burglaries, and car break-ins. Property crime will no longer be chalked up as part of “big city life.”
  • We are addressing and stopping attacks on our Asian elders and all vulnerable communities. Our AAPI community shouldn’t live in fear of hate and violence.
  • Holding offenders accountable does not preclude us from moving forward with implementing important and vital criminal justice reforms. As a Black and Latina woman, the inequity of our justice system is not theoretical to me – I’ve seen and felt those impacts firsthand. Criminal justice reform is absolutely necessary – it is part of why I do this work.

As we are making real progress on these critical issues, I am also running for election to continue this work and advance my vision for a safer San Francisco.

I respectfully ask for your support on November 8th.

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