SAN DIEGO–District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis has announced Thursday that she is stepping down as District Attorney after nearly 15 years in the position.
Dumanis made the decision to step down to explore a possible run for County Board of Supervisors. Her last day as District Attorney will be Friday, July 7, 2017.
DA Dumanis today released the following statement:
“As I have weighed my future options, among the many things I have been encouraged to consider is a run for San Diego County Board of Supervisors.
“I have not decided if I will be a candidate or not. I believe my experience, and the critical role that the Board plays in public safety and policy issues, would make me an effective member. However, I do not want to create any conflict with, or distraction from the important work of the District Attorney’s Office. Therefore, I feel it’s appropriate for me to resign at this time as I explore my potential candidacy.
“Having spent 30 years of my life in the DA’s Office, this has been a difficult decision. I’ve spent 43 years in public life and it has been my honor to work on behalf of San Diegans.
“Serving as District Attorney has been an absolute privilege and one of the highest honors of my professional life. Working as DA alongside an incredibly talented group of professionals for nearly 15 years to deliver justice to the people of San Diego has been a richly rewarding experience. Together, we have been leaders in change and a voice of justice for so many. I’m very proud of the unparalleled crime prevention and public outreach programs we’ve put in place and our unwavering commitment to supporting victims of crime.”
Dumanis has spent more than four decades in public life working on behalf of San Diegans. Her professional contributions have been made as a Clerk Typist, Investigative Assistant, Deputy District Attorney, Juvenile Court Referee, Municipal Court Judge, Superior Court Judge and four-time elected District Attorney.
The County Board of Supervisors will review the process for appointing a new County District Attorney at its May 2 meeting.