If you were worried that failed woke San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin would be running for reelection, fear not —Chesa says he won’t be back.
According to a report from The New York Post, Boudin announced his plans to put “family first” in a Twitter thread on Thursday.
“Over the past weeks, I’ve spoken to family, friends and every day San Franciscans about how we can best continue to make our criminal justice system fairer and more effective. I have devoted my public life to this effort because it makes our communities stronger & safer,” he wrote.
“I’ve also taken stock of the burden of more than three years of nearly non-stop campaigning placed on my family,” Boudin said, adding, “I’m committed to criminal justice reform; I’m also committed to my family.”
Over the past weeks I've spoken to family, friends, supporters and everyday San Franciscans about how we can best continue to make our criminal justice system fairer and more effective. I have devoted my public life to this effort because it makes our communities stronger & safer
— Chesa Boudin 博徹思 (@chesaboudin) August 4, 2022
More from The New York Post:
Fed-up San Francisco voters recalled the progressive DA during a June 7 election over what many said were Boudin’s soft-on-crime policies that contributed to the city’s surge in crime, open-air drug dealing and robberies.
Mayor London Breed appointed Brooke Jenkins as the new DA in July.
During a press conference on Wednesday, Jenkins announced a new office policy that would revoke open drug plea cases and promise to hold dealers accountable.
“We cannot stand by while these neighborhoods continue to suffer with violence and drug dealing happening openly on their streets, and we also cannot continue to stand by while people continue to die on our streets,” Jenkins said. “We have to make changes now to save lives.”
Boudin told the San Francisco Chronicle last month that he was still considering running for the top prosecutor position.
On Thursday, however, Boudin said focusing on his family will come first, including taking care of his elderly father, who “just came home from prison after more than 40 years.”
— New York Post (@nypost) August 4, 2022