San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis to resign in July

Dumanis may run for Board of Supervisors seat
Posted at 8:53 AM, Apr 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-20 18:53:53-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said she will resign from her office this summer.

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KPBS, who first reported Dumanis' plans, reported she would leave office in July and may be looking at a County Board of Supervisors run.

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A DA's Office spokesperson says the resignation is effective July 7.

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KPBS reported that Dumanis sent a letter to DA's Office staff that said she believes her experience coupled with the role the board plays in public safety and policy issues would make her an effective supervisor.

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Dumanis issued this 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."