Harris makes it official,
will seek second term
Surrounded by supporters, San Francisco District Attorney Kamala
officially kicked off her campaign for re-election earlier today.
By Emmett Berg
August 8, 2007
District Attorney Kamala Harris filed nominating papers for
a run at a second four-year term representing the government in
the prosecution of criminal justice cases in San Francisco.
"We've kept our pledge to give San Francisco a competent
and compassionate District Attorney's office, and improved San
Francisco's felony conviction rate to the highest in a decade,"
Harris said in a statement.
Harris' most watched decision during her term has likely been
the decision not to seek the death penalty against the alleged
killer of a San Francisco police officer, Isaac Espinoza, in 2004.
Critics said that was emblematic of an overly lenient stance against
After filing nominating papers at City Hall today, the district
attorney cited statistics showing an increase in the successful
prosecution of felonies from a rate of 52 percent in the year
she won election in 2003 to a 67 percent success rate reported
Harris was joined at the announcement by firefighters, leaders
of community organizations as well as labor and political officials.
Kamala Harris Campaign
Manager Jim Stearns