East Bay Express: Sheriff and DA Challenged

Steven Tavares wrote for the East Bay Express:

Sheriff and DA Challenged

For years, Alameda County progressives sought candidates to unseat long-time Sheriff Gregory Ahern. In every case they failed to find a challenger. But a pair of progressive Black women on Wednesday announced campaigns to unseat not only Ahern, but also Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, in 2022.

JoAnn Walker, a member of the San Francisco Police Department and an Alameda County resident, announced her candidacy for Alameda County sheriff on Wednesday. In addition, Oakland civil rights attorney Pamela Price announced she will mount a second campaign to unseat O’Malley at the Alameda County District Attorney’s office. They call their collective effort the “Justice Done Right” slate.

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