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San Francisco County, CA November 2, 1999 Election
District Attorney; City of San Francisco

The District Attorney prosecutes criminal court cases for the City and County of San Francisco. The term of office for District Attorney is four years. The District Attorney is paid $137,156 a year.

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Terence Hallinan 67,239 votes 38.00%

  • Occupation: District Attorney
  • Graduated from Hastings College of the Law
  • Twice elected to the SF Board of Supervisors; Chair of Government Efficiency & Labor Commitee; and Financce Committee.
  • Honored by Harvard University and the JFK School of Government for innovations in fighting and preventing crime
  • Honored by National Organization for Women (NOW) as "Male Ally of the Year"
  • Recruited and promoted the most diverse and activist staff of any D.A. office in CA
  • Named Prosecutor of the Year by Washington Justice Policy Foundation
  • Vigorously prosecute violent crime and corporate crime
  • Aggressive proosecution and early intervention to domestic violence
  • Continue pionerring, tax saving programs for alternatives to incarceration for non-violent offenses
Bill Fazio 66,656 votes 37.70%
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • 20-year prosecutor with the SF District Attorney's Office
  • Immediately start ADT A.W.A.R.E. System
  • Professionalize the office
  • Jail Time for Drug Dealers, treatment for drug users
Matt Gonzalez 19,731 votes 11.10%
Steve Castleman 17,457 votes 9.80%
Mike Schaefer 5,542 votes 3.10%
  • Occupation: Public Interest Attorney
  • Experienced prosecutor,supervising 20 deputies
  • Two-terms service as elected City Councilman
  • numerous constitutional law cases
  • Attack gas-pump gas price gouging
  • Serve estimated 12,000 felony warrants outstanding from SF courts
  • Community advisory board to review our priorities and issues, quarterly, with DA

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