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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8/CNS) — Unlike some of the other races during Tuesday's election, the district attorney race in San Diego was decided during the primary.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, Interim District Attorney Summer Stephan had received nearly 64 percent of the votes while her opponent, Deputy Public Defender Genevieve Jones-Wright, had slightly more than 36 percent of the vote.
Jones-Wright tweeted a message Wednesday thanking supporters and saying, in part, "In spite of the results yesterday, the journey to true justice in San Diego County does not end" seemingly conceding the race, but continuing to share her thoughts on the local criminal justice system.
Jones-Wright's platform included her support for progressive criminal justice reform measures such as reducing incarceration for low-level, nonviolent crimes, addressing racial disparities in sentencing, advocating for those who are unjustly targeted by police and not seeking the death penalty.
Stephan, in contrast, touted her 28 years of experience in the District Attorney's Office, and her advocacy for human trafficking and sexual assault victims. She was appointed to her position in June after Dumanis, her predecessor, stepped down from the post. Stephan has largely received the support of local law enforcement groups.
Voters gather at Golden Hall on primary night