I am humbled that over 400,000 Los Angeles County voters made me their choice for L.A. County District Attorney.
While we didn’t qualify for the runoff, we are still victorious today. Our campaign allowed L.A. to dream bigger. We changed the face of what our District Attorney can–and one day–will look like. Our District Attorney can be a former public defender. Our District Attorney can be Afro-Latina. Our District Attorney can bring young and fresh ideas. Our District Attorney can be un-bought and driven by people-powered grassroots momentum.
I am so proud of the race we ran, and today more than ever, understand that this success was not mine–it was ours. To my team, to all who stood with me, supported me, voted for me, donated to my campaign, provided expertise, volunteered, and believed in a bigger vision for L.A. County–thank you from the bottom of my heart.
So what’s next? The fight is far from over and I am not going anywhere. Our campaign was driven by modern and progressive policies with a focus on bringing everyone to the table and hearing all voices. The support that we received reflects L.A.’s readiness to see bold, transformative, and unifying reform in the District Attorney’s office.
I look forward to remaining engaged and doing my part to serve and fight for our marginalized communities wherever I can until we build a government that promotes safety, humanity, transparency, accountability, and equality for all people.