San Diego, CALIF.- District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis has confirmed she will not be seeking re-election in 2018.
Dumanis has led the District Attorney’s office for 14 years. She told her staff of the decision in a Tuesday morning email.
Dumanis said said she reached the decision over the holiday season, and consulted with family and colleagues before making the decision.
Dumanis said she is pleased with the progress the District Attorney’s Office has made evolved and is comfortable saying goodbye.
In an interview with the San Diego Union Tribune Dumanis said, “I have other things to do. I’ve been in public service now for 42 years and, you know, I just thought the timing was right,” Dumanis said.
If Dumanis resigns before her term ends, the Board of Supervisors will select an interim appointment. One name that has come up repeatedly is Summer Stephan, a chief deputy under Dumanis.