In their latest piece for Marina Times, journalist Susan Dyer Reynolds reviews the 2022 candidates for the San Francisco District Attorney’s office: Civil rights attorney Joe Alioto Veronese, incumbent DA Brooke Jenkins, and private defense attorney John Hamasaki.
“In next month’s election, all San Francisco voters will use RCV [ranked-choice voting] to elect the assessor-recorder, district attorney, and public defender, while those residing in even-numbered supervisorial districts (2, 4, 6, 8, and 10) will also elect members of the Board of Supervisors to represent them,” writes Reynolds. “According to the city’s Department of Elections, ‘With ranked-choice voting, voters rank their choices in order of preference — first choice, second choice, third choice . . .’ but what they don’t say is more important: If you feel strongly about a single candidate, you don’t have to vote for a second and third choice.”