Chesa Boudin’s historic election as San Francisco District Attorney is a developing world wide story.
Chesa’s stunning election was the result of a hard fought People’s Campaign which found his devoted followers hitting the streets every weekend for almost a year. Their efforts overcame vigorous opposition from San Francisco’s entrenched power structure.
Here is one view from Israel re Chesa’s election as DA, complete with a 39 year old photo of his mother Kathy Boudin being hauled away by the cops. The Times of Israel thinks Chesa is not their kind of guy. Had The Times known earlier, it would have probably contributed to the San Francisco POA vicious effort to destroy Chesa’s campaign.
This type incendiary reporting is what Chesa can expect as he sets forth on his four year tenure as San Francisco’s chief law enforcement officer.
The Times of Israel 11.10.2019
Chesa Boudin, a public defender and former translator for Venezuela strongman Chavez, wins tight race after promising series of progressive reforms.
Chesa Boudin, a US former public defender who was raised by leaders of a far-left group and who previously worked for Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, has been elected the new San Francisco district attorney.
Boudin, 39, who is Jewish, won a tightly contested race against Suzy Loftus, who had been appointed interim district attorney weeks before the public vote.
“The people of San Francisco have sent a powerful and clear message: It’s time for radical change to how we envision justice. I’m humbled to be a part of this movement that is unwavering in its demand for transformation,” Boudin said in a statement following his win.
After four days of vote-counting, and with some 1,200 ballots still left to count, Boudin had 85,950 votes to Loftus’s 83,511, leading the latter to concede defeat, local media reported Saturday.