Board of Supervisors Approves Hiring Process for District Attorney Opening

The County Board of Supervisors approved the process to fill the District Attorney vacancy at its meeting today. Current DA Bonnie Dumanis recently announced her retirement, which is effective July 7.

The job is an elected post, but since Dumanis is retiring before her term would have ended in January 2019, the Board of Supervisors will follow the appointment process outlined in County Board policy.

The County will accept applications beginning on Wednesday, May 3 at 8 a.m. through May 31 at 5 p.m. All candidates must obtain the application in person and also submit it in person at the office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, which is located at the County Administration Center at 1600 Pacific Highway in Room 402 in San Diego. Pursuant to state law, all candidates must meet minimum qualifications to become District Attorney. The minimum qualifications are available on the Clerk of the Board website.

The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hear from and review the qualifications of all of the applicants at a hearing on June 20 and select no more than five finalists. On June 27, the Board is scheduled to hold another hearing to review the finalists and make its selection.

Bonnie Dumanis is retiring after serving as District Attorney for almost 15 years. The Office of the District Attorney serves the citizens of San Diego County through the efficient prosecution of felony crimes countywide and misdemeanor crimes in 18 cities and the unincorporated areas. The District Attorney assists victims and survivors of crime, protects families and children by making communities safer and protects the taxpayer by investigating and prosecuting consumer and insurance fraud.