Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Alameda County, California District Attorney— Pamela Price and Terry Wiley— completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
According to the Office of the Alameda County District Attorney website, “The DA’s Office prosecutes criminal and specific civil cases on behalf of more than 1.5 million residents in Alameda County. Our jurisdiction covers over 800 square miles, and we operate 9 offices throughout the county.”
Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: Who are you? Tell us about yourself.
“Pamela Price knows that our current legal system is dysfunctional and that it disproportionately targets Black and Brown communities. Every other candidate for DA in Alameda County is a “law and order” candidate, while Pamela Price is committed to pushing away from our addiction to incarceration. A graduate of Yale and UC Berkeley Law School, her outspoken leadership in support of alternatives to incarceration has pushed every candidate’s platform to the left, resulting in more conversations about diversion programs, ending the practice of charging youth as adults, and investing in community.”
“Terry Wiley has spent 30 years in the Alameda County District Attorney’s office fighting crime. He knows how to keep our communities safe – we need to tackle crime from every direction. Terry has taken on the toughest prosecutions and he knows that we can make progress on safety – quickly – by focusing on repeat and violent offenders. Just 2,000 offenders commit the majority of crimes in Alameda County. As DA, Terry will start by focusing on these offenders. But he won’t stop there. He will make sure we focus on drug treatment, mental health, job training and excellent schools to keep kids out of the criminal justice system.”
Click on the candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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