The SF Berniecrats put a lot of pressure on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors when they were considering replacing Petra DeJesus, a leading progressive voice in our city and an extremely effective reformer on the commission. We successfully managed to prevent them from doing so.
For the past 17 years, as an attorney at Kazan, DeJesus has represented low-income families who have become ill or died from exposure to asbestos. DeJesus furthermore has 12 years of experience serving on the Police Commission under her belt and has made significant contributions to the department during her tenure. Specifically, she has worked with the Department of Justice to reform the S.F.P.D. with regards to Racial Profiling, Bias, and Use of Force. After the tragedies that resulted in the deaths of Mario Woods, Alex Nieto, and Jessica Williams, as well as others, it is clear that we need Commission members with a proven ability to bring reform to the S.F.P.D.