Boudin narrowly wins San Francisco District Attorney race over Loftus
Chesa Boudin declared victory Saturday in the San Francisco district attorney's race, and recently appointed incumbent Suzy Loftus issued a concession announcement in a razor-thin election result.
SAN FRANCISCO - Suzy Loftus has conceded to Chesa Boudin in the hotly contested race for San Francisco's next District Attorney.
The latest election results published Saturday afternoon show Boudin's lead increased over Loftus by more than 8,400 votes. That's more than 8,200 votes since Friday.
San Francisco election results for District Attorney, as of 4 p.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019.
Loftus issued a statement shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday, congratulating Boudin for his victory in the race.
Candidate for San Francisco DA, Chesa Boudin and other candidates call on Mayor Breed to appoint the winner of the election immediately.
At a rally Nov. 4, the day before the election, San Francisco Supervisors Hillary Ronen, Sandra Lee Fewer and Matt Haney joined Police Commissioner Cindy Elias in accusing the San Francisco Police Officers Association of paying as much as $650,000 on ads attacking Boudin.
The ads alleged that Boudin won't prosecute DUI offenders and won't seek additional penalties for gang members who have committed violent crimes like rape and murder.
San Francisco Police Officers Association President Tony Montoya stood by the ads, calling them the association's efforts to educate voters on Boudin's "dangerous position" in the race.
The SFPOA released a statement Saturday evening regarding the election of Boudin as SF District Attorney.