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San Francisco County, CA March 5, 2002 Election
Public Defender; County of San Francisco Voter Information

Results as of Apr 2 1:27pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (659/659)
(251 Writein Votes .19%)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Jeffrey Adachi 71,489 votes 54.43%

Kimiko Burton 59,608 votes 45.38%
  • Occupation: Appointed Public Defender
  • San Francisco's first female Public Defender, protecting the Constitutional rights of indigent people accused of crimes.
  • Building a model public law office by instituting a formal training program for rookie lawyers and a case conference system for senior attorneys.
  • A driving force behind juvenile justice reform. I have assigned senior lawyers to juvenile cases and worked to get kids into rehabilitation programs
  • Working to expand alternatives to incarceration for non-violent offenders.
  • Former Director of San Francisco's Criminal Justice Council, responsible for directing over $46 million to local agencies and community groups.
  • Served as a Deputy Public Defender, working as a felony trial attorney representing hundreds of clients in nearly every type of criminal defense case.
  • I have devoted my career to juvenile justice reform. As Public Defender I have launched a program to move kids into rehabilitation within a week.
  • I will continue to work to build a model public law office with a diverse group of lawyers devoted to providing the best defense for our clients.
  • I will continue to find alternatives to incarceration, to ensure that we move people out of the justice system, instead of just through it.

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