SAN FRANCISCO WOMEN’S POLITICAL COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES EARLY ENDORSEMENT OF LOFTUS FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY
The San Francisco Women’s Political Committee is proud to announce their early and sole endorsement of Suzy Loftus, candidate for San Francisco District Attorney.
A former board member of SFWPC and community leader in criminal justice reform, Loftus has served as a prosecutor in the San Francisco District Attorney’s office, General Counsel to the office of the Attorney General, former COO of the Bayview Center for Youth Wellness and President of the San Francisco Police Commission. Throughout her two decades of service in San Francisco, Loftus has been strong advocate for women and children.
“Suzy has worked to prevent domestic violence and elder abuse, improve public safety, and end the cycle of violence and incarceration for families” said SFWPC Co-President Lia Azul Salaverry. “Suzy has been a champion of our organization’s values and goals throughout her legal career, and we are honored to support her candidacy for District Attorney.”
Loftus’ demonstrated leadership, deep roots in the community and vision for a safe and just San Francisco are among the reasons for SFWPC’s early and sole support.
While serving in the DA’s office with then-DA Kamala Harris, she helped pioneer the Neighborhood Prosecutor Program and focused on domestic violence cases- working with survivors on improvements to victim services. Alongside CA Attorney General Kamala Harris, Loftus created a statewide program on Implicit Bias and trained law enforcement throughout the state. As President of the San Francisco Police Commission, she adopted new policies to improve Domestic Violence investigations, led mandates to clear the backlog of untested sexual assault kits, reformed the city’s use of force policy, and instituted the use of body cameras for police.
“In a growing field of aspirants, Suzy’s proven progressive record and deep connection to San Francisco communities are second to none” continued Salaverry. “We are proud to join Senators Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris, Mayor London Breed, and BART Board Director Lateefah Simon in standing with our SFWPC sister Suzy Loftus in her race for San Francisco District Attorney.”
For more information about SFWPC, please visit www.sfwpc.org.