Politico: Ryan Khojasteh Announces His Campaign for San Francisco District Attorney

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This segment was originally published in Politico

WHAT GOES AROUND — San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins now has an opponent in her face for reelection: one of the employees she fired as part of a 2022 purge.

Thirty-year-old Ryan Khojasteh launched his bid to be San Francisco’s top prosecutor on Friday, challenging his one-time boss who removed him and more than a dozen other employees shortly after taking office two years ago. Jenkins was a key leader in the effort to oust progressive former District Attorney Chesa Boudin, and has advocated for stricter punishments..

Khojasteh’s entrance into the race, first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, emphasizes the continued battle between criminal justice reform advocates and those calling for a tougher approach to crime in the Bay Area. Khojasteh, who was hired under Boudin, has a history of focusing on rehabilitation, and emphasized his support for treatment over incarceration to reduce recidivism.

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