Recruitment process overview

The Board of Supervisors initiated the recruitment for District Attorney following the June 23 Board meeting.  You can watch the meeting online.

The recruitment closed on Friday, July 21, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.

Applicant names were released on Monday, July 24, 2017.

The Board of Supervisors selected five applicants to continue in the process during its regular Board meeting on August 1, 2017.  Those five people who were selected were invited to and appeared at a public forum on August 15, 2017. 

Issues surrounding the eligibility of two applicants who are sitting judges were raised during the August 1, 2017, meeting.  Both applicants were offered the opportunity to clarify their qualifications in light of the Constitutional questions that arose.

You can view the letter pertaining to Judge Becton here.

You can view the letter pertaining to Judge Douglas here.

Final applicant interviews took place on September 12, 2017, during a public meeting of the Board of Supervisors.  Supervisors praised the high quality of the five finalist applicants, and gave their unanimous support for Judge Diana Becton.