San Bernardino District Attorney

Employer / Organization

San Bernardino County

Next Election

Jun 07, 2022

Filing Window

Feb 14, 2022 - Mar 11, 2022


The District Attorney is the public prosecutor and has the mandated responsibility to prosecute crimes committed within the county of San Bernardino, including all city jurisdictions, pursuant to Government code 26500. Additionally the District Attorney’s Office: provides legal assistance for criminal investigations conducted by law enforcement agencies throughout the county; is the legal advisor to the Grand Jury and is authorized to submit evidence and seek indictments from the body; initiates civil commitment petitions to keep Mentally Disordered Offenders and Sexually Violent Predators in locked facilities; employs civil proceedings in asset forfeiture matters to seek the proceeds of criminal activity; and utilizes civil proceedings to seek sanctions and injunctive relief against businesses that pollute or create dangerous conditions for employees and citizens. Finally, as the public prosecutor who handles all cases in the name of The People, the District Attorney has a responsibility to keep the citizens of this county informed through regular interaction with the media and the public.The yearly salary for this position is $208,294.45.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three simple steps: 1) Contact the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voter's Office at 909-387-8300 or to verify that your address qualifies for the position and that you meet any other candidacy requirements (for example, living within the district for a specified amount of time prior to the election). Most county elections departments understand that first time candidates may have some additional questions or concerns, and they will answer questions when you are picking up your paperwork, or will allow you to schedule an appointment to speak with someone. We highly recommend making a phone call or stopping by in person during normal business hours. 2) Obtain the appropriate filing papers from the county elections office and complete the paperwork required. If you have questions regarding the paperwork, contact the county elections department. The California Secretary of State's Elections Division is also a great resource and can be reached at (916) 657-2166 or 3) Submit the candidacy papers within the 113-88 day filing window prior to the election (most California elections use the 113-88 day filing window). After completing this paperwork and filing it with the county elections office of your residence you will then appear on the ballot for the statewide June "Top Two" election, where the top two candidates with the most votes will advance to the November general election; the eventual winner of the November election will be the candidate elected to the office. If you have any questions regarding running for this position, contact your county's elections office or the California Secretary of State Elections Division as soon as possible.