Carmen Trutanich A No-Show At District Attorney's Debate, As Six Prosecutors Spar For The Top Job
Steve Ipsen is best known for waging epic battles with Cooley's office over union issues.
In the debate, he sounded almost like a public defender, repeatedly warning against prosecuting young people for drug possession. "Don't immediately make some kid a felon," he said.
His candidacy is geared around a "Reform First" platform, which emphasizes diverting offenders to community service instead of prison.
Musante didn't get to debate, but if he had he'd be the most liberal candidate on the stage. More about his views can be found here.
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