Chesa Boudin was the 29th District Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco. Prior to his election in 2019, he served as a Deputy Public Defender where he tried dozens of cases to verdict and led the office’s efforts on bail reform. His work won the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2019 National Champion of Justice Award. A Rhodes Scholar and a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, Chesa served as a law clerk to two federal judges. Chesa has translated, edited, and authored several books. His scholarly law articles cover a range of topics such as direct democracy, immigration, institution building, the rights of children with incarcerated parents, and prison visitation policies. Chesa lives in San Francisco with his wife and enjoys surfing in his spare time.