A side-drama to the current scuttle over the city’s next mayor, the City Insider at the Chronicle posits a (mostly unsurprising) list to take over Attorney General Kamala Harris’ vacant spot as San Francisco’s top prosecutor:
- David Chiu, the current president of the Board of Supervisors, who is reportedly interested in the spot. Chiu had a closed-door meeting with Newsom earlier this week, sparking much speculation that the two were looking to strike a deal leaving a Newsom-approved candidate as the next mayor, Chiu as D.A., and a Chiu-approved progressive to take his spot on the board. UPDATE: Chiu has said he doesn’t want the job and will likely run for mayor.
- Paul Henderson, currently Chief of Administration in the District Attorney’s office and the rumored first-choice of Harris herself.
- David Onek, a onetime police commissioner, current senior fellow at the Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice, and choice of the California Police Chiefs Association. (Also worth noting, he’s married to Michael Dukakis’ daughter.)
- David Pfeifer, the Chief Assistant District Attorney
- Andrew Clark, an Assistant District Attorney
- John Keker, a well-known trial lawyer in San Francisco
- Sean Connolly, a Deputy City Attorney who the Chronicle says has represented the city in police excessive force cases
- Sharmin Bock, a Deputy District Attorney in Alameda County who is known for her work on human trafficking
Newsom will reportedly be sworn in as Lt. Governor on Monday, meaning the pick could happen anytime between now and then.