Who Is Running for DA and Sheriff in California in 2022?

District attorneys and sheriffs, in California as elsewhere, are key local officials who can shape policies on sentencing, policing, and other criminal justice policies. In 2022, all California counties will have at least one of these two offices on the ballot; nearly all will have both.

Below are the candidates who filed to run for prosecutor and sheriff by the state’s filing deadline in March. The primary election is on June 7; if no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote recipients will move on to a November runoff.

Read our statewide primer on these elections. Also read our reporting on the DA races in Contra Costa, Orange, Santa Clara, and San Joaquin counties, and the sheriff races in Alameda, Los Angeles, and San Diego counties.

CountyDA candidatesSheriff candidates
Alameda Pamela Price
Seth Steward: lost in primary
Terry Wiley
Jimmie L Wilson: lost in primary
Gregory J. Ahern (Inc.): lost primary
Peter Liu: lost in primary
Yesenia Sanchez
JoAnn Walker: lost in primary
AlpineRobert K. PriscaroTom Minder
Denver Stoner: lost in primary
AmadorTodd D. Riebe (inc.)Ryan Gillaspie
Gary W. Redman
Patrick R. Weart: lost in primary
Butte Michael Ramsey (inc.)Kory Honea (inc.)
CalaverasBarbara Yook (inc.)Richard Anthony DiBasilio (inc.)
ColusaBrendan Michael FarrellJoe Garofalo (inc.)
Contra CostaDiana Becton (inc.)
Mary Knox: lost in primary
David Livingston (inc.)
Benjamin Therriault: lost in primary
Del NorteKatherine Micks (inc.)Gavin Scott
El DoradoVern Pierson (inc.)Jeff Leikauf
FresnoLisa Smittcamp (inc.)Mark Salazar: lost in primary
John Zanoni
GlennDwayne Stewart (inc.)Justin Gibbs
Richard Warren (inc.): lost in primary
HumboldtMichael Acosta: lost in primary
Stacey Eads
Adrian Kamada: lost in primary
William F. Honsal (inc.)
ImperialJason Amavisca: lost in primary
George Marquez
Mario Vela
Edgard Garcia: lost in primary
Fred Miramontes
Hilton Smith: lost in primary
InyoThomas Hardy (inc.)Kelvin Johnston: lost in primary
Eric Pritchard
Stephanie Rennie
Joseph Vetter: lost in primary
KernCynthia Zimmer (inc.)Donny Youngblood (inc.)
KingsKeith Fagundes (inc.): lost in primary
Sarah Hacker
David Steven Robinson (inc.)
LakeAnthony W. Farrington: lost in primary
Susan Krones (inc.)
Brian Martin (inc.)
LassenSusan Rios (inc.)Dean Farrar Growdon (inc.)
Los Angeles CountyN/AKarla Yesenia Carranza: lost in primary
Robert Luna
Cecil Rhambo: lost in primary
Matt Rodriguez: lost in primary
April Saucedo Hood: lost in primary
Britta S. Steinbrenner: lost in primary
Eric Strong: lost in primary
Eli Vera: lost in primary
Alex Villanueva (inc.)
MaderaSally Orme Moreno (inc.)Ruben Mendoza: lost in primary
Tyson Pogue (inc.)
MarinLori Frugoli (inc.)Jamie Scardina
MariposaWalter William Wall (inc.)Jeremy Briese (inc.)
MendocinoDavid Eyster (inc.)Matthew Kendall (inc.
MercedKimberly Helms Lewis (inc.): lost in primary
Nicole Argabright Silveira
Vernon Howard Warne (inc.)
ModocCynthia Campbell (inc.)Ted Dowdy (inc.)
MonoDavid AndersonIngrid Braun (inc.)
Al Davis: lost in primary
MontereyJeannine Pacioni (inc.)Jeffrey James Hoyne: lost in primary
Joe Moses
Tina Nieto
Justin Patterson: lost in primary
NapaAllison Haley (inc.)Jon Crawford: lost in primary
Oscar Ortiz (inc.)
NevadaJesse Wilson (inc.)Shannan Moon (inc.)
OrangeBryan Chehock: lost in primary
Pete Hardin: lost in primary
Michael Jacobs: lost in primary
Todd Spitzer (inc.)
Don Barnes (inc.)
PlacerMorgan Gire (inc.)Brandon Bean: lost in primary
Wayne Woo
PlumasDavid Hollister (inc.)Dwight Cline: lost in primary
Todd Johns (inc.)
RiversideLara Gressley: lost in primary
Mike Hestrin (inc.)
Burke Strunsky: lost in primary
Chad Bianco (inc.)
Michael Lujan: lost in primary
SacramentoThien Ho
Alana Mathews: lost in primary
Jim Barnes: lost in primary
Jim Cooper
San BenitoJoel Buckingham
Candice Hooper Mancino (inc.): lost in primary
Juan Guevara: lost in primary
Eric Taylor (inc.)
San BernadinoJason Anderson (inc.)Shannon Dicus (inc.)
Clifton Lee Harris: lost in primary
San DiegoSummer Stephan (inc.)Chuck Battle: lost in primary
Gundo Gunderson: lost in primary
John Hemmerling
Kelly Anne Martinez
Charlie Mercado: lost in primary
Dave Myers: lost in primary
Jonathan Peck: lost in primary
San FranciscoRecall electionN/A
San JoaquinRon Freitas
Tori Verber Salazar (inc.): lost in primary
Patrick Withrow (inc.)
San Luis ObispoDan Dow (inc.)Ian Parkinson (inc.)
San MateoStephen Wagstaffe (inc.)Carlos Bolanos (inc.): lost in primary
Christina Corpus
Santa Barbara CountyJohn SavrnochBill Brown (inc.)
Juan Camarena: lost in primary
Santa ClaraDaniel Chung: lost in primary
Sajid Khan: lost in primary
Jeff Rosen (inc.).
Sean Donte Allen: lost in primary
Anh Colton: lost in primary
Kevin Jensen
Bob Jonsen
Christine Nagaye: lost in primary
Santa CruzJeff Rosell (inc.)Jim Hart (inc.)
ShastaStephanie Bridgett (inc.)
Erik Jensen: lost in primary
John Greene: lost in primary
Michael Johnson (inc.)
SierraSandra Gloven (inc.)Mike Fisher (inc.)
Siskiyou Kirk Andrus (inc.)Jeremiah LaRue (inc.)
Solano Krishna Abrams (inc.)
Sharon Henry: lost in primary
Thomas Ferrera (inc.)
Daryl Snedeker: lost in primary
Sonoma Carla RodriguezKevin Burke: lost in primary
Dave Edmonds: lost in primary
Eddie Engram
Carl Tennenbaum: lost in primary
Stanislaus Jeff LaugeroJeff Dirkse (inc.)
Sutter Jennifer Dupre
Amanda Hooper (inc.): lost in primary
Brandon Barnes (inc.)
Tehama Matthew Rogers (inc.)David Kain
Chad Parker
TrinityDavid Brady (inc.)Jayme Bayley: lost in primary
Timothy Saxon (inc.)
TulareTim Ward (inc.)Mike Boudreaux (inc.)
TuolumneCassandra Jenecke (inc.)Bill Pooley (inc.)
VenturaJohn Barrick: lost in primary
Erick Nasarenko (inc.)
William James Ayub (inc.): lost in primary
Jim Fryhoff
YoloCynthia Rodriguez: lost in primary
Jeff Reisig (inc.)
Tom Lopez
Tommy Hayes (inc.): lost in primary
YubaClint Curry (inc.)Wendell Anderson (inc.)

An earlier version of this page marked the incorrect candidate as having won the DA race in San Benito County.