SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – Anne Marie Schubert – the prosecutor who rose to national prominence in helping crack the Golden State Killer case – announced on Monday that she is running for California attorney general.
Schubert, who is currently the Sacramento County District Attorney, will challenge new Attorney General Rob Bonta in next year’s campaign, joining a field that also includes a former assistant U.S. attorney general.
Schubert gave up her Republican Party affiliation in 2018 and will run as an independent to challenge Bonta, a reform-minded Democrat who took office in mid-term Friday.
She was introduced by well-known crime victim advocate Marc Klaas and espoused a get-tough approach that she contrasted with the policies of Democratic politicians who control state government and “rogue prosecutors” in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Bonta, she said, intends to spread statewide the policies adopted by George Gascón in LA and Chesa Boudin in San Francisco.
“The newly appointed attorney general has voted for and supported policies and laws that are not only destroying the rights of crime victims but are destroying public safety in this state,” Schubert said. “Here is the truth: California’s criminal justice system is in chaos.”