Genevieve Jones-Wright is a native San Diegan .
Jones-Wright has served the County of San Diego as a Deputy Public Defender since 2006. In this capacity, she has represented clients charged with a variety of crimes and has spent over a decade experiencing the strengths and pitfalls of the criminal justice system. Her advocacy skills, passion, and sense of fairness have garnered her a reputation of an exceptional attorney and community leader.
Beyond the courtroom, Jones-Wright serves on the City of San Diego’s Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention where she chairs the ad-hoc gang documentation committee. She is a volunteer attorney for the California Innocence Project and also sits on the Board of Directors for the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association.
San Diego Endorsements
Susannah Bankhead was was Deputy Campaign Manager at Genevieve Jones-Wright in 2018.
National DSA endorsements
Democratic Socialists of America, May 4, 2018;
DSA is proud to announce national endorsements for four more candidates today.
- Julia Salazar (New York State Senate, District 18)
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (US Congress, New York's 14th Congressional District)
- Genevieve Jones-Wright (San Diego County District Attorney)
- Jovanka Beckles (California State Assembly, District 15)
Crushing defeat/Soros money
Summer Stephan, the current district attorney of San Diego County, won by 28 points. Stephan garnered 237,227 votes (64 percent) to Geneviéve Jones-Wright's 134,753 votes (36 percent).
Jones-Wright, who claimed during the election that she has never met Soros, appeared at last fall's investment conference of the Democracy Alliance, a leftist dark money donor network cofounded by Soros. The conference took place at La Costa Resort, located just 30 minutes outside of San Diego.
Jones-Wright was on a panel cohosted by the billionaire discussing district attorney race efforts for 2018.