FAIRFIELD — Incumbent Solano County District Attorney Donald A. du Bain will have an opponent in the June election.
Longtime Solano County prosecutor Krishna Abrams filed candidacy papers Friday afternoon shortly before the deadline for all candidates running in the primary election.
Because there are only two candidates in the race, the one who garners the most votes wins. There will be no runoff in November.
The election will be du Bain’s first time having to compete for the job. He launched a campaign in 2010 that began with a $100,000 personal loan to his campaign coffers. Du Bain, who has extensive financial resources, ran unopposed and took office in January 2011. Most of that war chest is still sitting in the bank, according to campaign filings.
For Abrams, the campaign will be her first run for public office.
The California Deputy District Attorneys’ Association last year named Abrams the top prosecutor in the state for 2012.
At a local event to honor Abrams for the statewide award, du Bain lauded Abrams for her hard work and her long record of getting convictions in some of the most heinous and horrible murders. Du Bain also complimented Abrams on her commitment to parenting by helping her son in Little League and other sports, as well as her help at his school and in his classroom.
Du Bain also filed his election papers Friday.
Among his accomplishments during his first term as district attorney, du Bain touts his role in opening the Family Justice Center, which provides services for crime victims and their families, a new ethics policy for the District Attorney’s Office and the imposition of a merit-based system for prosecutors that he says ensures that the most serious cases are prosecuted by his most proficient attorneys.
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