San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin is set to leave office in the next several days following his recall in early June—but local voters may see him again come fall.
“A lot of my supporters and endorsements and donors and Democratic clubs that were behind me are urging me to run now, or in 2023,” Boudin told the San Francisco Chronicle in an interview Monday.
Boudin can either run this November when there is a special election to fill the seat, or in next year’s regularly scheduled DA race.
Once the Board of Supervisors certifies the election results, which is expected to happen Tuesday, Boudin will have 10 days left in office. After those 10 days, Mayor London Breed can appoint his replacement.
It’s unclear who Breed’s appointment will be, but sources told The Standard that Sean Elsbernd, the mayor’s chief of staff, has been meeting with potential candidates. Supervisor Catherine Stefani and Alameda County prosecutor Nancy Tung are among the handful of people rumored to be in the running.
The interim DA would have to run again this November to maintain the seat, and then again in 2023—possibly, if his comments Tuesday are any indication, against Boudin.