NANCY TUNG: TWO DECADES DELIVERING JUSTICE FOR THE PEOPLE
A trial prosecutor and former Deputy California Attorney General with nearly two decades of experience delivering justice for the People, Nancy Tung has handled thousands of cases in local, state, and federal courts. As our District Attorney, Nancy will move criminal justice reform forward in San Francisco with a vision she calls Community-Centered Justice. She will prioritize early intervention to address challenges facing our neighborhoods, and she is committed to leading a District Attorney’s Office that is effective, proactive, transparent, and upholds our progressive values as San Franciscans.
AN IMMIGRANT FAMILY WITH A COMMITMENT TO PUBLIC SERVICE
Nancy’s parents immigrated to the U.S. for a better life. They marveled at the freedoms granted to ordinary people. Nancy’s father inspired her with his love of democracy and the law, leading Nancy to choose a career in public service.
A PROUD PRODUCT OF THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM
Nancy attended UC Berkeley, where as a student she mentored young women and was the student director of the prestigious Cal in Sacramento program, providing students with fellowships to gain first-hand experience in California state government.
USING THE LAW TO HELP PEOPLE AS A CALIFORNIA DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL
After graduating from UC Berkeley in just three years, Nancy worked her way through Georgetown University Law Center. She thrived there as she learned the power of the law to help people. While training to become an attorney, she represented low-income tenants in disputes with landlords and helped keep working families in their homes. After law school, she spent a year at a small private firm in L.A., but quickly realized public service was her true calling. In 2001, she moved to San Francisco to serve as a Deputy Attorney General and never looked back. As a prosecutor for the State of California, she protected the public in state and federal court. Her work from that time included partnering with local District Attorneys to return internationally kidnapped children to their families.
A DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY WITH UNMATCHED EXPERIENCE
Nancy has the most courtroom experience of any candidate for District Attorney. She worked as a prosecutor in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office for over a decade, prosecuting domestic violence cases, protecting consumers, and upholding public integrity by prosecuting police misconduct, fraud, and embezzlement. As a senior prosecutor, Nancy has mentored dozens of San Francisco prosecutors and is regarded as a statewide leader on legal ethics and consumer protection issues. Today, Nancy is a Deputy District Attorney in Alameda County, where she leads statewide teams of attorneys in complex investigations and prosecutions. There, Nancy created the Consumer Mediation Unit, investigates whistleblower cases jointly with state agencies, and is currently investigating large multi-national companies in technology, energy, and pharmaceutical sectors.
MOM, WIFE, COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER, MENTOR, AND PROUD DEMOCRAT
Here in San Francisco, Nancy is an active member of Moms Demand Action, using her experience as a prosecutor and mom to fight for sensible gun laws in America. She serves on the board of Stop Crime SF, a local group dedicated to protecting victims and holding public officials and the criminal justice system accountable. She also has been a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters, developing a lifelong relationship with the girl she was matched with over a decade ago. Nancy leads an informal group of EMILY’s List graduates, which trains and supports women who run for public office, and she has served on the boards of local Democratic clubs.
Nancy lives in SOMA with her husband, Joe, their 1 year-old son, Malcolm, and dog, Cookie, an 8-year-old rescue.