On Thursday, March 10, San Diego district attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced her intention to run for mayor next year.
"I want you to be among the first to know that I’ve made an important decision about our future," read Dumanis's statement to her supporters and the media. The DA then hit the local interview circuit, making appearances and touting her being "confident my long career in public service has given me the tools I need to bring change, build consensus, and move our city forward."
Not so happy to hear the news of her mayoral run was a group of medical marijuana and social justice advocates who immediately pulled together to form a Facebook group called "Not Dumanis." Members include former marijuana advocates who were prosecuted by the DA's office and others who suffered the reputed "heavy-handedness" of Dumanis.
Eugene Davidovich, one of the No Dumanis coalition members and a medical marijuana proponent, said on his Facebook page: "The NOT DUMANIS campaign is ramping up. Dumanis will be held accountable for the many years of destroying families, innocent lives, and her undermining of the legal system through a monarchy style reign as District Attorney."