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Sacramento County's State Senator Backs Thien Ho for District Attorney


January 25, 2022

SACRAMENTO, CA – Continuing to build a diverse, county-wide coalition of prominent local

leaders in support of his campaign for Sacramento County District Attorney, Assistant Chief

Deputy District Attorney Thien Ho today announced the endorsement of State Senator

Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento).

“As a refugee whose family escaped communist Vietnam, Thien Ho personally experienced

injustice, poverty and discrimination. I am proud to endorse Thien Ho for District Attorney

because he will be a prosecutor who fights for an equitable justice system for everyone in

Sacramento County,” said Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento). “With the rise in hate directed

towards Asian Americans and other people of color, Thien brings excellence and an

underrepresented voice to a District Attorney’s office that needs to champion respect, inclusion

and equity to make Sacramento’s diverse communities safe and healthy.”

After learning of this momentous endorsement, Ho released the following statement: “Dr. Pan is

a trailblazer not just for Sacramento County but for national public health and the API

community and I am honored to have his support. Dr. Pan’s endorsement brings huge

momentum to our broad-based and inclusive campaign for District Attorney.”

Dr. Pan’s endorsement comes on the heels of Ho securing the support of Sacramento Hispanic

Chamber of Commerce PAC, the voice for Sacramento County’s Latino-owned businesses.

As a refugee who fled Vietnam seeking freedom, Thien Ho is the embodiment of the American

Dream. As a lawyer with 23 years of experience, Thien has pursued justice every time he steps

into the courtroom. As a deputy district attorney, Thien has prosecuted the most violent and

dangerous criminals, including the East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer. As the Assistant Chief

Deputy District Attorney for Sacramento County, Thien manages and oversees an entire bureau

of lawyers who protect the public, collaborate with community partners, and guard the integrity

of the criminal justice system.


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