District Attorney Summer Stephan
District Attorney Summer Stephan speaks at a press conference in2021. Courtesy OnScene.TV

San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan is set to be reelected to a second four-year term in November after no opposing candidate stepped forward before the final primary filing deadline.

Stephan will be the only candidate for district attorney on the ballot for the Nov. 8 general election. Since she has no opponent, Stephan’s name will not appear on the June 7 primary election ballot.

“The outpouring of support we received throughout this campaign has been truly humbling and reinforces to me our core mission: upholding the rule of law and never playing politics with San Diego’s safety,” she said in email to supporters on Tuesday.

She promised that she will be “in the fight every day to keep all of San Diego County safe by holding criminals accountable, protecting victims’ rights and advancing common-sense responsible reforms so every San Diegan is treated fairly under the law.”

After being appointed district attorney in 2017 following Bonnie Dumanis’ retirement, Stephan beat public defender Geneviéve Jones-Wright in the 2018 general election.

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.