Prosecution Reform Takes Spotlight in 18th District DA Candidate Debate

The 18th Judicial District has never elected a Democrat district attorney, but two candidates are looking to change that. Amy Padden and Matt Maillaro faced off Tuesday night in a Zoom debate to convince voters they’re the best choice in the June 30 Democratic primary. Maillaro touted his experience as a career prosecutor. And while Padden said she has enough trial experience to oversee attorneys in the office, she said the district would benefit from someone in the top spot who hasn’t spent their career as a district attorney. Prompted by questions about how they would reform prosecution

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