Chula Vista
United States of America

District Attorney Summer Stephan has devoted her life to protecting children and families and providing justice to the voiceless and most vulnerable. She is a national leader in the fight against sexual exploitation and human trafficking, who has served as a Deputy District Attorney in San Diego County for 28 years. During this time, she combined extensive courtroom experience with over 15 years of management and leadership experience. She rose through the ranks to appointments as Chief of the DA’s North County Branch and Chief of the Sex Crimes and Human Trafficking Division, a Special Victims Unit she pioneered. In 2017, she was appointed District Attorney. On June 5, 2018, the voters elected Summer as District Attorney in the most resounding victory recorded for DA races in San Diego County. She has been named the 2017 Southern California District Attorney of the Year by Crime Victims United.