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District Attorney Jeannine Pacioni

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TERM ENDS: Dec. 31, 2022

In 2018, Jeannine Pacioni became the first female district Attorney in Monterey County. Prior to joining the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office in 1992, she worked as a deputy DA for the Kern County District Attorney’s Office. She is a board member of the Monterey Rape Crisis Center, Monterey County Children’s Council, and the Child Abuse Prevention Council. She is also a member of the Monterey County Bar Association and the California District Attorneys Association and the Monterey County Chief Law Enforcement Officers Association.


First elected: November 2018


Alma maters: University of San Diego School of Law (juris doctor); Northern Arizona University (bachelor’s degree, English)


Other offices held: Former assistant DA and Deputy DA for Monterey County.


Notable quote: “We sincerely hope individuals and businesses will heed the urgent calls from our local hospital leaders and voluntarily comply with the new regional stay-at-home order.” (Monterey County Weekly)


In the news: “No charges filed against Salinas police officers who shot and killed Brenda Rodriguez” (Monterey County Weekly)