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Sacramento CountyCandidate for District Attorney

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Thien Ho

Supervising District Attorney
170,100 votes (57.32%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Community Safety & Crime Reduction
  • Tackling the Homeless Crisis
  • Justice for Victims & Building Trust with All Communities



Thien Ho is an Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney for the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office.  A proven prosecutor with 20 years of experience, Thien Ho will ensure our system of justice is fair to all and doesn’t leave women, children, and victims of crime behind.


In 1998, Thien began his career as a prosecutor in the Bay Area and in 2004, he was sworn in as a Deputy District Attorney for the people of Sacramento County.

Throughout his career, Thien has successfully prosecuted sexual assault, gang, and homicide cases.


Thien successfully prosecuted the East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer, one of the nation’s most prolific and notorious serial killers who committed 13 murders and upwards of 50 sexual assaults in 11 different jurisdictions throughout California.


In 2017, Thien was awarded “Prosecutor of the Year” by both the Sacramento District Attorney’s Association and the National Asian Pacific Islander Prosecutors Association (NAPIPA). And, in 2011, he received the Sacramento County Victim Services Award.


Assistant Chief Ho currently serves in executive management at the D.A.’s Office and oversees the Justice and Community Relations Bureau.  That bureau includes the Community Prosecution Unit, the Justice, Training and Integrity Unit, as well as community relations and media outreach.


As the Assistant Chief in charge of community relations and prosecution, he works every day with County’s diverse community-based organizations as well as the many Property Business Improvement Districts in Sacramento County. 


Thien has also been a leader in the Sacramento community against the rise of Asian hate. As Assistant Chief, Thien is the lead prosecutor to engage in outreach regarding hate crimes to vulnerable members of the AAPI community and other groups, including elders and immigrant communities. Additionally, he previously supervised Sacramento’s Gangs and Hate Crime Unit. 


For the last 15 years, Thien has been an adjunct professor teaching trial advocacy at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law where he was instrumental in building a national award-winning trial advocacy program.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (10)

  • Sacramento County Alliance of Law Enforcement
  • Sacramento County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association
  • Sacramento Police Officers Association
  • Folsom Police Officers’ Association
  • Elk Grove Police Officers Association
  • Sacramento Association of Realtors
  • Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Sacramento-Sierra Building Trades
  • Sacramento Area Fire Fighters

Elected Officials (6)

  • Congressman Ami Bera
  • Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen
  • Galt Mayor Shawn Farmer
  • Citrus Heights Mayor Porsche Middleton
  • Senator Richard Pan
  • Folsom Mayor Kerri Howell

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Safety Not Politics

Videos (1)

— May 13, 2022 Ad paid for by Thien Ho for District Attorney 2022

I’m running for District Attorney to make our community safer, provide victims justice, and ensure our system serves everyone equally. I’ve prosecuted Sacramento’s most complex and violent cases including the East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer. But more is needed. As DA, I will focus on crime prevention, accountability, reducing violent gun crimes and expanding mental health and drug programs to combat the homeless crisis. Ad paid for by Thien Ho for District Attorney 2022

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