Candidate District Attorney
San Francisco County California
Sharmin Bock, 48, is a veteran prosecutor and a nationally recognized leader on cutting edge criminal prosecutions including DNA cold cases and human exploitation and trafficking (HEAT).
A 40-year San Francisco resident, Sharmin serves as an Assistant District Attorney for Alameda County in charge of Special Operations and Policy Development. Born in Iran, Sharmin’s first languages were French, English, and Farsi.
She moved to San Francisco at an early age and attended Sacred Heart Elementary School. Bock attended Occidental College, graduating Cum Laude with a degree in Philosophy and Political Theory in 1984. She then attended Georgetown University Law Center and graduated Cum Laude in 1988.
Throughout her 21-year career in the Alameda County District Attorney’s office, Bock has prosecuted almost every kind of serious and violent crime. She currently leads the specialized trial and support units for the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, many of which are considered state and national models.
Bock’s campaign has been endorsed by Congresswoman Jackie Speier, the National Women’s Political Caucus, San Francisco Firefighters Union, and an extensive coalition of community leaders who support her law enforcement credentials. The San Francisco Bay Guardian has recommended that San Franciscans vote for her, calling her an "experienced prosecutor" and "independent".
Occupation: Assistant District Attorney, Alameda County California
Residence: San Francisco, CA
Education: BA Occidental College; JD Georgetown University