Electing Progressive District Attorneys From Coast to Coast

Since 2017, Nesbitt & Parrinello has served a national campaign to win progressive district attorney’s races nationwide.

In 2019, Nesbitt & Parrinello was engaged as part of a national campaign to support Commonwealth’s Attorney races in Virginia. In what the Washington Post labeled an “unprecedented” “sea change,” we made two incredible firsts for Virginia: the first Muslim woman elected CA (Loudoun County) and the first Iranian woman elected CA (Arlington County).

In 2018, Nesbitt & Parrinello conducted research in support of 11 progressive women running for District Attorney seats across the country. These women strongly advocated for criminal justice reform measures in five states including California, North Carolina, Maryland, Vermont, and Massachusetts, and included San Diego, Marin, Durham, Baltimore, Suffolk, and Berkshire counties.

In Suffolk County, Massachusetts, for example, Nesbitt Research provided research that helped elect the first woman and second African American District Attorney. Nesbitt & Parrinello’s work highlighted the candidate’s barrier-breaking career as a woman of color in the legal field and sharpened her message, which included calls for reducing prison sentences and ceasing the prosecution of certain low-level crimes.