Lead Prosecutor of Golden State Killer Announces Campaign for Superior Court Judge

SACRAMENTO, CA – Sacramento County Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney, Amy Holliday, has filed papers to run for Superior Court Judge on the March 2024 ballot. She was immediately endorsed by Sacramento County District Attorney Thien Ho, Sacramento County Sheriff Jim Cooper and other leading public safety officials.


“I’ve dedicated my 21-year career as a Sacramento County Prosecutor to making our homes, neighborhoods and schools safer by holding violent criminals accountable,” said Holliday. “As a Superior Court Judge, I will treat everyone who enters the courtroom - crime victims, jurors, witnesses, defendants and attorneys - in a respectful, fair and equitable manner that ensures justice is served and the community protected.”


Joining D.A. Thien Ho and Sheriff Jim Cooper in endorsing Holliday were former District Attorneys Anne Marie Schubert and Jan Scully and former Sheriffs John McGinnis and Scott Jones. The Sacramento Regional Police Chiefs also endorsed Holliday.


Amy Holliday led the successful prosecution of Joseph DeAngelo, the East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer from 2018 to 2020. She was named Prosecutor of the Year in 2015 and awarded the Outstanding Victim Service Award in 2014 and is a Law Professor and a volunteer coach for St. Francis High School Mock Trial Team and Presiding Judge for the National Ethics Trial Competition. Prior to joining the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office she practiced civil law. Holliday is a graduate of the University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law and of California State University, Fresno.


Holliday is running for Superior Court Office 21, currently held by the Honorable Allen H. Summer, who is not running for reelection. 

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