Los Angeles County Deputy Public Defender George Moyer has officially announced his campaign to challenge Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert in 2022.
In a statement announcing his campaign, Moyer said: “I’m running because for too long the Long Beach City Prosecutor’s Office has been driven by a jail-first approach to criminal justice that prioritizes punishment over community safety and health. As City Prosecutor, I will address the root causes of crime to make our community safer instead of measuring success by the number of cases filed and the length of jail sentences imposed.”
George’s campaign platform will be comprised of five top priorities:
- Diversion for Veterans – Stop opposing reforms being made at the State and County level to provide treatment instead of jail, especially for our veterans
- Treat Substance Abuse as a Health Problem – End the prosecution of drug possession for personal use, while working to strengthen substance abuse treatment
- No More Free Pass for the Powerful – Enforce existing laws against predatory landlords and employers who engage in wage theft
- Ethical Prosecution – Ensure that prosecutorial resources are only used on cases that are supported by sufficient credible and admissible evidence
- Ending Cash Bail – Stop punishing people for being poor while enriching the private bail bond industry
George was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He attended Michigan State University, where he earned a BA in Philosophy, while actively involved in organizing for workers’ rights and against the war in Iraq, which is how he met his wife, Lori. George attended Loyola Law School, as he was drawn to their focus on public interest law, trial advocacy, and social justice. He currently works in the Los Angeles County Alternate Public Defender’s Office, where he has tried dozens of jury trials and has never lost a trial against the Long Beach Prosecutor’s Office. George resides in Long Beach with his wife and two young children.