Alana Mathews for District Attorney 2022: Alana Mathews for District Attorney 2022 (website)

Alana graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, becoming the first person in her family to earn a college degree. She went on to receive her law degree from McGeorge School of Law while raising her three children. While serving as a Deputy District Attorney in Sacramento County, she worked her way up from misdemeanor jury trials to prosecuting perpetrators of domestic violence, juvenile delinquency, general felony, and prison crime cases. Alana has worked to protect victims in the courtroom while also focusing on reducing crime in the community. A pioneer in the legal field, Alana mentored women on parole while leading the Florin Law Academy program to build legal career pathways for at-risk youth in South Sacramento.

After eight years as a Deputy District Attorney, Alana Mathews was recruited to help start the enforcement unit for the California Energy Commission and was later appointed Public Adviser for the agency by Governor Jerry Brown. In this position, Mathews launched the agency’s equity initiative to ensure California’s most vulnerable communities were protected under the state’s clean energy policies, programs, and investments. Alana expanded on this work as the Chief Consultant for Climate Change for the California Legislature, continuing to address disparities in policy and practice to protect vulnerable populations.

Alana Mathews now works for the Prosecutors Alliance of California, a coalition of reform-minded prosecutors working to promote criminal justice reform statewide and teaches at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento.

In 2020 Mathews founded the Community Justice Collaborative to empower and educate underserved communities throughout Sacramento by hosting free educational legal clinics.

Alana and her husband, retired Army First Sergeant Eugene Arcurio live in Elk Grove, California. She has lived in Sacramento County for 25 years.

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