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Sacramento CountyCandidate for District Attorney

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Noah Phillips

Deputy District Attorney
104,596 votes (37.42%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Reducing crime in Sacramento County
  • Rebuild the trust and partnership between law enforcement and our community
  • Shift our youth law enforcement priorities and focus on prevention strategies that work, including after-school programs, job training and early intervention



Profession:Deputy District Attorney
Deputy District Attorney, Sacramento County District Attorney's Office (1999–2018)


McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific Juris Doctor (J.D.), Law (1997)
California State University, Chico Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Philosophy and Psychology (1993)

Community Activities

Advanced Law Enforcement Instructor, Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (2016–current)
Volunteer Faculty Member in Forensic Psychiatry, University of California, Davis, Medical School (2008–2018)


With over 20 years as a prosecutor, Noah Phillips has spent a career fighting to protect those who can’t protect themselves.  Phillips currently serves as a Principal Criminal Attorney, Major Crimes Division, in the Sacramento County Office of the District Attorney.  He is responsible for complex criminal litigation, primarily prosecuting homicides.

Phillips has earned a reputation as a skilled litigator with extensive experience prosecuting gang violence and family abuse.  He has managed over 100 trials and is a fierce advocate for victims of crime.  His empathy and understanding of the ongoing trauma that victims suffer was intensified a decade ago when his parents were the victims of a home invasion during which his father was forced to shoot and kill the perpetrator.

Thanks to his efforts on behalf of crime victims, Phillips has received the Outstanding Victim Service Award by his peers within the District Attorney’s Office.

Phillips also has served as Supervising Attorney of the District Attorney’s Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking, Elder Abuse units and Consolidated Intake Division. In those capacities, he has supervised lawyers and administrative staff handling the management, review and filing decisions for thousands of cases per year.

Phillips serves as an Advanced POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) law enforcement instructor.  He is a 10-year volunteer Faculty Member at the UC Davis Medical School, where he has trained doctors in the field of forensic psychiatry and mental health for courtroom testimony.

Phillips earned his Juris Doctorate from McGeorge School of Law, where he was commencement speaker in 1997. He and his wife Hee Kim have two boys, Lucas and Bodie ages 8 and 6.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • College Democrats at Sacramento State
  • Black Young Democrats of Sacramento
  • Black Women Lead

Organizations (9)

  • Smart Justice California
  • Sacramento Central Labor Council
  • Democracy for America
  • Fem Dems of Sacramento
  • Latino Democratic Club
  • Real Justice
  • Sacramento Stonewall Democrats
  • Wellstone Progressive Democrats of Sacramento

Elected Officials (4)

  • Jay Hansen, Board Member, Sacramento Community Unified School District
  • Kevin McCarty, Assemblymember District 7
  • Fiona Ma, California Board of Equalization
  • Rob Bonta, Assemblymember District 18

Individuals (21)

  • Jay Richter, First Vice President, Kidder Mathews
  • John Renwick, Criminal Law Attorney
  • Chris Parker, Tax Attorney
  • Steven Meinrath, Counsel, California Senate Public Safety Committee (ret.)
  • Richard Ilharreguy, Deputy District Attorney Sacramento County
  • Mike Sharif, Political Director, California Young Democrats
  • Ronald Tochterman, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department (ret.)
  • Alex Traverso, Chief of Communications, California Bureau of Cannabis Control
  • Keith Umemoto, Member, Democratic National Committee
  • Julie Vera, Attorney at Law
  • Hugo Vera, Attorney at Law
  • Jeremy Wilson, Mental Health Advocate
  • Joshua White, Member, Black Young Democrats
  • David English, Deputy, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department (ret.)
  • Thomas Del Torre, Officer, San Francisco Police Department (ret.)
  • Zima Creason, President & CEO, Mental Health America – California (Board Member, San Juan Unified School District)
  • Dan Weitzman, Controller, California Democratic Party
  • Maggy Krell, Chief Counsel Planned Parenthood
  • Robbie Abelon, President, Sacramento County Young Democrats
  • Aref Aziz, Training Director, Organize Win Legislate Sacramento
  • Liah Burnley, President, Organize Win Legislate Sacramento

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