Tess, a seasoned legal professional with experience as a prosecutor, criminal defense attorney, and civil rights attorney, is a candidate for Bronx District Attorney. She has worked on various cases, ranging from prosecuting doctors for distributing oxycodone to representing individuals who were wrongly convicted and advocating for victims of sexual assault. Her experience has given her firsthand insight into the systemic failures of the criminal justice system in the Bronx.
Tess is committed to implementing evidence-based criminal justice reforms that prioritize public safety while reducing mass incarceration. She believes in focusing resources on prosecuting those who cause real harm to communities and working to close the Rikers Island jail. As the next Bronx DA, Tess will use her expertise to make the Bronx a safer place for everyone.