Terry Wiley

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Challenger

Background

Terry Wiley received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law [2]. At Berkeley, Wiley was a running back for the football team and a sprinter for the track and field team [1]. He has previously worked as an Assistant District Attorney (DA) for Alameda County since 1989 and an Assistant II DA since 2020 [2].

In the DA’s office, Wiley serves as the Director of Human Resources and the head of the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. He previously headed the Recruiting and Attorney Development Division and led the Alameda County DA’s partnership with the ACLU expungement program [1].  Wiley has served on the California State Bar Board of Trustees since 2016, the ABA Criminal Justice Standards Committee, the National Bar Association Board of Governors, and is a Senior Advisor to the California Association of Black Lawyers’ Board of Directors since 2020 [1, 2].

Key Issues

Public Safety

Wiley wants to increase community safety using a Crime Strategies Unit where an intelligence and data-driven prosecution team address specific crime trends, target priority offenders, and focus on the most violent offenders in Alameda County [1, 3]. Wiley wants to increase the timely and accurate sharing of criminal intelligence between the DA’s office and other law enforcement agencies [1].

Government

Wiley wants to increase transparency in the District Attorney’s office by providing data about which charges prosecutors decline to pursue and which sentences they request [1].

Law Enforcement

Wiley wants to reduce implicit bias among police using training and oversight. He wants to implement education and training requirements throughout people’s law enforcement careers [1, 3].

Environment

Wiley wants to protect the environment by holding corporations accountable for polluting communities with illegal dumping and hazardous waste [1].

Criminal Justice

Wiley wants to implement alternatives to sentencing for nonviolent property crimes and crimes of desperation [1]. He wants to reduce mass incarceration by addressing addiction, mental illness, and poverty [1, 3].

Endorsements

George Holland, Oakland NAACP President; John Burris, Civil Rights Attorney; Benjamin Crump, Civil Rights Attorney; Lonita Baker, Civil Rights Attorney; Eric Swalwell, US Congressman; Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, CA 16th District Assemblymember; Bill Quirk, CA Assemblyman D-Hayward; Christopher Sherry, CA State Law Enforcement Commander; Malia Cohen, Chair of the CA Board of Equalization; Henry ‘Hank’ Levy, Alameda County Treasurer; Michael Colbruno, Port of Oakland Commissioner; Preston Jordan, Albany Mayor; Libby Schaaf, Oakland Mayor; Malia Vella, Alameda Vice-Mayor; Jean Josey, Dublin Vice-Mayor; Mike McCorriston, Albany Councilmember; Peggy McQuaid, Albany Councilmember; Ben Bartlett, Berkeley City Councilmember; Teresa Cox, Fremont City Councilmember; Raj Salwan, Fremont City Councilmember; Conna McCarthy, Piedmont City Councilmember; Jack Balch, Pleasanton City Councilmember; Kathy Narum, Pleasanton City Councilmember; Yiben Shen, Alameda City Attorney; Barbara Parker, Oakland City Attorney; Johan Klehs, Former CA Assemblymember; Thomas Bates, Former Mayor of Berkeley and CA State Assemblymember; Tim Sbranti, Former Mayor of Dublin; Bill Harrison, Former Mayor of Fremont; John Marchand, Former Mayor of Livermore; Damone Hale, Former President of the SF Juvenile Probation Commission; Wendy Still, Former Alameda County Chief of Probation; Judith Ford, Honorable Retired Judge; D. Lowell Jensen, Retired US District Court of the Northern District of CA; Nichelle Holmes, Charles Houston Bar Association President; Chambord Benton-Hayes, Black Women Lawyers of Northern California President; Aileen Casanave, CA Association of Black Lawyers President; Jeff Dixon, Union Organizer for Sprinkler Fitters Local 483; Bishop Bob Jackson, Acts of Gospel Church; Pastor L.J. Jennings, Kingdom Builders Fellowship Church; Vernon Goins, Former President of the CA Association of Black Lawyers; Gordon Greenwood, Partner at Kazan, McClain, Satterly & Greenwood; African American Community Empowerment Council; Aisha Braveboy, States Attorney, Prince George County, Maryland; Meredith Brown, Partner at Atkinson, Adleson, Loya, Rufus & Romo; Christopher Sherry, CA Highway Patrol Commander; Lieutenant Aaron Smith, Oakland Black Officers Association President; CA Police Chiefs Association; American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees (AFSCME); Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA); Alameda County Prosecutors’ Association (ACPA); Building and Construction Trades Council of Alameda County (BCTC); Teamsters Joint Council 7 (Local 70, Local 853, Local 856, Local 2010); Sprinkler Fitters Local 483; Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 342; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 595; Carpenters Local 2236; Bay Cities Baptist Ministers Union; Alameda County Police Chiefs and Sheriffs Association; California District Attorney Investigators Association; Bay East Association of Realtors; Albany Democratic Club

Sources

1 Terry Wiley For DA
2 LinkedIn
3 Ballotpedia
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6 Oakland Side