An environmental activist and attorney who won the Democratic Party primary with the help of more than $300,000 from far-left mega donor George Soros is now the District Attorney in Cumberland County after winning her uncontested general election.
Jacqueline Sartoris, whose platform included not charging or dismissing many criminal cases against individuals under the age of 25, will now be the top prosecutor for Maine’s largest city, Portland.
Sartoris is just one of many progressive attorneys Soros and ideologically aligned groups have supported in a bid to transform criminal prosecutions at the state and local level.
Rachael Rollins, the current U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, previously served as the D.A. for Suffolk County, which contains Boston. During her tenure, she advocated for the non-prosecution of a host of non-violent crimes.
Sartoris’ campaign websites indicates that her preference is for fewer prosecutions and more alternative responses to crime.
She enter office as Portland experiences an uptick in crime.