United Public Employees, Largest Sacramento County Independent Public Sector Union, Endorses Thien

At the District Attorney’s Office, UPE members include victim advocates and clerical staff


SACRAMENTO – United Public Employees today announced their endorsement of prosecutor Thien Ho in his campaign for Sacramento County District Attorney, joining a growing list of prominent elected, law enforcement and community leaders supporting him. The 4,000 strong UPE represents workers across county offices and courts.

"Thien Ho has the management, budget and prosecutorial experience needed to be Sacramento County's next District Attorney,” said James Starr, Chair of the United Public Employees. “Thien will provide a balanced approach that protects all of our communities, provides justice for victims and ensures everyone is served equally. The 4,000 members of United Public Employees, including those that work in the Office of the District Attorney, strongly support Thien Ho for District Attorney."

Ho’s campaign has opened a wide lead in fundraising with more than $519,000 in 2021.


As a refugee who fled Vietnam seeking freedom and opportunities for a better life, Thien Ho is the embodiment of the American Dream. As a lawyer with 23 years of experience, Thien has pursued justice every time he steps into the courtroom. As a deputy district attorney, Thien has prosecuted the most violent and dangerous criminals, including the East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer. As the Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney for Sacramento County, Thien manages and oversees an entire bureau of lawyers who protect the public, collaborate with community partners, and guard the integrity of the criminal justice system.