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“I’m running because public defense work is my calling- a calling rooted in the spirit of our clients, their families, the Public Defender’s Office staff, and the larger communities in this city. I know that tightening the community support network is imperative to making sure that clients and their families have the support they need to escape the criminal legal system.”

– Mano Raju



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“Mano has a keen intellect, he is an exceptional trial lawyer—he may be the very best I’ve seen. Mano understands that the work of the Public Defender has to be rooted in the community. I know that he’s going to do a terrific job carrying on Jeff Adachi’s legacy.”
— 
Matt Gonzalez, Chief Attorney of the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office

“As the Training Director and Felony Manager, Mano has always been approachable while mentoring and encouraging every single person in our office to be a better version of themself for the interest of our clients. Each attorney in our office is a better person, in part because of him.”
— 
Michelle Tong, Deputy Public Defender

“Mano is a legend… I have witnessed him win cases that every other attorney in the world would have lost.”
— 
Lateef Gray, John Burris Law Firm