3 Reasons to Stand with Sally:
A Prosecutor Leading the DA’s Office
To protect victims and keep our community safe, we need a prosecutor leading the District Attorney’s office. Sally has served as a prosecutor in Madera, Fresno, and Merced counties over a 21-year career. In every case she takes, she is focused on putting the victim first.
Collaborating with Madera County’s Justice Partners
Madera County is growing at a faster rate than ever before. To properly ensure our community’s safety, the District Attorney’s Office needs to work hand-in-hand with the Sheriff’s Department, Probation, and victim advocates. As our DA, Sally will make collaboration the top priority and present a united front to protect law and order.
Prosecuting Violent Criminals to the Fullest Extent
Disastrous decisions by Sacramento politicians have made it harder to keep our county safe. That’s why prosecutors must prosecute violent criminals to the furthest extent. To ensure this, the District Attorney’s Office needs to work diligently to ensure that cases are airtight and ready to try. This is the only method to holding the line on violent crime.
Sally Moreno was born and raised here in the Central Valley and graduated from San Joaquin Memorial High School in 1985.
During her undergraduate years at UC Santa Barbara, Sally was involved in ROTC, and was commissioned an officer in the Army Military Police Corps. After graduation, Sally worked as a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department. A qualified airborne, Sally served during Desert Storm and received the Joint Service Commendation Medal.
Sally returned to her roots and moved back to the Valley after Desert Storm and attended San Joaquin College of Law. She began her career as a prosecutor in Merced in 1996. After taking time off to have children, Sally came to the Madera County D.A.’s Office as an experienced prosecutor in 2011. Once there, she immediately found success and was promoted to supervisor and tasked to handle homicides and other complex cases while supervising the specialty units in the office. Sally was the Supervising Deputy District Attorney in Madera when she left to join the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office in July of 2015.
Sally first moved to the Madera Ranchos in the early 1990s and fell in love with the community. She is proud to be raising her children here. She and her husband Sergio have been happily married for 24 years and have four children, ages 19, 17, 12, and 10.
Sally has dedicated her professional career to protecting and serving her community.
From being a police officer, to Desert Storm Army veteran, to homicide prosecutor, Sally has always been on the frontline of making her community safer. She’ll do the same as our District Attorney.
A PROVEN RECORD OF RESULTS
Sally is a proven prosecutor with countless convictions that have kept the streets of the Central Valley safe. Below is a selection of some of Sally’s toughest cases:
- Victor Yslas – Sentenced to 207 years to Life
- Andrew Jackson Holder – Sentenced 131 years to Life
- David Jaquez – Sentenced 46 years to Life
- Marcos Palomar – Sentenced 41 years to Life
- Luis Moreno – Sentenced to 21 years to Life
- Cesar Moreno – Sentenced to 19 years to Life
- Isidro Munguia Maravilla – Sentenced to 15 to Life
- Kenneth Jackson – Sentenced to 30 years
- Alice Waterman – Sentenced to 10 years
MOST EXPERIENCED CANDIDATE
The elected District Attorney is ultimately responsible for every prosecution in the office.
Obviously, Deputy District Attorneys do most of the actual prosecutions. But an experienced elected official can help them avoid ethical and prosecutorial pitfalls; maximize their effectiveness and efficiency; and create a culture where regardless of the hurdles and distractions created by individual cases, public safety remains the first priority. In order to do this, a broad understanding of the ins and outs of prosecuting different types of cases is an absolute necessity.
Sally has personally and successfully been the lead/sole prosecutor on all sorts of cases including, (but not limited to):
- Domestic Violence
- DUIs, standard and serious injury
- Sexual Assault
- Gang Violence
- Child Sexual Assault
- One Strike Cases (serious sex offenders)
- Human Trafficking
- Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
- Cold Cases
- Elder Abuse
- DNA Cases
- DUI (Watson) Murder
- 10-20-Life Cases
- Drug Sales / including asset forfeiture
- Auto Theft
- Fraud Cases
- Ag Related Theft
- Three Strikes Cases