A friend of mine today provided me with the rules from the Secretary of State for "Write-In Candidates". It reads:
In order to become a write-in candidate in the general election, file a Declaration of Write-In Candidacy with the Secretary of State or your county judge, as appropriate, no earlier than July 27, 2008, and no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 26, 2008. Your declaration must be accompanied by either a filing fee or a nominating petition signed by a certain number of qualified voters.
The rules for a Write-In Candidate for District Attorney requires a filing fee of either $1,250 or a petition of 500 signatures. If a person complies with one or the other, they can be official, eligible "write-in" candidates for the D.A.'s race. They won't be on the ballot, but you can fill them in if you want to.
So, if you want to run, get your closest 500 friends to sign your petition and make it a possibility!
If I were to run, I think I would announce up front that I drink alcohol and cuss like a sailor. It might offend the delicate and duplicitous Terry Lowry, but that's how life goes in the real world of Public Service.