From the moment suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi learned that he could be charged with domestic violence against his wife, he started making calculations with his campaign manager on how to avoid personal and political fallout. Read More
Updated election results Thursday gave Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi a victory in the San Francisco sheriff race, becoming the first new face to lead the department in more than 30 years.“Our position of victory is quite secure,” Mirkarimi told reporters. Read More
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi remained the clear front-runner Wednesday evening in the race to be the next San Francisco sheriff, although his two main contenders remained mathematically alive, with some votes left uncounted.
Click on the photo at right to see a chart on the San Francisco sheriff race results. Read More
Ross Mirkarimi held a lead over Chris Cunnie and Paul Miyamoto in a three-way race for San Francisco sheriff, but the outcome of the contest remains undecided. David Wong also entered the race, but was a distant fourth after Tuesday’s voting. Read More
San Francisco voters have not had to think about the office of sheriff for more than three decades — such has been their steady reliance on the man who has held the job for 31 years, Michael Hennessey. Read More
San Francisco has had the same sheriff for more than 30 years, but this November, as the public safety department faces a new major challenge, voters will select a new leader to take over.
Sheriff Michael Hennessey announced his retirement in February, marking the end of an era of steady leadership by a man well-liked and praised for his innovative programs to help the incarcerated turn their lives around. Read More
Four candidates for San Francisco sheriff are cemented on the November ballot as of Wednesday afternoon, when Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi filed signatures to make it official in the last waning hours before the deadline. The candidate list also includes Chris Cunnie, Paul Miyamoto and David Wong. Cunnie, the former San Francisco police union boss, has netted endorsements from U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Attorney General Kamala Harris and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. Read More
Candidate for San Francisco sheriff Chris Cunnie picked up a couple of high-profile endorsements in Chinatown this morning from former police Chief Heather Fong and retired Judge Harry Low.In a news conference at the historic Portsmouth Square, Cunnie — a former cop as well as undersheriff — emphasized his connection to the Chinatown area, where he said his father lived for many years and Cunnie worked at the Central police station. Read More
If life went according to script, we could write our own endings.
But no one knows better than Chris Cunnie that the plot rarely follows suit. If so, we wouldn’t have a scenario where the old sheriff is about to tell an aspiring sheriff there’s actually a new sheriff in town. Read More
What once appeared to be a one-horse race for sheriff in November is looking more and more interesting, with a protege of the current sheriff likely joining a politically savvy supervisor and a popular sheriff’s deputy who are both already in the running. Read More