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San Francisco County, CA November 8, 2011 Election
Sheriff; City of San Francisco Voter Information

Ranked choice final/initial votes (details)

Candidates (1 Elected, Rank Your Choices)
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Ross Mirkarimi Click here for more information about this candidate 86592/70457 votes 53.5%

  • Occupation: Supervisor
  • Chair, Public Safety Committee
  • Member, Budget Committee
  • D.A. Investigator, Special Prosecutions Unit, San Francisco District Attorney's Office, specializing in enviromental and economic crimes
  • Advanced environmental crime training from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia
  • Police Academy Class President
  • Veteran, US Naval Reserves with an honorable discharge
  • Improve Public Safety in San Francisco: Throughout the city, our neighborhood safety is entwined with the repeat offender rate, which hovers at 64 %.
  • Make Public Safety Realignment Work: San Francisco needs to step up its approach to effective rehabilitation and reentry.
  • Save the City Money - Help SFPD: Without depleting staffing resources, the Sheriff's Department can assist the SFPD in shared duties.
Paul Miyamoto Click here for more information about this candidate 75137/49814 votes 46.4%
  • Occupation: San Francisco Sheriff's Capatain
  • Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of California, Davis
  • Ensuring the reintegration of individuals from our custody into our community.
  • Continuing Sheriff Hennessey's approach to balancing the policies of Secured Communities and the Sanctuary City Status of San Francisco.
  • Re-examining the organizational structure of the Sheriff's Department to ensure efficiency in continuing Sheriff Hennessey's legacy.
Chris Cunnie Click here for more information about this candidate /53213/51602 votes 29.5%
  • Occupation: Attorney General's Advisor
  • Former San Francisco Undersheriff under Sheriff Michael Hennessey
  • Former Chief of Investigations under District Attorney Kamala Harris
  • Former Director of Emergency Communications under Mayor Gavin Newsom
  • Former President of the San Francisco Police Officers Association
  • Former Chair of the Board of Walden House, San Francisco's leading treatment center
  • 17-year San Francisco police officer, twice-decorated for bravery
  • Our most important safety challenge is the realignment process and the return of inmates from the state prison system back to San Francisco.
  • To succeed, we need to break the habit of city and state agencies working in silos and bring law enforcement and the community together.
  • I will bring all my experencies together - as a leader in law enforcement and a leader in the treatment community - to keep San Francisco safe.
David Wong Click here for more information about this candidate /11360 votes 6.2%
  • Occupation: Former Deputy Sheriff
  • 20 years in Law Enforcement with the San Francisco Sheriff Department
  • Former President of the Deputy Sheriff's Association
  • Former Elected Member of the San Francisco Democratic Central Committee
  • Former Delegate to San Francisco Labor Council
  • Former Community Youth Center, Board of Directors
  • 20 year volunteer for Self-Help for the Elderly
  • I will take a hands-on approach to running the department and I will lead the community through consensus.
  • I will plan for actual life skill training course for the sentenced people enable them to be productive toward society making safer San Francisco
  • I will increase programs and funds for youth programs that will create alternative to crime and enable to lead them to a productive lives

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