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San Francisco County, CA November 8, 2011 Election
 Smart Voter Ross Mirkarimi

Candidate for
Sheriff; City of San Francisco

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Biographical Highlights
  • 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
Top Priorities if Elected
  • 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.
Key Endorsements
  • Sheriff Mike Hennessey
  • Democratic Party
  • San Francisco Fire Fighters Local 798
Position Papers
Top Three Priorities
Much of my career has been spent in some sort of public safety occupation--from law enforcement to environmental investigation. As an armed investigator in the SF District Attorney's Office, my early law enforcement work focused on prosecution--helping the DA's office achieve successful convictions. As Supervisor, I inherited a District of high crime and low expectations. I worked with community groups and city government to reclaim neighborhoods from serious crime and tackle its roots.
Tackling Recidivism by Preparing for Reentry
Recidivism on a larger scale can no longer be treated as an afterthought, especially given the economic implications it has on our state budget. We're simply throwing away taxpayer dollars and front-loading police budgets by re-arresting the same offenders nearly 3 out of 4 times. This is not efficient or effective public safety.
Making Public Safety Realignment Work
Starting October 1, 2011 between 400-600 prisoners will be returned from State Prisons to our local jails. I have the right combination of law enforcement experience, legislative experience and political acumen to make sure San Francisco is prepared for this influx of prisoners.
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