FRANCISCO — (Oct. 4, 2011) The University of San Francisco (USF) will host a
debate featuring the top three candidates running for San Francisco sheriff on
campus Wednesday, October 12 from 6-8
p.m. in USF’s Lone Mountain Conference Center, room 100 (2800 Turk, between
Masonic and Parker). This event is free
and the public is encouraged to attend.
candidates include Chris Cunnie, Ross Mirkarimi, and Paul Miyamoto. The debate
will begin with opening statements from each candidate, followed by questions
from moderator Yumi Wilson. Wilson is an assistant professor of Journalism at
San Francisco State University, and was a reporter and editor at various
publications, including the Associated Press and San Francisco Chronicle.
than three decades on the job, Mike Hennessey is the only sheriff some San
Franciscans have ever known. Since he
has decided not to run, the race for San Francisco’s next sheriff is on. With
no incumbent in the running for the first time in 30-years, this promises to be
a thrilling race. Hot button issues discussed Wednesday evening will include
reforming the county jail system, rehabilitating thousands of nonviolent felons,
and the realignment plans for crowded prisons.
excited to host this debate and provide a forum where voters can really get a
sense of the issues, and the candidates themselves,” said Tony Ribera, director
of USF’s International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership, and organizer
of the sheriff debate. “With the tremendous increase in prisoner population
occurring, the strategies of the new sheriff will be critical to San Francisco.
Our hope is that this debate will help the voters understand the issues.”
Lone Mountain campus room 100 is located at 2800 Turk Blvd., between Masonic
and Parker in San Francisco. Members of the media are invited to cover this
event. Please RSVP to be added to the press list by contacting Anne-Marie
Devine at firstname.lastname@example.org or
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