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Captain Paul Miyamoto Kicks Off His Campaign for San Francisco Sheriff on the steps of City Hall

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Luke Thomas of Fog City Journal has thoroughly covered Captain Paul Miyamoto’s campaign kickoff on the steps of City Hall yesterday.

So check out his report on the now-hot race to become your sheriff for the next decade or two.

Seems like a big turnout to me:

Via Luke Thomas ©

All the deets:

“Miyamoto Brings Unmatched Experience to Sheriff’s Race

Paul Miyamoto Announces Candidacy for Sheriff; Cites Key Endorsements and 15 Years in the Department

San Francisco, CA – Captain Paul Miyamoto announced his candidacy for San Francisco Sheriff today before supporters on the steps of City Hall. Miyamoto is the only candidate for Sheriff with experience at every level and in every division of the Sheriff’s Department.

“I’m running for Sheriff because the people of San Francisco deserve a Sheriff’s Department that is free from politics and political game playing,” said Miyamoto. “Law enforcement responsibilities should not be used as a political stepping stones or political maneuvers. I offer 15 years of law enforcement service to the people of this great city and I humbly ask for your vote because this Department needs serious leadership. We need experience not politics.”

Captain Miyamoto also has extensive management experience at the SF Sheriff’s Department, spending the past two years leading and directly implementing inmate rehabilitation programs. He was directly responsible for creating the Sheriff’s Department’s Field Training Manual, passing on crucial knowledge from his vast experiences in the field to his fellow deputies.

As Sheriff, Captain Miyamoto plans to dedicate his service to public safety by continuing to follow through and improve upon the innovative rehabilitation programs brought upon by Sheriff Michael Hennessey. He plans to ensure the effective re-integration of former inmates to make a positive and safe impact within the San Francisco community.

He stated: “In the coming months, I hope to talk with voters about keeping our neighborhoods safe in the face of dwindling resources. It will take all of us working together to promote an efficient and independent Sheriff’s Department, free from politics, with an eye towards improved professional operations.”

“I’m a Chinese and Japanese-American, but at home I eat Filipino food,” joked Miyamoto, whose wife is of Filipino descent. For Captain Miyamoto, serving the diverse population of San Francisco is steadfastly at the core of the family business. He met his wife LeeAnn in 1996 while both were serving as SF Sheriff’s deputies. His father, Phillip, served as a judge for 30 years in the State Court of Appeals. Mother Ella has been a longtime volunteer at the Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth in San Francisco. Together with his wife, Captain Miyamoto takes great pride and heart in raising their brood of 5 young children, ages 9, 7 and triplets 3 in the city of San Francisco.

Captain Miyamoto grew up in San Francisco, leaving the city only to earn his Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of California at Davis. For over a decade, he has been a regular member of the SFPD’s Lion Dance team performing at the annual SF Chinese New Year Parade. Paul was joined today by the White Crane Lion Dancers, one of the most prestigious Chinese New Year dancing companies.

Miyamoto has been endorsed by Former State Senator Quentin Kopp, Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, Former Supervisor Bevan Dufty, Former Director of the Department of Emergency Management Vicki Hennessy, Former Chief of Police Dr. Anthony Ribera, and the San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association”

Captain Paul Miyamoto Kicks Off His Campaign for Sheriff of San Francisco on June 28th at City Hall

Friday, June 24th, 2011

All I know about the race to become the next Sheriff of San Francisco is that the slogan “Experience, Not Politics” is aimed directly at District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi.

Otherwise, I don’t know a thing, I have nothing to offer on this topic.

Anyway, here’s the kickoff announcement for Captain Paul:

MIYAMOTO TO KICK OFF CANDIDACY

CAPTAIN PAUL MIYAMOTO WILL ANNOUNCE HIS CANDIDACY FOR SHERIFF

Captain Paul Miyamoto who has served San Francisco as a deputy sheriff for 15 years will be officially announcing his candidacy for San Francisco Sheriff. The kickoff for his campaign will be a family event, and attendees can expect to see the White Crane Lion Dancers, one of the most prestigious dancing companies, open the event along with other local performers present to entertain the crowd. Captain Miyamoto wishes to bring the Sheriff’s Department into a closer relationship with the community, starting with his kickoff. Helping to introduce him will be his wife LeeAnn and Chief Deputy Vicki Hennessy.

Who: Captain Paul Miyamoto, LeeAnn Miyamoto, and Chief Deputy Vicki Hennessy

When: Tuesday, June 28, 2011–4:30pm

Where: City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102 at the Steps of the Polk Street entrance

Visuals: White Crane Lion Dancers and musicians

Dennis Herrera Throws Down: Explains the Gritty Nitty of Today’s Prop 8 Gay Marriage Ruling

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

City Attorney Dennis J. Herrera‘s office does a good job of explaining today’s ruling from Judge Walker on the Perry vs. Schwarzenegger case.

It’s pretty accessible (compared with the actual ruling itself) and not too long, so why not give it a read?

“S.F.’s arguments, evidence lent key assist to federal ruling that Prop 8 is unconstitutional

Failure to relate ‘a legitimate state interest’ pivotal to U.S. District Court finding that Prop 8 violates U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment

SAN FRANCISCO (Aug. 4, 2010) — A federal court decision that today found Proposition 8 in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses relied on key arguments and evidence presented by City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s office about the adverse governmental consequences of the 2008 ballot measure, which eliminated fundamental marriage rights for same-sex partners in California.”

San Francisco’s Happy Warrior, DJH:

“Herrera’s motion to intervene in the case originally brought by the American Foundation for Equal Rights on behalf of two California couples was granted by Judge Walker nearly a year ago.  In doing so, the court held that the City and County of San Francisco was the only party in the case — including the Governor and State Attorney General — then willing to represent a public sector interest on the question of the initiative’s validity.  At trial, Herrera’s office provided extensive evidence that state and local governments derive societal and economic benefits when same-sex couples enjoy equal marriage rights — and, conversely, that denying such rights inflicts grave harm on lesbians and gay men, which in turn imposes significant  costs on government and society.  The City’s case made a showing that when governments participate in discrimination against their own citizens, there can be little hope of eradicating private discrimination.

The rest of it, after the jump.

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