SF Sheriff Mirkarimi Loses Re-election Bid, Hennessey In

Ross Mirkarimi got swamped by a 62-31 margin.

The votes favored Vicki Hennessey, a retired sheriff’s official, who had support from the re-elected Mayor Ed Lee as well as the sheriff deputies association.

Mirkarimi endured a shaky tenure as Sheriff, especially with the recent controversy being the summer killing of Kate Steinle by an undocumented Mexican man who had been released from a San Francisco jail despite federal immigration officials requesting him be detained.

Mirkarimi had also had his driver’s license revoked in August through what he described as a paperwork screw up.

Vicki Hennessey is not new to the Sheriff’s post. Hennessey was actually appointed by Mayor Lee as a temporary replacement to Mirkarimi when he declined the Mayor’s 24-hour ultimatum to resign over domestic violence charges shortly after he was sworn in.

So they probably don’t want to see each other at the office anytime soon.

More on SF’s change in Sheriff can be found here.


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