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Supervisors Appoint Gore SD Sheriff

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Above: Bill Gore speaks on the record about being appointed County of San Diego Sheriff, followed by reaction from local editors.

— The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today appointed Undersheriff Bill Gore to serve out the remaining term of retiring Sheriff Bill Kolender.

Gore will serve as the county’s Sheriff for the next 18 months. Voters will choose someone to serve in the position in 2010. Gore had faced competition from four other candidates but received the majority of votes from the Supervisors. Gore says he’ll maintain the department accountability and professionalism.

“My pledge to you would be a simple one. I want to make San Diego County the safest urban county in the United States, bar none,” he says.

Gore is also planning to run for the position in 2010, as are lawmen Jim Duffy and Jay LaSuer who were also vying to be appointed. Gore says he would work to run the sheriff’s department efficiently. He says the department’s budget is $25 million less than it was last year.

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jdadian | June 16, 2009 at 8:56 p.m. ― 7 years, 9 months ago

This article says, "Voters will choose someone to serve in the position in November 2010" which is a little misleading. Actually, voters may choose someone in June 2010. If a candidate gets 50%+1 vote in June, the election is over and the race doesn't appear on the November ballot. It is the non-partisan runoff system.

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Nathan Gibbs | June 18, 2009 at 12:27 p.m. ― 7 years, 9 months ago

jdadian, your comment is correct. The story has been updated.

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