When the difficult topic of domestic violence victims came up last year in a vote, I stood with the victims while David Campos did not. [David Chiu, 2/13/14]
As the battle between second-term San Francisco Board of Supervisors members David Campos and David Chiu for the hearts (and votes) of California's 17th Assembly District heats up, things are starting to get a little exciting!
Last night, at an AD 17 Town Hall meeting, Chiu was asked "How have you championed women's issues?" His response was a pointed one, clearly referring to his opponent's decision to give SF Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi his job back. As you might recall, Mirkarimi was suspended from his position after a conviction for false imprisonment following a New Year's Day, 2012 fight with his wife. Mirkarimi needed only three votes to get his job back, and he got four, from Supes Olague, Campos, Avalos, and Kim.
Chiu has also announced on Facebook that he'll be at City Hall for One Billion Rising for Justice "to end violence against women" this afternoon. While Campos makes no such announcement, he did record a PSA for the event in 2013.
Previously on SFist:
Live-Blogging Ross Mirkarimi's Judgment Day