Brown officially sworn in
as San Francisco mayoral candidate
Mayoral candidate h. brown is officially sworn in
as candidate for Mayor of San Francisco at the Department of Elections
July 26, 2007, 9:49 a.m
San Francisco Court
publisher, and satirical muckraker, h. brown, was officially sworn
in as candidate for Mayor of San Francisco yesterday.
Brown, 63, who lives in a single residence occupancy (SRO) in
the Tenderloin, joins Wilma Pang and George Davis as the only
mayoral candidates to have filed their required nominating petitions
and who have paid the required fee for entering the mayor's race.
Brown's nominating petition signatures include Supervisors Sean
Elsbernd and Ross Mirkarimi.
Brown, who is not connected to any monied pay-to-play forces,
is running on a platform of cleaning up city government and promises
to "fire all 61 department heads," replacing them with
"veteran City employees from within those departments, agencies
Brown's qualifications include:
"My expertise is in political analysis, public safety and
program development for the behaviorally disturbed. I hold a Master's
degree in Special Education from Clemson University. I have other
degrees and certifications in Fire Technology, Cryptology and
Emergency Medical care.
"I am a Viet Nam era veteran of the U.S. Navy. I spent the
vast majority of my 47 years of work in public service. I've been
a firefighter, teacher, coach and I built and operated a large
jazz club in my youth.
"For the past decade I've covered the political beat at
San Francisco City Hall for a variety of publications. My medium
is political satire and I've written over a thousand columns ranging
from profane to mundane."