New Sheriff in Town?

Photo essay: On the campaign trail with Ross Mirkarimi

by Nazy Kaviani

Earlier this month, my friends Luna Shad, Mehran, and I went to see San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi in his office in San Francisco’s City Hall. Ross (Rostam) is running for Sheriff in the upcoming November 2011 election. Though he enjoys a lot of important endorsements, including the current San Francisco Sheriff, Mike Hennessey, and the that of the Democratic Party, the competition is tight and tough. Ross has called San Francisco home for 27 years. A graduate of San Francisco's Police Academy, Ross served nine years as an armed San Francisco District Attorney Investigator. Elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2004, he served twice as Chair of the Public Safety Committee and passed landmark community policing, police reform and re-entry legislation. Ross lives in the Western Addition with his wife, Eliana Lopez and their 2-year old son. See campaign video clip for Ross' campaign. This is the website for his campaign: Ross Mirkarimi for Sheriff headquarters is located at: 219 Seventh Street at Howard, San Francisco, CA 94103; contact phone number: 415-690-8781

Photos by Luna Shad


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by Hafez for Beginners on

Ross Mirkarimi's competence, as well as his interest in "showcasing the history and culture of Iran" made me "click" and donate!

Thanks for a very informative presentation.

Payam Mim

Good luck!

by Payam Mim on

Wishing Mr. Karimi good luck in his future career, excellent job Nazy jan. Thanks for the photo essay.  

Mash Ghasem

I'm getting confused in here

by Mash Ghasem on

All these years me thought Shazdeh was the sheriff of San Farnsisco, now this Aghay Rostam is going to be the sheriff? What's going on? Mirza ver are you?


Professional and Interesting

by Monda on

Well done Nazy, Luna and Mehran!

I am sending this link to all of the SF residents in my list of contacts.

iraj khan

Simple, Accurate and Informative

by iraj khan on


I believe this report represents iranian dotcom at its best. Reading and following reports such as this helps the positive energy flow inside us once again.

Having a progressive Iranian American as the Sheriff of a major U.S. city is going to help us as a community in the entire U.S. We know he'll be there for us if the going gets tough due to the new allegations against Iran and implicating an Iranian American in the 'terror plot'.

Thanks all for the report, great job.



by farshadjon on

Great blog as usual, Nazy Khanum!

Thank you.



Multiple Personality Disorder

I hope he wins,,,

by Multiple Personality Disorder on

I met Ross in the last Norooz event. He seems to be a great politician.  I would have voted for him if I lived in San Francisco.  I hope he wins.  It would be a plus for our community.

The pictures look great.  

Ali Lakani

An important time for Iranian Americans

by Ali Lakani on

This is an important moment for our community in the US. All the power to Ross Mirkarimi and his campaign.

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

One of the best photo essays in recent memory. Bravo Nazy and Luna!

And good luck Ross :)