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The Race for Sonoma County Sheriff has four candidates vying for the office. If one of the candidates receives 50% of the vote plus one on the Primary Day June 7, 2022, that candidate will win the race and will not be required to participate in a runoff vote on Election Day November 8, 2022
NorCal Public Media offers profiles of each of the candidates, along with in-depth stories presented on KRCB 104.9, Sonoma County's NPR Station. 
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"The leader sets the tone," Burke said. "And I think from day one, the elected sheriff needs to go in and shake hands with IOLERO, shake hand with the auditor, have a strong relationship with the [Community Advisory Committee] and working on how we can take that annual report and make it so it doesn't have that much conflict over outcomes. And that will go a long way to establish again community trust and strengthen that relationship outside. So, I think there's and opportunity there for the next sheriff and one that I will absolutely embrace from day one."


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“We've created a community round table called CREED, Community Roundtable for Equity, Engagement, and Diversity. There are eighteen members of that group that represent large swaths of Sonoma County. So, members of the BIPOC community, members from the Sonoma Valley, northern parts of the county, the western parts of the county. So, it's really a group that works with the Sheriff's Office in bringing the community's concerns to us. Additionally, as sheriff, I would pledge to be in the community as well attending community meetings. Not just meetings that we are invited to, but meetings that we know of and attend," said Engram.


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"I joined the San Francisco police department in 1981," Tennenbaum said. "I spent the two years prior to that as a paramedic on the city ambulances working the streets of San Francisco. Throughout my 32-year career as a police officer, I worked in many diverse communities in San Francisco: Chinatown, North Beach, the Tenderloin, the Bayview/Hunters Point, Japantown, the Mission District... and in every one of those neighborhoods, I learned the different needs of those communities, and the one common denominator was that everybody in those communities wanted to be heard. And that's something that I Iearned was very important."


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"I did nine years on patrol and while I was there I was in the field training program,” Edmonds said. “I was a field training officer. In fact, I trained many new recruits. I was on the SWAT team. After patrol I did four years in the violent crimes/homicide unit and I worked on a lot of cases that all of you have heard about if you've been in Sonoma County for a while, including I was the lead investigator on the Ramon Salcido mass murders. I pushed hard as a detective for four years and then I was promoted to sergeant. I did that for eight years and while I was there, I was in charge of the field training program. I was the lieutenant in charge of the investigation bureau for three years. And then finally I did six years at the command rank of captain."

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