FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Candidate for San Diego County Sheriff Dave Myers agrees to waive
rights and protections to achieve “level playing field” for debate
February 27, 2018
SAN DIEGO, CA – This morning, Dave Myers, candidate for San Diego County Sheriff agreed to waive the rights and protections conferred to him under Penal Code 832.7, which states peace officer personnel records and records maintained by any state or local agency which relate to complaints from members of the public are confidential.
According to a statement issued by Gore’s campaign in response to multiple potential debate hosts, “the law prohibits Sheriff Gore from commenting on the manner in which his opponent performs his duties, absent a waiver from his opponent that would release the Sheriff from these constraints.”
Gore’s statement goes on to say “while unable to participate in a debate or forum without a waiver from the Sheriff’s opponent, he can participate in a speaking opportunity separate from his opponent.”
Myers stated: “Sheriff Gore has refused to debate me, citing his inability as my boss to discuss my performance and character. By signing this waiver, I have agreed to his conditions. I truly hope he keeps his word. The voters deserve a debate.” Myers conveyed skepticism in a video posted to his campaign’s social media pages, in which he says of his opponent, “I’m calling his bluff.”
The waiver signed by Myers ostensibly sets the stage for both candidates to participate in a forum sponsored by the Clairemont Town Council and moderated by the League of Women Voters at 6:30 this Thursday, March 1st at Clairemont High School.
Dave Myers is a 32-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department who currently serves as a Sheriff’s Commander. Myers is the only challenger to sitting Sheriff Bill Gore in an election that will likely be decided in the June primary. Gore was last reelected in 2014, when he ran unopposed for the position.
Contact: Johnathan Parker
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