Friday, December 28, 2007

San Francisco DA taps gay man to admin post

The San Francisco The Bay Area Reporter reports that San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris appointed veteran deputy district attorney Paul Henderson as head of administration at the beginning of December. His appointment to the new position creates a power team of openly queer managers running the district attorney's office: Martha Knutzen, a lesbian, is manager of legal operations; and Tim Silard, an openly gay man, is chief of policy.
"It was really a natural progression for my career," said Henderson, who worked under two other district attorneys: Arlo Smith and Terence Hallinan, "and dovetailed with some of my own personal interests."

Henderson, 40, who is openly gay, told the Bay Area Reporter that he is excited about his new job, in particular managing the Community Justice Center. This past spring, the district attorney's office partnered with Mayor Gavin Newsom to create " a collaborative, problem-solving service center with a court on site," according to a May news release announcing the program. The program was developed to help communities build safer neighborhoods through prevention and accountability of low-level crimes in a local setting, according to the release. more>>>
Congratulations Paul...keep pushin' on!

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