Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
With less than four weeks to go before the December runoff, incumbent District Attorney Terence Hallinan is shaking up his campaign staff. Since the Nov. 4 general election, Hallinan’s paid campaign consultant and spokesman, Bob Henderson, has switched to a volunteer role. And Hallinan’s added three other workers to his payroll. “We’re bolstering up our staff for the runoff,” Hallinan said. Hallinan’s opponent, Deputy City Attorney Kamala Harris, has hired one new staff member since the Nov. 4 election, said campaign consultant Jim Stearns. Julia Adams replaced Darcy Brown, who left for health reasons, he said. Hallinan’s core general-election staff consisted of Henderson, campaign manager Sueanne McNeil and fund-raising and special events manager Michael Ramos. McNeil and Ramos remain on staff, while Tess O’Leary has joined Hallinan’s campaign as a second fund-raiser. Laurie Beijen has been hired as spokeswoman to handle the press. Political consultant Doug Comstock has also joined the Hallinan team, and his specific areas of responsibility are being hammered out, the candidate said. Henderson’s contract ended and wasn’t renewed, but he’s still consulting for the campaign on a voluntary basis, Hallinan said. “Bob did a good job,” he said. But “a runoff is a totally different race from a general election. � We just decided to put together a different team.” Henderson remains loyal. He noted that he and former Fazio staff member Parrish Spisz accompanied Hallinan as volunteers to an endorsement meeting Wednesday for the San Francisco Democratic Party. “We agree on who the best candidate for district attorney is,” Henderson said. O’Leary, the new fund-raiser, came to Hallinan from Bill Fazio’s losing DA campaign. Comstock worked on the mayoral campaign for Angela Alioto, who also missed a spot in the December runoff. And Beijen, a past president of the San Francisco Women’s Political Committee and the San Francisco chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus, counts Carole Migden, chairwoman of the State Board of Equalization, among her former bosses. “As a campaign you try to do everything you can with the least amount of resources,” Beijen said, so during Hallinan’s general-election campaign, “Everybody was just doing everything, and spread really thin. “Coming into the last weeks of the election, it makes sense to have more specialized roles.”

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.