Public asked to help pick sheriff

County officials are asking the public to submit potential interview questions and evaluation criteria for sheriff's candidates.

Nearly 50 candidates have applied to complete the term vacated by Michael S. Carona in January following his indictment on federal corruption charges. Jack Anderson, one of the candidates, is serving as acting sheriff.

The public can submit questions until Tuesday through a form on the county's website,, or in person during an afternoon session of the Board of Supervisors meeting that day. Supervisors are narrowing the field of candidates and plan to interview the finalists in a public hearing May 27, with a final decision June 3.

-- Christian Berthelsen

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