May 13, 2014
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Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus married Terrance Cheung, the chief of staff in Supervisor John Gioia’s office, last weekend in Berkeley.

The East Bay Express has more details on the nuptial, calling Magnus and Cheung a “political power couple” whose wedding guests included Congressman George Miller, Richmond’s mayor and several councilmembers, Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates, state Senators Loni Hancock and Mark DeSaulnier, Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner and of course Contra Costa Supervisor Gioia.

The wedding was “simple and elegant, which was in keeping with the couple’s low key style,” The Express reported.

A police official told the Richmond Standard that Magnus wanted to keep the event as private as possible.  In eight years as chief, Magnus has been credited for significantly reducing the city’s crime rate through community policing tactics, among other methods.

The Express also reported that Magnus is the first openly gay male police chief to be married, noting that last year Minneapolis’ police chief was one of the first openly gay female chiefs to marry.


  1. Congratulations and good wishes for your new life together.

    Colleen Vaughan | May 14th, 2014

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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.