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San Francisco Mayoral Race

Will San Francisco End Its Controversial Ranked-Choice Voting System?

| Posted 01.16.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Lance Williams Ranked-choice voting was the cure for what ails American politics, boos...

'We've Been Waiting For This Historic Opportunity For Many, Many Decades'

AP | By BETH DUFF-BROWN | Posted 01.13.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Bowing deeply and shaking hands with shopkeepers along the streets of Chinatown, San Francisco's newly elected mayor understands the ...

'Jobs,' [Willie Brown] Said

Arthur Bruzzone | Posted 01.09.2012 | San Francisco
Arthur Bruzzone

The issues of the 2011 San Francisco mayor's race, the tax measures winning around the San Francisco Bay Area, even the protests in Oakland, will not create one single job.

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The Results Are In: San Francisco Has A New Mayor, Sheriff, District Attorney

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.09.2012 | San Francisco

At the conclusion of ranked-choice voting, it looks like Ed Lee will be able to take the "Interim" out of his title and become San Francisco's first A...

Mister Mayor? Not So Fast

AP | BETH DUFF-BROWN and MARCUS WOHLSEN | Posted 01.09.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Interim Mayor Ed Lee is poised to become San Francisco's first elected Asian-American mayor. With some 85 percent of the vote c...

So What's Up With This Rank Choice Voting System?

AP | By BETH DUFF-BROWN | Posted 01.07.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Karla Jones knows that voting in the upcoming election for San Francisco mayor won't be as simple as completing the arrow next to one...

Will San Francisco Elect Its First Asian-American Mayor?

AP | By BETH DUFF-BROWN | Posted 12.30.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Jeff Adachi says he grew up hearing the stories of his Japanese-American family's internment during World War II. "They lost everyth...

I'm A Proud Gay Dad Who Happens To Be Running For San Francisco Mayor

Bevan Dufty | Posted 10.26.2011 | Gay Voices
Bevan Dufty

I've always sought to break ground in standing up for LGBT families -- so, of course, I'm proud that my first ad in the San Francisco mayor's race shows me as a parent and father, the most important job I could ever hope to hold.

THE GAV HAS CHOSEN: Gavin Newsom Announces Mayoral Endorsement

AP | BETH DUFF-BROWN | Posted 12.24.2011 | San Francisco

Beth Duff-Brown, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is endorsing his hand-picked successor for the mayor's of...

WATCH: Mayoral Hopeful Spoofs 'Moneyball' In New Campaign Commercial

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.19.2011 | San Francisco

After facing criticism for being a "compromise" candidate with little personality, mayoral candidate Supervisor David Chiu released the most entertain...

San Francisco's Elections Are Almost Here -- And Facebook Can Help

| Posted 12.19.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Erin Sherbert Long gone should be the days of those wasteful and cumbersome vote...

NEW POLL: Guess Which Mayoral Candidate Has A Soaring Lead?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.17.2011 | San Francisco

Ever since he went back on his pledge not to run for a full term, Interim Mayor Ed Lee has been the de facto front-runner in San Francisco mayor's rac...

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: What Do The Mayoral Candidates Have To Say For Themselves?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.10.2011 | San Francisco

Former mayor Gavin Newsom recently called San Francisco's current mayoral race "a quiet one," and he had a point. With so many candidates in the ru...

Meet Joanna Rees

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.04.2011 | San Francisco

Joanna Rees Born: 1961, Montclaire, New Jersey Current Gig: Managing Director, VSP Capital Why should we vote for you? San Francisco is th...

Meet David Chiu

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.10.2011 | San Francisco

David Chiu Born: 1970, Cleveland, Ohio Current Gig: Board of Supervisors President Why should we vote for you? Our City deserves a Mayor wh...

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PHOTOS: Fringe Candidates Make A Splash At Biggest Mayor Debate Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.07.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - The most important thing to note about Thursday evening's mayoral debate at the Commonwealth Club of California (other than the fact t...

WATCH: The Most Brutal Mayoral Campaign Ad Yet?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.20.2011 | San Francisco

In what my be the slickest ad of the campaign season thus far, Dennis Herrera has released an ad that goes straight for mayor Ed Lee's jugular. (S...

PHOTOS: Leading Local Organizations Name Their Top Picks For Mayor

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.15.2011 | San Francisco

Political endorsements are crucial in any electoral contest, but in the current San Francisco mayoral race, they're taking on an extra level of import...

Taxi Driver For Mayor?

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.15.2011 | San Francisco

We thought the November mayoral race couldn't get any wilder after Jeff Adachi's by-the-skin-of-his-teeth deadline bid on Friday night. We were wrong....

To Run Or Not To Run?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.26.2011 | San Francisco

Should Ed Lee run for reelection? Right now, that's the single most loaded question in all of San Francisco politics. When Lee was selected by ...