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San Francisco Mayor Race

What's Next For The Mayoral Candidates?

SFGate | Sarah Rice / Special to the Chronicle | Posted 01.21.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Mayor Ed Lee has already tipped us off to his agenda for his four-year term with no pesky "interim" before the title - from traveling...

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...

#OccupyRoom200

Morgan Fitzgibbons | Posted 01.07.2012 | San Francisco
Morgan Fitzgibbons

If affecting local political elections is a next step for the Occupy movement, we may very well have a bellwether event here in San Francisco tomorrow.

Inspiration -- Old & New

Juanita MORE! | Posted 01.04.2012 | San Francisco
Juanita MORE!

Inspiration can be found amongst those whom we encounter in our own lives. Bevan Dufty is one such individual, someone who I have been fortunate to call a friend and inspiration for many years.

NOT AGAIN: Ed Lee Donors Accused Of Money Laundering

SFGate | Brant Ward / the Chronicle | Posted 01.02.2012 | San Francisco

A man infamous among San Francisco renters for strong-arming tenants out of rent-controlled apartments owned by one of the city's most notorious landl...

San Francisco Mayoral Candidates and Mental Illness

DJ Jaffe | Posted 12.26.2011 | San Francisco
DJ Jaffe

The SF Chronicle asked the mayoral candidates whether or not they support Laura's Law.

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...

'It Contradicts The Nature Of Democracy': Candidates Team Up Against Lee

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

SAN FRANCISCO — Candidates in San Francisco's mayoral race are teaming up against Mayor Ed Lee, calling for federal and state monitors for the N...

'Just The Tip Of The Iceberg'

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.23.2011 | San Francisco

On Friday, at a makeshift Chinatown voting area set up by an independent expenditure committee supporting Mayor Ed Lee, witnesses reported seeing evid...

San Francisco Mayor's Race 2011, AKA Jonestown 2011

Nato Green | Posted 12.20.2011 | San Francisco
Nato Green

It's hard to get too indignant about Obama when in SF, we can't elect a progressive mayor blindfolded with our hands tied behind our backs by a feminist dominatrix earning a living wage in a solar-powered basement dungeon.

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...

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...

Bridging The Gap Between The City And Its Schools

Joanna Rees | Posted 12.04.2011 | San Francisco
Joanna Rees

If San Francisco's economic future depends on a well-trained workforce, we must address the growing trend of families leaving our community in search of better schools.

PHOTOS: 'We Expect The Dog Vote To Be A Game Changer'

AP | BETH DUFF-BROWN | Posted 12.03.2011 | San Francisco

By Beth Duff-Brown, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO -- There are more dogs than kids in the City by the Bay. So it stands to reason dog owners carry...

VOTE: What Should We Ask The San Francisco Mayoral Candidates?

Carly Schwartz | Posted 12.03.2011 | San Francisco

We've received some great questions from passionate residents throughout the city who all hope to see their next mayor address the issues important to...

Chinese for Affirmative Action Mayoral Debate: Central Subway, Bruce Lee, and Zynga

Matthew Harrison Tedford | Posted 11.30.2011 | San Francisco
Matthew Harrison Tedford

The mayoral debate presented by Chinese for Affirmative Action on Wednesday September 28th heralds the beginning of the end for the sixteen candidates vying for the executive office.

CONTEST: What Would You Ask The San Francisco Mayoral Candidates?

Carly Schwartz | Posted 11.26.2011 | San Francisco

With Election Day only a little more than a month away, the battle to choose our next leader has taken some decidedly San Francisco twists and turns. ...

WATCH: Mayor Lee Releases First Official Campaign Commercial

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.02.2011 | San Francisco

If the mayor's campaign slogan is to be believed, "Ed Lee gets it done." Exactly what "it" entails is subject to debate; this week, "it" meant rele...

The Mayoral Arts Forum: Eight Percenters, Affordable Housing and Zynga

Matthew Harrison Tedford | Posted 10.30.2011 | San Francisco
Matthew Harrison Tedford

Let's be honest with ourselves: San Francisco is not a world-renowned tourist destination because of our rolling fog, drizzling summers and frigid ocean. It is the city's cultural assets that beckon millions of visitors every year.

Aaron Sankin

Who Is The Most Arts Friendly Mayoral Candidate?

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.25.2011 | San Francisco

San Francisco has the highest per capita rate of arts attendance of any major city in the country. Over 5,000 city residents are employed in the arts....

PHOTOS: Who Would Be The Most Bike-Friendly Mayor?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.24.2011 | San Francisco

Bike riders, be they of the hipster or non-hipster varieties, are one of the most coveted voting demographics in all of San Francisco. Candidates know...

Ed Lee Blows Off Mayoral Debate For Bar Crawl

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.19.2011 | San Francisco

During Ed Lee's first few months as mayor, his mantra was, "I am not a politician." At the time it made sense; the former City Administrator had o...