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Al Gore endorses Alioto-Pier in SF mayoral race

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Former Vice President Al Gore has weighed in on the San Francisco mayoral race, and he wants you to vote for one of his former policy aides — Michela Alioto-Pier — one of 11 primary candidates vying for The City’s top post.

“I’ve known Michela for a long time,” Gore said in press release from Alioto-Pier’s campaign. “She is an innovative and creative policymaker, and I know she is the right choice to be the next mayor of San Francisco.”

Alioto-Pier, a former supervisor, said she’s thrilled to receive the endorsement and that her work with Gore in the 1990s shaped her view of government.

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“Vice President Gore truly believed government could be a force for good, and pushed those of us on his staff to keep the country on the leading edge of environment policy, economics and education,” Alioto-Pier said in the release.

Gore is no stranger to the Bay Area as a member of the Apple board of directors and an adviser to Google. He also co-founded the San Francisco-based Current TV.

dschreiber@sfexaminer.com

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