Fewer declares victory in District 1 supervisor race

Sandra Lee Fewer declared victory late Monday in the District 1 supervisor race over Marjan Philhour, the second-place candidate in what amounted to one of the most expensive supervisor races in the November election.

Fewer, a member of the San Francisco Board of Education, held the lead over nine other candidates since Election Day, but the race was previously too close to call.

SEE RELATED: D1 supervisor race: Philhour, Fewer battle to represent the Richmond

Fewer was leading by more than 1,400 votes Monday when Department of Election results showed there were just 1,584 ballots left to count. There were just 30,717 votes cast in the race for Richmond District supervisor.

“This victory is for our neighborhood,” Fewer said in a statement. “It’s a win for seniors on fixed incomes, immigrant households, longtime residents, and young families trying to build a life together in the Richmond District.”

Philhour’s campaign benefited from more than $1 million in contributions and third-party spending, compared to the more than $400,000 benefiting Fewer. Philhour was heavily backed by real estate and tech interests while Fewer had the support of unions.

Earlier in the day, Philhour conceded in an email to her supporters.

“The Department of Elections is nearing the end of the vote count, and we fell short of a win,” Philhour said. “While we won’t be going to City Hall in January, over the countless months of meeting neighbors and talking about the issues, we have created a real dialogue around keeping families and working people in the the Richmond.”

Michael Barba
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