John’s Grill hosts free Election Day Lunch

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown hosted a traditional Election Day Free Lunch at John’s Grill in San Francisco Tuesday.

The lunch featured candidates from San Francisco and the Bay Area who were up for election, in addition to campaign workers, celebrities and tech billionaires among San Franciscans “who never pass up a free lunch.”

The guest of honor this year was 111-year-old Lucy Mirigan, the oldest voter in San Francisco, according to Brown.

“Just think – women didn’t win the right to vote until she was 13 years old,” Brown said in a statement. “She has exercised her franchise in every election going back decades.”

The grill’s owner, John Konstin, picked up the tab.

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People line up to get into an Election Day luncheon at John's Grill on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

-Bay City News contributed to this report.

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