Joanna Rees nets SF mayoral endorsement from Newsom -- not Gavin 

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom might be staying out of the mayor’s race here in the town he once ran, but his wife is not.

Citing a lack of female presence in elected city posts, Jennifer Siebel Newsom has endorsed venture capitalist Joanna Rees for mayor.

“Joanna Rees is a self-made woman who came to our community as a working mom nearly 20 years ago, bootstrapped her way to the top of a male-dominated profession, created thousands of local jobs and helped transform our most underserved schools,” Siebel Newsom said in a press release posted on the Rees campaign website.

Rees also won the second-choice endorsement last week from the San Francisco Women’s Political Committee. If elected, she would be The City’s second female mayor, following U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who served as mayor from 1978 to 1988.

dschreiber@sfexaminer.com

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