For San Francisco’s mayoral hopefuls, campaign fundraising is a bit like making sausage. They enjoy the product, but the process is not something they want on public display. Read More
The candidates vying to be the next mayor of San Francisco faced off in a debate Tuesday night.
The debate is the first since San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi joined the race.
Scheduled to attend the debate (in alphabetical order by last name): Read More
The cash for mayoral campaigns continues to stream in as a crowded field of candidates vies for office in an election that’s only three months away.
Click on the photo at right to see more on this story, including the money raised for each candidate. Read More
When it comes to Chinese-American voters, Mayor Ed Lee has a leg up on his potential competition, according to a new poll conducted by Chinese-language newspaper Sing Tao Daily.Their new poll shows that while Chinese voters in San Francisco have no clear favorite among current candidates, if Lee were to enter the race, one out of four would pick Lee as their favorite. Keep in mind that this poll was conducted by the newspaper and not by a polling company. Read More
A ninth candidate for mayor has filed to receive taxpayer money from The City’s public financing program, and odds are that he’ll be the last. Read More
A number of San Francisco mayoral candidates will participate in a panel discussion and question-and-answer session tonight in The City’s Sunset district.Candidates expected to participate include John Avalos, Michela Alioto-Pier, David Chiu, Bevan Dufty, Tony Hall, Dennis Herrera, Joanna Rees, Phil Ting and Leland Yee.The event, organized by the San Francisco Irish American Democratic Club, will take place at the United Irish Cultural Center at 2700 45th Ave. Read More
The Coalition on Homelessness sent the challenge and Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting has accepted. Read More
Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting was one of the first mayoral candidates to lash out at a progressive ballot measure that would change the way Care Not Cash benefits are dispersed when it comes to homeless-shelter beds. Read More
They’re asking San Franciscans for their votes, but how often have the nine mayoral candidates gone to the polls themselves?
The San Francisco Examiner broke down the voting history of the mayoral hopefuls, plus interim Mayor Ed Lee, and found that venture capitalist Joanna Rees missed the most city elections and several public officials failed to make it to the polls every election. Read More
Some interesting documents that shine a spotlight on insider business at San Francisco City Hall have been turning up in the news lately — the most notable being an internal poll by the SFMTA on a massive streets bond headed for the November ballot. Read More