State senator and mayoral candidate Leland Yee has launched a petition drive to convince Mayor Ed Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to rescind the contract awarded to Brooklyn artist Tom Otterness. Read More
Despite herculean efforts to reach the public through debates, door knocking, mailers and email blasts, the first thing many voters will hear about this year’s mayoral candidates will come from an ad on TV. Read More
After Public Defender Jeff Adachi entered the mayoral race on Aug. 12, polling firm Public Opinion Strategies conducted a survey of 500 likely voters to determine the No. 1 choice among the newly expanded field of candidates. The poll, commissioned by an independent expenditure committee not advocating for any mayoral candidate, was conducted over the phone from Aug. 14-16. Read More
Organizers of an effort to draft Leland Yee to run for mayor in 1999 said they never raised any money like the controversial Run, Ed, Run campaign did for Mayor Ed Lee, but that’s not exactly true. Read More
A bill reconsidering life sentences without parole for children — which had drawn the support of child advocates, mental-health professionals, civil-rights groups and San Francisco’s district attorney — failed in the state Legislature Thursday. Read More
A Hawaiian news source says state Sen. Leland Yee is a questionable mayoral candidate because of his shoplifting arrest in 1992. Read More
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
Mayoral candidate Leland Yee has been critical of the effort by a small group to convince interim Mayor Ed Lee to run in November, but the state senator himself was the target of a similar draft campaign in 1999.
Speaking recently at a mayoral forum at the Castro Theater, Yee slammed the Run, Ed, Run campaign and the Ethics Commission as a “toothless tiger” for failing to discipline the campaign. Read More
The highly anticipated endorsements of San Francisco’s largest union are out, and like others, SEIU 1021 appears torn when it comes to endorsing a new mayor among a crowded field. Read More