Board of Education President Norman Yee declared victory Thursday in one of the closest recent contests for a seat on the Board of Supervisors, but the second-place finisher has not ruled out requesting a recount. After an arduous 10 days of vote counting, Yee emerged as the winner of the nine-candidate District 7 battle by 131 votes to serve as successor to termed-out Supervisor Sean Elsbernd. The district includes the neighborhoods west of Twin Peaks. Read More
San Francisco’s election season is just getting under way, but it’s never too early for scandals both big and, well, silly. It seemed more the latter when former Supervisor Tony Hall attempted to meet an endorsement deadline to support business owner Bob Squeri for his former seat representing The City’s southwestern District 7. Read More
One of San Francisco’s most notorious political firebrands could shake up City Hall this year if he tries to return to the Board of Supervisors, and he might not be alone.
Chris Daly — along with ex-supervisors Aaron Peskin and Tony Hall — is rumored to be considering another run. Read More
One of the fascinating aspects of ranked choice voting is that one can learn which candidates have a similar voting base. I certainly wanted to know where the votes went after each candidate was eliminated. Below are charts that follow the flow of votes from round to round to show you how we got to the final tally and declaration of a winner. Read More
Much has been made of Mayor Ed Lee’s allegedly laundered campaign contributions this election season, but many of his opponents also have taken illegal money — amid considerably less scandal.
City ethics rules forbid candidates from taking money from people involved in organizations awarded city contracts worth more than $50,000 if those contracts are approved by the candidates in their current city jobs or by the office they are seeking. Read More
Mayoral candidate Tony Hall will be taking a break during the final stretch of campaigning before Tuesday’s election to attend a memorial service for his brother, Hall’s campaign manager Jamie Fisfis said Friday. Hall’s brother, Dennis, was the youngest of Hall’s seven brothers and sisters Hall said in a Facebook post on his page Oct. 21. His service is being held Saturday. Read More
While some candidates in the mayoral race are spending money at a breakneck pace, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu is biding his time. With only 35 days to go until the Nov. 8 election, Chiu’s campaign has more cash on hand than any other candidate — about $570,000 that it is hoping will spur a surprise win. Read More
In San Francisco, where one in three children attends private school, deciding where to educate the kids can be politically fraught — especially if one is running for mayor.
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The San Francisco mayoral race began in a very un-San Francisco way. With no clear front-runner, candidates were civil, cordial and even pleasant with each other in early forums. Read More
Current job: Mayoral candidate
Political party: Independent
Slogan: “People over politics”
Platform: City needs stronger pension reform than currently proposed
Read Hall's stances on key issues as answered in a San Francisco Examiner questionnaire: Read More