After flirting with the idea of demanding a recount for the District 7 supervisorial election that was decided by just 132 votes, labor leader F.X. Crowley and his backers stood down on Monday, citing costs.
On Friday, Department of Elections Director John Arntz provided recount proponents with the estimated cost of recounting District 7’s 31,334 ballots, which led to school board President Norman Yee’s 132-vote victory over Crowley in the nine-candidate contest. Read More
Supporters of labor leader F.X. Crowley have set in motion a recount of the vote tally that made Board of Education President Norman Yee win the District 7 seat on the Board of Supervisors by 132 votes.
But while Crowley supporters say the margin of victory is close enough to justify a recount, they are not so sure they will actually follow through on their request for one. That will depend on how much Department of Elections Director John Arntz says it would cost. Read More
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
Even though eight days have passed since the election, no one is declaring victory in the District 7 Board of Supervisors race.
The latest vote tally released Tuesday by the Department of Elections shows school board President Norman Yee leading labor leader F.X. Crowley by a margin of 102 votes under The City’s ranked-choice voting system. Read More
With nude protests at City Hall and a steady stream of consumer-product bans, it’s not a stretch to say that San Francisco’s politics are unconventional. But this year’s supervisorial races added a new chapter — with a moderate Democrat and former Willie Brown protege winning one of The City’s most leftist districts, and a progressive candidate narrowly leading the most conservative district.
London Breed pulled off a shocker last week when she beat out a cavalcade of progressives in District 5, which includes the Fillmore, Western Addition and the former hippie haven of Haight-Ashbury. In a race that pitted a bevy of left-leaning politicians against each other in a contest to determine who was a “true progressive,” none of them will end up on the 11-member board.
School board President Norman Yee has taken a 33-vote lead in the race for the District 7 seat on the Board of Supervisors, although the contest is not yet over.
Yee had trailed labor leader F.X. Crowley last week, but took the lead Saturday as more votes were counted over the weekend. He retained that lead following Monday’s latest tally.
“It’s going in the right direction for me,” Yee said about Monday afternoon’s updated vote count. Read More
Labor leader F.X. Crowley retained a 98 vote lead over Board of Education President Norman Yee as more ballots were counted in the race for the District 7 seat on the Board of Supervisors.
Department of Election employees counted another 527 District 7 ballots on Friday, leaving about 3,700 votes still uncounted as of the weekend. Department staff intend to continue counting votes through the weekend and into next week. Read More
The outcome of the District 7 supervisorial election is far from resolved, after labor leader F.X. Crowley’s margin over his closest competitor decreased Thursday from 331 votes to just 97 after 3,400 additional ballots were counted.
The race appears to be a tossup between Crowley and Board of Education President Norman Yee, who is viewed as the more progressive of the two candidates. Read More
With about 90,000 San Francisco ballots still left to count, labor leader F.X. Crowley remains ahead of Board of Education President Norman Yee by a margin of only 331 votes in the battle for the District 7 supervisorial seat.
It is unclear how many District 7 ballots are left to be counted, but it’s in the thousands. Department of Elections Director John Arntz said most of those ballots will be counted by Saturday. The 24,000 provisional ballots cast by people whose names didn’t appear on city voter rolls need to be reviewed, and won’t be counted until Tuesday at the earliest.
When I first began writing about local politics, the Board of Supervisors was depressingly funny. There was former (and current) comedian Tom Ammiano, wry Aaron Peskin, “supervisor straitjacket” Chris Daly and the lovable, poetry-quoting Jake McGoldrick. But that was then. The class of 2010 has been relatively calm and grown-up, enjoying a decent working relationship with each other and with Mayor Ed Lee. Read More