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
“Just Another Politician,” is the slogan of a new website and mailer aimed at Mayor Ed Lee and paid for by a union-backed political committee looking to help state Sen. Leland Yee get elected. Read More
Public Defender Jeff Adachi will be allowed to use his name and image on election materials promoting his Proposition D pension measure after all. Within 24 hours, the Ethics Commission reversed its decision on the rules, after saying Adachi is prohibited from using his image and name on the pension measure materials because he was also running for mayor. Read More
Was Mayor Ed Lee a candidate before announcing his candidacy?Apparently not, according to the San Francisco Ethics Commission, which debated for more than an hour Monday the role of the controversial “Run, Ed, Run” campaign. “Run, Ed, Run” has come under scrutiny since it launched earlier this summer, raising money and campaigning publicly in hopes of convincing interim Mayor Ed Lee to declare his candidacy in the November mayoral race. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee’s Housing Director Doug Shoemaker received his ethics waiver Tuesday from the Ethics Commission in a 4-1 vote.
He will now step down from his city job post and become president of an affordable housing developer he signed city contracts for within the past 12 months.
No word yet on how Lee will appoint to this post. Read More
The City’s Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance has an interesting provision that has come under discussion for change: “No person may contribute cumulatively to all candidates more than $500 times the number of offices on the ballot.”So for this November mayor’s race, the cumulative limit is $1,500. So for example, one could donate $500 to three mayoral candidates. Read More