Peskin coasts to victory in D3 race

Supervisor Aaron Peskin was reelected to a four-year term Tuesday, beating out his one challenger, longtime residential building manager Tim Donnelly.

In the one year he served after defeating Mayor Ed Lee’s appointee to the Board of Supervisors last year, Peskin has noticeably shaken up City Hall. He has elevated the legislative body in ways that hold departments more accountable and in tackling weighty issues.

In his bid to represent the Chinatown, Polk Street, Telegraph Hill and North Beach neighborhoods, Peskin last year ran on an affordability platform — as rents were soaring, evictions were rising and Mayor Lee was criticized for bowing to the interests of the tech sector, largely blamed for the rise in the cost of living.

Peskin’s challenger, Donnelly, is a native of San Francisco who has for three decades worked as a building manager, most recently for a building in the Russian Hill neighborhood.

Donnelly said he supported Peskin last year after he found Julie Christensen, the mayor’s appointee to the seat who Peskin defeated last November, unresponsive. But Donnelly said he had since found reasons to complain about Peskin.

“He tells people what they want to hear,” Donnelly previously said.

Peskin’s return last year to the District 3 seat on the Board of Supervisors — a post he held between 2001 and 2009 — gave the progressive bloc a majority on the board for the first time in years.

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