The annual election day lunch at John's Grill. (Laura Dudnick/S.F. Examiner)

The annual election day lunch at John's Grill. (Laura Dudnick/S.F. Examiner)

SF politicos grab Election Day power lunch at John’s Grill

The annual Election Day lunch at John’s Grill is arguably the closest thing San Francisco has to a power lunch – and Tuesday’s did not disappoint.

The place was packed with candidates, politicos and members of San Francisco’s perennial political establishment, including former Mayor Willie Brown, current Mayor Ed Lee, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (also a former mayor), state Sen. Mark Leno, supervisors London Breed, Aaron Peskin and Mark Farrell, S.F. Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White, Public Defender Jeff Adachi, just to name a few on hand to help count down the hours until the polls close at 8 p.m.

Many wore “I voted” stickers and many candidates still carried campaign literature. Anticipation, relief and anxiety mixed freely with the free buffet and cash bar.

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