Connie Chan, District 1 candidate, in the Richmond District on October 18, 2020.(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Connie Chan, District 1 candidate, in the Richmond District on October 18, 2020.(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Connie Chan’s lead widens in the D1 contest

Progressive candidate Connie Chan saw her lead widen in the District 1 contest, according to the latest vote tally released Saturday.

In the only close supervisor race, days have passed in suspense with Chan and moderate candidate Marjan Philhour flip-flopping leads as more ballots were counted.

Chan retook the lead over Philhour by 107 votes on Friday, and is now up by 147 votes.

“We’re in a strong position after today’s results,” Chan’s campaign manager Kelly Groth told the San Francisco Examiner. “We thank and respect the Richmond District voters. Every vote counts and every vote needs to be counted. We look forward to those results.”

A win by Chan, who was endorsed by current seat holder Supervisor Sandra Fewer, would mean the District 1 seat remains represented by a progressive and Mayor London Breed failed to pick up an ally. Breed had endorsed Philhour.

The latest tally comes after the Department of Election counted 976 ballots in the District 1 contest since Friday, for a total of 35,087.

Chan has seen an increasing edge in voters’ first choice votes.

The department said they had 10,000 ballots citywide remaining to count as of Saturday afternoon.

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