Newsom weighs in on Alioto-Pier verdict

Mayor Gavin Newsom likened the re-election court case of Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier to same-sex marriage.

“It’s win, lose, win, lose,” the mayor said Wednesday, the day after an appeals court ruled the District 2 incumbent could not run for re-election this November.

Alioto-Pier said Tuesday that she wasn’t done fighting, and she planned to take the issue to the California Supreme Court. Meanwhile, the Department of Elections is expected to send Nov. 2 election ballots to the printer Sept. 1, which makes it all the more confusing for voters, Newsom said.

“My fundamental concern is for … residents who will wonder what’s going on,” Newsom said. “They need to know who they will have a chance to vote on soon so I hope the Supreme Court moves quickly.”

Bay Area NewsGovernment & PoliticsPoliticsUnder the Dome

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

‘Extremely disturbing’: SF police chief condemns death of George Floyd

Bill Scott joins SFPOA, top cops nationwide in deeming incident a failure of policing

Haight Street group drops ties with prominent pro-Trump attorney

Amoeba, other merchants filed lawsuit seeking to block ‘Safe Sleeping’ site on Stanyan

CCSF board votes to close Fort Mason campus

College dropping lease on waterfront site to help close projected deficit

Planning Commission greenlights 1,100 unit Balboa Reservoir project

Development near CCSF expected to include 50 percent below-market rate units

Breed announces timeline for when SF’s businesses can reopen after COVID-19 shutdown

Restaurant advocacy group wants The City to allow indoor dining sooner

Most Read