Early election results released Tuesday night show two public defenders and a housing attorney leading in their bids to become San Francisco Superior Court judges.
Carolyn Gold, a director and founder of the Eviction Defense Collaborative, and deputy public defenders Maria Evangelista and Michelle Tong are ahead of their competitors with between 117,000 and 120,000 votes counted, according to the third round of election results released by the Department of Elections.
Evangelista has a significant lead over Pang Ly, a commissioner pro tem with the San Francisco Superior Court, with just over 64 percent of the vote compared to about 35 percent support for Ly.
But the other two races are closer.
Gold leads over Rani Singh, a managing attorney with the District Attorney’s Office, with more than 51 percent of the vote compared to upward of 48 percent for Singh.
Tong has about 56 percent of the vote compared to roughly 43 percent support for Dorothy Proudfoot, an administrative law judge for the Rent Board and a former Marin County prosecutor.