Tony Hall tweets intent to run for mayor

Tony Hall announced to the world via his Twitter page Wednesday that he is running for Mayor in 2011, as has been expected.

“Friends, I have opened an exploratory committee so I can ask your opinion if I should run for SF Mayor in 2011,” the mayoral hopeful tweeted.

Voters will decide the winner come November 2011. Other declared contenders include Supervisor Bevan Dufty, City Attorney Dennis Herrera, state Sen. Leland Yee, venture capitalist Joanne Rees and Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting.

On his website, the former District 7 Supervisor and former executive director of Treasure Island states why he is running: “I left city government in 2004. Since then, I have watched San Francisco turning in the wrong direction as special interests and insider agendas have put politics over people. More than ever, San Francisco needs a working Mayor — a mayor who isn’t running for higher office, but is simply focused on doing the people’s business and doing it with transparency and openness.”

jsabatini@sfexaminer.com

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