SF Mayoral Race

Over the last few months, I've had the opportunity to sit down for one-on-one interviews with all of the men and women running for mayor of San Francisco. It's a remarkable race between 16 candidates. They include the interim mayor (Ed Lee), two city supervisors (John Avalos and David Chiu),...
Over the past eight weeks, KALW News has been bringing you the sound of the new season – no, not football or prime time television – but politics. We’ve had extensive conversations with each of the 16 San Francisco mayoral candidates, and throughout these interviews, one name has come up over and...
There are 16 candidates in this year’s San Francisco mayoral race, including two city supervisors and a state senator. There’s an educator, an entrepreneur, and an entertainer. The city’s public defender, city attorney, and assessor recorder. A taxi cab driver, a former nightclub owner, a formerly...
In the 1960s, an immigrant from Bolivia landed in the Bay with big dreams. Cesar Ascarrunz attended UC Berkeley and USF before he decided to try his hand at owning a business. Soon, he was running three restaurants in North Beach and eight nightclubs around the city and, including Cesar's Latin...
San Franciscans are exactly three weeks away from choosing their next mayor, and they have 16 candidates vying for their vote. Many of the men and women running for mayor have had political experience, but only one can claim to have owned eight nightclubs and three restaurants. Cesar Ascarrunz is a...
Sixteen people are vying for the position of San Francisco’s mayor, including the current interim mayor, the city’s assessor-recorder, and a taxi driver. Several mayoral candidates have held long-term positions in city government as district supervisors, including Michela Alioto-Pier. Alioto-Pier...
San Francisco’s mayoral election is coming up in a few weeks, and it’s an interesting race for several reasons: It’s a remarkably crowded field with 16 candidates, and voters will choose not just one, but their top three, in the new ranked choice voting system. And that means more than a few have a...
Four weeks from today, San Franciscans will go to the polls and vote for mayor, and while there are 16 candidates in the race, you might only think there are 11 – if you read the local dailies. They’ve only been covering the elected officials, or well-funded campaigns. Over the weekend, the San...
The 16 candidates running for mayor of San Francisco have different perspectives on the city – many of which are informed by their experience in government. But one perspective that only one candidate has comes directly from the streets. Emil Lawrence is a San Francisco taxi driver, whose claim to...
San Franciscans are nearly one month away from voting on propositions ranging from school district student assignments to road repaving bonds. It sounds like a mild election season, but there are two issues that will tangibly shape – and perhaps divide –the city: city pension reform and the SF...
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