Tag Archives: Mark Leno

Mark Leno concedes to London Breed

London Breed will be your next mayor, as Mark Leno concedes

A truncated mayoral campaign ended today with a truncated concession from Mark Leno. In all of five minutes, he congratulated London Breed on her victory, thanked Supervisor Jane Kim, and that was that. The brevity was likely appreciated by the throngs of reporters crammed into Leno’s SoMa sign shop, creating a situation veering disturbingly toward the Black Hole of Calcutta....

Election 2018: Counting the votes for mayor — London Breed extends lead to 1,861 as provisional ballots do not break Mark Leno’s way

Update, 4:05 p.m., June 12: As the tabulations round third and head home, San Francisco has gone old-school, poring over provisional ballots by hand. That level of scrutiny is due: They don’t call them provisional ballots for nothing. The city has to determine if these provisional voters were, indeed, eligible, then tabulate their ballots. The Department of Elections counted 10,600-odd votes...
Listen Local tackles the election

Listen Local: Everything you need to know about the SF election

On Thursday, Mission Local’s Charlotte Silver sat down with our editor Joe Eskenazi to discuss Tuesday’s election. We still don’t know who San Francisco’s next mayor will be — but there’s a lot we do know. We talked about what kind of power the mayor wields, why it looks like the biggest spenders failed in this election, and what we...

Shadowy PAC’s political ads infuriate tenants’ rights groups, may violate law

In the final days before Tuesday’s election, a new political independent expenditure committee has formed to disseminate broadsides against Mark Leno and Jane Kim’s bids to be elected mayor of San Francisco. These ads are circulating around the four corners of the Internet despite two notable problems: They’re not accurate and, in fact, may violate both state and city regulations....

Donors to $100K (so far) anti-Mark Leno campaign won’t be revealed before election day

Last week, we noted that millions of dollars are flowing into San Francisco political races, but it’s unclear if voters care who’s writing the checks. And, as if on cue, last week a $100,000 (so far) independent expenditure campaign targeting Mark Leno commenced — and, thanks to gaps between state and local reporting laws, its donors won’t be revealed until...

SF Mission District politicians stand behind Leno

Past and present Mission District representatives are doubling down on their support for mayoral hopeful Mark Leno. Indeed, unlike recent past mayoral elections, the Mission District appears to be in play. On Thursday morning, standing beside District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen and her predecessor David Campos at the 24th Street BART plaza, Leno trumpeted his plans for small business, housing...