Political cartoon by Ralph Lane. “What Could Happen,” or “The Downside of Octogenarian Job Security”
It was a bittersweet victory because of the election of Donald Trump and the four years of havoc that ensued, but it was that conversation and many others that led to the formation of Richmond District Rising (RDR).
Public Citizen and MoveOn.org Plan a Socially Distanced Action in San Francisco on Sunday, April 4 as Part of Nationwide Push to Call on the U.S. Senate to Pass Transformative Democracy Legislation
I thank District 1 voters for sending me to represent our incredible and vibrant district in City Hall. I know the responsibility of this office means I am tasked with fighting against special and corporate interests and advocating for working people, immigrants and communities of color.
As chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, in December I released the “Preserve, Respond, Protect, Recover” budget blueprint.
Whether or not another impeachment of the lying, cheating, draft-dodging Donald Trump is inarguably warranted, its mootness reassures more antics by the one-time television performer who borrows money and doesn’t repay it.
In a historic election, that took place during a pandemic and included an all-time-high number of mail-in votes, it was unclear how long it would take for results of local races to become definitive. However, District 7’s (D-7) new supervisor, Myrna Melgar, secured her victory on Nov. 4, the day after the election, while District 5 (D-5) incumbent Dean Preston retained his seat in what was a landslide victory compared to the razor-thin margin he held to win the 2019 special election.
On Saturday, Nov. 7, the final votes were tallied and it was announced that Connie Chan won the general election to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. She will represent District 1, replacing outgoing Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer, who chose not to run for reelection.
It’s been said that you can’t fool all the people all the time, but politicians figure that once every four years is good enough.
Some wag proclaimed: “A democracy is a system where a fellow who didn’t vote can spend the rest of the year kicking about the candidate the other fellows elected.”
The race for the District 5 Supervisor seat is shaping up to be another competitive battle between incumbent Dean Preston and challenger Vallie Brown, who Preston unseated in a special election last November.
The race to replace Board of Supervisors President Norman Yee in District 7 is heating up, as five major candidates have raised a total of more than $350,000 one month ahead of the election.
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Links to statements from the District 1 candidates, November, 2020.