Even the candidates have an interesting take on the City’s ranked choice voting
by Stephen Dorian Miner
San Francisco, May 15, 2018
All seven of the mayoral candidates in San Francisco appeared at a forum hosted by the Commonwealth Club last night. With the City’s ranked choice voting a factor in this June’s special election, each was asked what their personal choices for 2nd and 3rd would be. The answers were as diverse as awkward as San Francisco politics can be.
Board of Supervisors President London Breed named herself for all three spots while former State Senator Mark Leno and Supervisor Jane Kim both named each as their 2nd choice. This was no secret as Kim and Leno began a ‘co-campaign’ last week, endorsing each other, agreeing to work with together and share their individual agendas and goals should the other win.
Breed, Leno and Kim are in first, second and third place respectively, according to recent polls, while the remaining four remain long shots. This special election for San Francisco’s top seat is being held to fill the spot left by Mayor Ed Lee, who died suddenly last December.