Campaign 2011

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gascon Takes Early Lead In San Francisco DA’s Race

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon appears set to hold onto his seat although he did not reach a majority in the initial round of the ranked-choice voting process in Tuesday’s election.


Few Turning Out For Early Voting

Newark Elects First New Mayor In 33 Years

Veteran City Councilman Alan Nagy will be Newark’s first new mayor in 33 years, easily winning a three-candidate contest to replace David Smith, who announced earlier this year that he would not seek re-election.


San Francisco City Hall. (CBS)

San Francisco Pension Reform Measure Backed By Mayor Passes

Only one of two dueling measures to reform the pensions of San Francisco city workers was passed by voters Tuesday—a collaborative proposal crafted by various city officials and labor and business leaders.


Ed Lee

Early Results Show Lee Ahead In San Francisco Mayor’s Race

Interim Mayor Ed Lee held a wide lead Tuesday against a diverse slate of candidates, in a mayor’s race that could take days to settle.


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Santa Clara County Voters Mail It In, In Big Numbers

Many Bay Area voters were headed to the polls Tuesday, but that wasn’t technically the case in Santa Clara County, home to one of the highest local percentages of absentee voting.


Few Turning Out For Early Voting

Federal Election Monitors To Observe Alameda County Polls

Federal elections monitors will observe voting practices at Alameda County polling places Tuesday to ensure minority voters have equal access to information at the polls, the U.S. Justice Department announced Monday.


San Francisco City Hall

State Election Observers To Monitor San Francisco Vote

The California Secretary of State is sending election observers to San Francisco on Tuesday to oversee poll workers and voters as they cast their ballots.


Supervisor David Chiu (San Francisco Board of Supervisors)

Campaign Headquarters Of SF Mayoral Candidate Chiu Burglarized

The campaign headquarters for San Francisco mayoral candidate and Board of Supervisors President David Chiu was burglarized and vandalized on Sunday night, campaign officials said Monday.


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Candidates Make Last-Minute Push In San Francisco

Candidates for San Francisco mayor, district attorney and sheriff were making a last-minute push ahead of Tuesday’s election.


San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New Allegations Leveled Against SF Mayor’s Campaign

City Attorney Dennis Herrera and other mayoral candidates are calling on the district attorney to investigate new money laundering allegations against supporters of Mayor Ed Lee’s mayoral campaign.