One of the 15 candidates in the Oakland mayor’s race, who gained some notoriety after he was featured in a TV segment by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, managed to glean a few hundred votes despite his views which include the Internet being a tool for masturbation and using horses as a form of alternative urban transportation.
After Alameda County elections officials released preliminary instant runoff results at about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday morning, Oakland City Councilman Libby Schaaf declared victory in the race. But, a spokesman for Rebecca Kaplan, another city councilwman, told the San Francisco Chronicle that Schaaf’s announcement is “premature.”
Four former San Jose police chiefs announced their support for county supervisor Dave Cortese in the mayor’s race on Thursday citing crime and police staffing as the two of the main issues in the campaign. Mayor Chuck Reed, however, is endorsing Councilman Sam Liccardo and has dismissed the chiefs’ endorsement as political theater.
Kaplan becomes the 17th candidate, joining an already crowded field of candidates looking to unseat Mayor Jean Quan in November.
Tuesday’s primary election will decide the top voter-getters for a new San Jose mayor as Mayor Chuck Reed ends his eight-year tenure.
The five main candidates to replace Mayor Chuck Reed include four members of the city council and one candidate who sits on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.
San Jose City Councilmember Pete Constant decided on Tuesday to withdraw from consideration in the 2014 mayor’s race.
Interim San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is expected to announce Monday that he will, after all, run for mayor in November.
An interview with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on whether he will be a part of the upcoming mayoral race and some of the hot button topics and issues facing the city of San Francisco.
State Senator Leland Yee appears to be the early front runner in the San Francisco mayoral race, as he has gathered more than twice the number of signatures than his closest opponents.