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Gascon, Mirkarimi Likely Winners For SF District Attorney, SheriffSan Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, former SFPD chief, held a commanding lead in his bid for election, while ranked-choice votes also showed that Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi was likely to become San Francisco's new sheriff.
Gascon Takes Early Lead In San Francisco DA’s RaceSan 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.
Gascon Absent From Final San Francisco DA DebateSan Francisco’s district attorney did not attend Wednesday’s debate—the last before the Nov. 8 election—and his opponents took the absence as an opportunity to say why they are the best candidate to take over the office.
SF Mayor Lee Wins High School Mock Election; Gascon TrouncedSan Francisco's young people want their interim mayor to stick around for a full term but not their district attorney, according to results of a survey of the city's public high school students released Tuesday.
San Francisco Candidates Fill Out Ballots As Early Voting BeginsEarly voting started Tuesday for San Francisco’s Nov. 8 election and many candidates took advantage, filling out their ballots at City Hall.
San Francisco District Attorney Candidates Attack Gascon Over MemoThe memo is thought to provide information on the San Francisco DNA Crime Lab's testing procedures.
Opponents Criticize San Francisco District Attorney For ‘Conflict of Interest’District Attorney George Gascon's opponents said he had a conflict of interest when deciding not to investigate the "Run, Ed, Run" campaign.
California Lawmakers Creating Policy To Target Child ProstitutionCalifornia lacks a unified response to human trafficking but several Bay Area officials are making inroads in protecting exploited children and prosecuting their attackers.