Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 3 / 18 January 2018

Ammiano fundraiser tonight

Supervisor Tom Ammiano is not wasting any time in raising money for his 2008 Assembly bid for the seat now held by Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), who is termed out in two years unless voters change the state’s term limits law.

Ammiano sent out a solicitation mailer in November and tonight (Wednesday, December 6) will hold a fundraiser from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street at Octavia.  Attendees are asked to donate between $35 to $100.

Ammiano announced in late August his intention to run for the state office and on the first Wednesday of September filed the necessary paperwork. He hired Jim Stearn as his campaign manager and aready has the backing of Leno.

So far Ammiano is the only declared candidate in the race. If elected, Ammiano would be the third out lawmaker to represent the 13th Assembly District. Prior to Leno, out lesbian Carole Migden, now a state Senator (D-San Francisco), held the office.

Speculation of who will run for Ammiano’s District 9 supervisor seat, which coverd the Mission and Bernal Heights, has turned to past opponents of his as well as some political newcomers. Political watchers have an eye on lawyer Renee Saucedo and Miguel Bustos, an openly gay aide to Mayor Gavin Newsom, both of whom ran against Ammiano in 2004; gay police commisssioner and Bernal Heights resident David Campos; and Eric Quesada, an organizer with the Mission Economic Development Association.

— Matthew S. Bajko, December 6, 2006 @ 1:18 pm PST
Filed under: Politics

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