Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 7 / 15 February 2018

Breed to run against Olague in D5 supe race

Passed over earlier this year by Mayor Ed Lee to fill the vacant District 5 supervisor seat, Fire Commissioner London Breed will run for the office this fall.

Breed, who served on the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Commission for six years, plans to file her paperwork with the city’s Elections Department at 11 a.m. Monday, February 27. According to a press advisory, California Attorney General Kamala Harris and San Francisco Board of Education Member Rachel Norton, as well as community leaders from across the district, will join her next week.

Three other people, including City College commissioner John Rizzo, have already indicated their intent to run against District 5 Supervisor Christina Olague, a bisexual Latina sworn into the office in January. The seat became vacant when Ross Mirkarimi resigned to become sheriff.

Andrew Resignato, director of the San Francisco Immunization Coalition, and Thea Selby, founding member and current president of the Lower Haight Merchant and Neighbor Association, have also filed papers to seek the seat.

Breed is a lifelong resident of the district, which is centered in the Haight and Western Addition. In 2002 former Mayor Willie Brown named her the executive director of the African American Art and Culture Complex. She would be the second African American woman on the board, joining District 10 Supervisor Malia Cohen.

Last year the League of Women Voters of San Francisco honored her as one of its “rising stars.” In 2008 Breed was an Obama delegate at the Democratic National Convention. She graduated from Galileo High School and earned a B.A. in political science from UC Davis.

— Matthew S. Bajko, February 24, 2012 @ 5:03 pm PST
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