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

Leno to take over old Castro Pottery Barn space for mayoral HQ

Gay San Francisco mayoral candidate Mark Leno has secured his campaign headquarters in the heart of the Castro – the old Pottery Barn space at 2390 Market Street.

(Mayoral candidate Mark Leno, center, stands in the former Pottery Barn space with campaign staffers. Photo: Courtesy Leno for Mayor campaign)

(Mayoral candidate Mark Leno, center, stands in the former Pottery Barn space with campaign staffers. Photo: Courtesy Leno for Mayor campaign)

In an email announcement Friday afternoon, Leno said that he was excited to open his campaign office in the gay neighborhood.

“Thirty-seven years ago, I made a home in District 8,” Leno stated. “I got my start as a community volunteer, raising money to help fight HIV and AIDS. And like so many of us, I lost the love of my life here to HIV. Harvey Milk ran his historic campaign on the corners of these streets, inspiring generations to follow in his footsteps.”

He went on to say that his campaign to “shake up” City Hall “is ready to hit the streets with our message of change.”

Leno said that people who want to volunteer for his campaign are welcome to stop by the headquarters weekdays between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., and weekends from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The announcement comes just before the first mayoral debate Saturday, February 3. The United Democratic Club debate will feature Leno, former supervisor Angela Alioto, Board of Supervisors President London Breed, District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim, and queer nonbinary Democrat Amy Farah Weiss. It takes place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Koret Auditorium at the main library, 100 Larkin Street. John Diaz of the San Francisco Chronicle will moderate.

The Bay Area Reporter, Horizons Foundation, and KQED will host a mayoral debate March 19 at the Castro Theatre. For more information on that, see http://ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=73313.

— Cynthia Laird, February 2, 2018 @ 4:33 pm PST
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