7:00 am: Rain or shine, election day has arrived!
Today is the day. It’s time for San Francisco voters to make their voices heard in the city’s fourth and final election in 2022.
On tap? Conflicting housing and transportation measures, a heated race for the district attorney and several challenges Board of Supervisors and Board of Education races – and those are just local matters.
Learn more about the key races and ballot metrics that will shape San Francisco’s future, and check out our voter guide for the complete summary of each element of the ballot.
As for this live blog, expect frequent updates from us between now and midnight as our reporters, photographers and videographers spread across the city to bring you the latest election news. . We’ll track candidates seeking last-minute votes, interview residents of city polls, and record the cheers (or tears) on election night. Stay tuned!
— The Standard Staff
SF Supervisory Board Race
Close shopping in Districts 4 and 6
D4: Joel Engardio vs. Gordon Mar | D6: Honey Mahogany vs. Matt Dorsey
Voters will vote today for five seats on the 11-member San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Two of these races – between the holders District 4 Supervisor Gordon Mar and challenge Joel Engardioand the named holder District 6 Supervisor Matt Dorsey and challenge Honey Mahogany-are close.
- District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani is technically re-elected today, she has broad support in her district and is running unopposed.
- District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman faces a challenger at his seat, Kate Stoia, who accused Mandelman of hollow rhetoric with little result. However she raised $22,185, Stoia’s campaign war chest pales in comparison to the $276,947 Mandelman has amassed. The incumbent should win.
- Shamann Walton, District 10 Supervisor is against Brian Sam Adam. Both participated in a debate moderated by The Standard last Wednesday. Despite the stir of controversy earlier this year, after a heated exchange at City Hall between the Supervisor and a cadet from the San Francisco Sherrif Department became public – Walton should prevail.
District 6 Debate
District 6 Debate
Most candidates for local elections would be delighted to receive the endorsement of a union or a neighborhood political club. But recently, two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda – or rather her eponymous climate PAC –parachuted into a race for San Francisco Board of Supervisorsdeclaring his support for Honey Mahogany. Read the full profile here.
As a deep-seated political consultant, spokesperson for the city attorney’s office for 14 years, strategic communications manager for two years for the police department, and today a designated supervisor running for office in November, Matt Dorsey knows where the bodies are buried and how to sell a story. Read the full profile here.
SF District Attorney Race
Meet the candidates
Brooke Jenkins | John Hamasaki | Joe Alioto Veronese | Maurice Chenier