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San Francisco Voters Face a Crowded and Contentious Mayor’s Race

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Voter voting in polling place. (Hill Street Studios)

This November San Francisco voters will get to decide whether to give London Breed another four years as mayor. Polls show voters are dissatisfied with how Breed has handled crime and homelessness, and her political weakness has invited several strong challengers into the race, from the political left, right and middle. Board of Supervisors’ President Aaron Peskin, Supervisor Ahsha Safaí, philanthropist Daniel Lurie and venture capitalist Mark Farrell are all making a run for the job, among others. We’ll talk about the candidates, San Francisco’s shifting politics and how the city’s ranked choice voting system could affect the dynamics of the race.

Guests:

Heather Knight, San Francisco bureau chief, New York Times - formerly a San Francisco Chronicle reporter since 1999.

Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, reporter and producer covering politics, KQED News

Former San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim, California chair, Working Families Party - a progressive advocacy organization

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