Mark Leno on Playing the Legislative Long Game and His Run to 'Shake Up' City Hall

28 min
Former State Senator and mayoral candidate Mark Leno with KQED Political Breakdown hosts Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos. (Guy Marzorati/KQED)

An internet privacy measure appears headed to the November ballot (00:45) and Republican endorsements coalesce around businessman John Cox in the California governors race (2:55). Then, former State Senator and San Francisco mayoral candidate Mark Leno joins Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos to talk about his time in rabbinical school (8:30), the strangest sign he was asked to make at his store (12:55),  losing his partner to AIDS and the city's response to the crisis (14:37), pursuing same-sex marriage in the state legislature (17:52), his run for mayor (23:40) and whether he can win as a change candidate (25:55).