Tight Races in District 7: New Developments in SF's Nov. Elections

Beyond Chron's Randy Shaw writes: "District 7 pits a strongly labor backed candidate, Port Commissioner F.X. Crowley, against current School Board President Norman Yee. Former Board of Appeals President Michael Garcia is also in the race."

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New Developments in San Francisco's November Elections

Tight Races in Districts 1 and 7

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District 7 pits a strongly labor backed candidate, Port Commissioner F.X. Crowley, against current School Board President Norman Yee. Former Board of Appeals President Michael Garcia is also in the race.

Yee has been elected citywide but has aroused the ire of the United Educators of San Francisco and its political director, Ken Tray. Although the union backed Yee in his 2008 School Board race, Tray is backing Crowley, who is clearly labor’s choice. 

After being appointed to the D7 seat by Mayor Newsom, incumbent Supervisor Sean Elsbernd faced no serious opposition in seeking re-election. This is really the first chance D7 voters have had since 2000 to start fresh, and expect a very competitive race.

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