Articles tagged with: Ed Lee
Edwin M. Lee will be elected Mayor of San Francisco after vote tallies released by the city’s Elections Department Wednesday afternoon showed the career bureaucrat gaining an insurmountable lead over second-choice candidate Supervisor John Avalos.
The Beat expects that Avalos will not receive enough of the remaining votes to overcome the deficit. Lee received 61 percent of the vote in the eleventh round of allocations in the city’s first ranked choice vote for Mayor. Avalos recieved 39 percent.
Interim Mayor Ed Lee announced Monday morning he would seek a full term as mayor of San Francisco, officially filing paperwork with the city’s Department of Elections to declare his candidacy for the post, and ending speculation about whether he would join a crowded field of candidates seeking to lead the city.
Lee’s announcement was almost immediately met with criticism from mayoral challengers, who accused Lee of going back on a pledge he made when appointed to the vacant mayoral job seven months ago not to run for a full term.
San Francisco Police Captain Greg Suhr, a 30-year veteran of the force who currently heads the Bayview District station, has been chosen as the city’s next Chief of Police, the Beat has learned.
Suhr will assume the duties of chief effective Wednesday, replacing interim Chief Jeff Godown, who has held the position since since April 16, when George Gascon was selected to fill the city’s vacant District Attorney’s post.
In a surprising move, outgoing San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom appointed Police Chief George Gascon to the district attorney’s office Sunday, leaving his successor the task of finding a new permanent leader for the police department.
Gascon, 56, was a last-minute choice for the DA job left vacant by Kamala Harris, who was sworn in as California’s attorney general on Jan. 3. The former chief assumed duties as the city’s top prosecutor during an afternoon ceremony at City Hall Sunday and will serve out the remainder of Harris’s term.