Since Sparks has been seen making the political rounds with Jason Chan, Mayor Gavin Newsom's appointments secretary, some have speculated that the head of the Human Rights Comission and former Police Commission president might be the mayor's preferred choice for D6 supe. Villa-Lobos, known previously for his near-absolute loyalty to Newsom, seems to have soured on both the mayor and Sparks.
"Gavin is using Theresa, and Theresa is using Gavin, neither of them have ever supported each other in the past," he says. "It's clear to me now, and perhaps I've been in denial, but Gavin has absolutely zero loyalty to folks who have been loyal to him. My vote for Governor may end-up going to Jerry Brown."