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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Will Milton Marks Take On Carmen Chu in District 4?

Posted By on Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Will Milton or won't he?
  • Will Milton or won't he?
If you believe what you hear from progressive members -- and former members -- of the Board of Supervisors, Carmen Chu may have a little competition next time around in her thus far uncluttered race for District 4 supe.

Her purported competitor is City College Board President Milton Marks. He's heard these rumors himself. And he's not sure whether or not to believe them.

Ms. Popular, Carmen Chu
  • Ms. Popular, Carmen Chu
"I've thought about it," confirms Marks, also a member of the Democratic County Central Committee and the son of the former state senator and library namesake. "But the likelihood is quite slim. It's really late to be starting something like that, and, based on conversations I've had with people, Carmen's popular. Even my wife isn't sure she'd vote for me."

Marks chalks up rumors he's gearing up to run as, perhaps, wishful thinking on the part of city progressives who hope to pick up a seat in a district that has not been kind to progressives.

Still, he's not ready to rule out a run for the board altogether.

"You can't ever say never," he says. "But the probability is overwhelmingly against running; it's like 95 percent that I'm not going to run."

Maybe if his wife changes her mind, he will too.

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Joe Eskenazi

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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