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Friday, November 5, 2010

Dennis Herrera, Mark Leno Say They'd Love to Be Interim Mayor

Posted By on Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 12:01 AM

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Dennis "He's Running For Mayor" Herrera is running for mayor. This we knew. But the city attorney has told SF Weekly he'd also welcome the chance to succeed Gavin Newsom and become the city's interim mayor.

Herrera additionally noted that he has not been discussing this with members of the Board of Supervisors, who'll be the ones making that decision. But, you know, it's out there -- and he's up for the job. "If the Board of Supervisors think I'd be a good candidate to lead this city, that'd be great," he says. "But I haven't spoken with one person about it."

That was pretty much the same answer from Sen. Mark Leno as well.

"If called to serve by the board, I am prepared to serve," said the former supervisor. "I've had some conversations with folks. But I don't think this is the sort of thing I or anyone else can lobby for. Either the desire is there [to appoint Leno] or not."

Assemblyman Tom Ammiano is also rumored to be on the short list for interim mayor. He did not return our calls, but has told others he's not interested in forfeiting his current post for less than a year of guaranteed mayoral tenure.

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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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