Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Leland Yee To Announce Mayoral Run

Posted By on Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 9:45 AM

click to enlarge Leland Yee, seen here with a werewolf campaigning against Prop. B, aspires to Room 200 - JIM HERD
  • Jim Herd
  • Leland Yee, seen here with a werewolf campaigning against Prop. B, aspires to Room 200

Folks at political consultant Jim Stearns' office are playing coy, but let's be realistic: Sen. Leland Yee isn't "making an announcement" at the Department of Elections today to lecture the media on the wonders of fluoridated water, or put in a bid for Aubrey Huff's Rally Thong, or let it be known he's sick of politics and wants to open up a pizzeria in Brooklyn.

Yee, perhaps the only man with his eye more obviously on a mayoral run than City Attorney Dennis Herrera, is taking out his papers and officially starting his mayoral campaign. You don't hire Stearns to wash your damn car, after all.

It will be an interesting run for the former supervisor and assemblyman. He would be San Francisco's first Asian mayor (assuming Supervisor David Chiu doesn't become acting or interim mayor in January) -- but he isn't particularly well-liked by many of Chinatown's kingmakers.

He's one of Sacramento's most prolific senators -- but he's also the man who helped introduce Ed Jew into politics.

Yee will join Herrera, Supervisor Bevan Dufty, businesswoman Joanna Rees, and a dozen or so other declared candidates for mayor. Assuming, you know, he isn't off to open a pizzeria in Brooklyn.

Follow us on Twitter at @TheSnitchSF and @SFWeekly  


  • Pin It

Tags: , , , ,

About The Author

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Bio:
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.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook

Slideshows

  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"