The races for sheriff, district attorney and mayor in San Francisco moved to ranked-choice voting after no candidate earned a majority of votes. And while there are still more than 30,000 votes to be counted, incumbents Ed Lee and George Gascon are both expected to be victorious in each of their races.
Incumbent Ed Lee has become the first Asian to win a San Francisco mayoral race with 61.21% of the vote. It must be especially gratifying for a person who hasn’t won any election of note. And although he pledged not to run in this race, his “awe-shucks” simple demeanor won over many who saw him as a perfect representative for San Francisco – Asian, not publicity seeking, can do, practical person.
Following what seemed like an endless month of questions asking if he would go back on his word and enter the San Francisco mayoral race, Ed Lee filed the necessary paperwork on Monday to enter the crowded field of candidates.