San Francisco's liberal-leaning voters are awakening to an epic election hangover with the unforeseen victory of Donald Trump for the presidency of the United States, and the news is likely to dominate the election aftermath.
However, this morning also promises local election results for those willing and able to think closer to home. Though some ballots may remain to be counted, the results are mostly in for voters in the six city districts which saw voting on candidates for supervisor yesterday. (Update, 10am: The Department of Elections has announced that it is still reviewing more than 114,000 ballots. The results from the 274,207 already counted are reflected below.)
According to the still-unofficial election results reported by city's Department of Elections, last updated at 2am this morning, here are the likely winners of this year's district contests. (Update: As commenter Kyle notes, these results are based on ranked choice voting. Read about how it works, here.)
District 1: Sandra Lee Fewer
The Richmond District saw the tightest race for supervisor in the city, with candidates Sandra Lee Fewer and Marjan Philhour seemingly neck and neck into the stretch. But, with 38.6% of the vote to Philhour's 35.5%, the more progressive Fewer looks to succeed Eric Mar for the D1 seat. (Incidentally, the election of either Fewer or Philhour will end the Board of Supervisors' five-year "mom drought.")
District 3: Aaron Peskin
After winning the vote in last year's D3 contest, Peskin received another vote of confidence in the city's northeast neighborhoods: 73% of the vote, handily beating out challenger Tim Donnelly.
District 5: London Breed
Incumbent London Breed will retain her seat with 53.4% of the vote versus challenger Dean Preston's 46.6%. Breed, currently serving as the Board President, has strong support in the Western Addition, where she grew up; Preston, a housing rights attorney, gained support from progressive groups.
District 7: Norman Yee
With 39.3% of the district's vote, incumbent Norman Yee will continue to represent the city's southwest neighborhoods, with Joel Engardio (21.5%) the closest challenger.
District 9: Hillary Ronen
Hillary Ronen will fill the shoes of David Campos, for whom she's worked as chief of staff since 2010, in the Mission, Bernal Heights and Portola: she captured 57% of the vote to top Joshua Arce's 30.6%.
District 11: Ahsha Safai
Though the race was tight, Ahsha Safai looks to have triumphed in Ingleside and the Excelsior, taking home 38.81% of the vote to Kim Alvarenga's 32.17%. As relayed to the Ingleside-Excelsior Light last month, Safai aims to revitalize the area's commercial corridors and create a moratorium on medical cannabis dispensaries in the district, among other plans.
Did your district choice come out on top? Let us know what you think of the results in the comments.
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