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Likely No Gay Mayor for S.F.

Likely No Gay Mayor for S.F.


Interim San Francisco mayor Edwin Lee has a decisive lead over the other contenders to lead the city, including gay former Board of Supervisors member Bevan Dufty.

Dufty hoped to become San Francisco's first out mayor, but Lee seems to have won over voters in the first round of ranked-choice voting. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Lee has a 13-point lead over his next closest rival, Supervisor John Avalos. If declared the winner, Lee will become the city's first Asian-American mayor. Lee took over the post temporarily in January when former mayor Gavin Newsom began his new job as lieutenant governor of California.

Dufty, who represented the same Castro district that Harvey Milk did 33 years ago, campaigned on a platform of fixing the city's unreliable public transit system and addressing the homelessness problem. Read more about Dufty here.

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