State Green Party wins mayor spot, may put 2 on SF Board of Supervisors, and amass at least 5 wins statewide after Tuesday’s election

November 11, 2008 in 2008 Fall Elections, Found Elsewhere

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SACRAMENTO:† The Green Party will assume the No. 1 elected office in another California city, and may yet have two members on the powerful San Francisco Board of Supervisors after preliminary results were announced for Tuesday’s election.

Greens, who already hold about 50 elected posts throughout the state, claimed at least five victories, including one for mayor, one for the SF Board of Supervisors. .

Bruce Delgado, a former city councilperson in Marina in Monterey County, garnered 2,401 votes, or 51.92 percent of the vote to become mayor of Marina in Monterey County. He joins other Green Party mayors – elected Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and Craig Litwin, appointed mayor in Sebastopol.

In San Francisco, incumbent Ross Mirkarimi retained his spot on the Board of Supervisors with a whopping 77 percent of the vote. Mark Sanchez, current president of the SF Board of Education, was second in his district race for the board, but tens of thousands of votes are yet to be counted, and ranked choice voting may push him into a seat.

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