Early results show strong progressive vote

Mar, Haney ahead, Walton leading in D10

The early results, which typically skew more conservative, have the progressive candidates in the lead in District 4 and 6 and Shamann Walton, who has strong progressive support, leading in D10.

Natalie Gee, Walton’s campaign manager, celebrates the early results

Prop, C is well ahead with 55 percent of the vote.

In D4, Gordon Mar is at 30 percent and Jessica Ho at 29 percent. At Ho headquarters, about 30 people were gathered, mostly middle-aged white and Asian. Ho told us that “the night is going great” and then quickly left.

Ho’s campaign manager said he’s feeling positive.

Ho said she was feeling optimistic despite early results showing her behind.

At Mar’s party, people are singing and chanting and in very good spirits. 

Celebrations at Gordon Mar’s party

In D6, Haney is far ahead with 56 percent of the vote, Christine Johnson has 26 percent and Sonja Trauss is far behind at 16 percent. Even if Johnson and Trauss get most of each others’s second-place votes, at this point Haney looks strong.

In D10, Walton is at 42 percent and Tony Kelly is at 23 percent, with Theo Ellington at 19 percent.

A diverse and upbeat crowd of more than 100 gathered at the Laughing Monk where Walton is leading by 19 points over Tony Kelly.

Walton’s campaign manager Natalie Gee reported this election turnout as being “historically high.”  

Gee said:, “One thing about Shamman is that he’s really good at bringing people together and building coalitions… People [who] don’t usually agree with each other are supporting Shammon because they know he can actually get things done, and he has a long history of working in the community, solving homelessness, solving affordability.”

Prop. C is leading with 55 percent of the vote.

Tim Redmond has been a political and investigative reporter in San Francisco for more than 30 years. He spent much of that time as executive editor of the Bay Guardian. He is the founder of 48hills.