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Live updates: The supes races

Our continually updated live coverage of the local election

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48hills election coverage team: Nia Bossier, Phebe Bridges, William Buckerfield, Serena Finney, Cholasith (Poom) Likitpurkpaisan, Sophia McCrackin, Roman McDonough, Gabriella Rizzo, Nia Robinson, Caitlin Ryan

From the Dorsey campaign at 10pm: Spirits are high. The crowd is in a positive mood and most everyone in attendance agrees that physically being there is the way to go. The crowd as a whole feels like a large friend group who is happy to be there to support Matt Dorsey. They feel that if possible, going out in person to support your candidate is much better than staying at home and watching everything unfold on the TV.

Update Gordon Mar 10pm: Results came in and looked mostly the same. Gordon Mar says most of the ballots have been mailed in ballots which mostly reflects conservative voters. He mentioned that he is very proud of his campaign and said it is inclusive with 6,000 district 4 voters and 350 volunteers who helped knock on 18,000 doors for this campaign. At the event there are a lot of people from the SEIU international union. Before running for supervisor in 2018, Gordon Mar was president of Jobs with Justice, which earned him the support of a lot of the labor unions in his campaign. When addressing his opponent Joel Engardio he says that he “exploits people’s fears but doesn’t really offer solutions.”

There’s a lot of talk about how this election is different from 2018. In the last year and a half, there has been a lot of change in the political climate in SF, with how many recalls have occurred in the government. The last election for this District 4 spot had eigth candidates;  this year there are only two.

10pm:

The early trends, with just a few more votes in, look like this: Joel Engardio picked up 248 votes in the last update, and Gordon Mar picked up 234. So Engardio is maintaining his lead. In D6, Matt Dorsey picked up 275 votes, and Honey Mahogany picked up 219.

In the Community College Board race, the challengers, Anita Martinez, Susan Solomon, and Vick Chung, continue to expand their lead over the incumbents.

With Prop M, the yes side gained 6,000 votes and no gained 4,700, which suggests that Prop. M’s lead is safe.

Engardio celebrates with volunteers

Honey Mahogany says “we have a long night ahead of us …. I hope the next preliminary report is better and that the votes keep coming in. I’m excited for what’s next and I will continue to work to make San Francisco a better place regardless of the outcome.”

9:15pm Engardio party: In his speech he is explaining different stories that have impacted him through his campaign. Before his speech the polls showed it was 51.49% 

At Gordon Mart’s event as we await more numbers

Thanked Tom Collin and Jan Cook specific shoutout for volunteers as he heavily emphasized his thankfulness for all the volunteers that helped in his campaign 

A volunteer of the campaign, a student at USF named Jocelyn Luciani, said that working with the campaign t everyone was humble and human throughout the whole process. 

Event has a big buzz as everyone is really excited right as the polls have come in. Before while they were waiting for the numbers, it was a nervous atmosphere as doubt started to creep into some worried supporters in the crowd. The event is packed as people are filled into every corner of the restaurant. 

At 9pm, the Matt Dorsey campaign venue is looking more lively. Dorsey’s posters litter the walls and windows of the bar. Within the bar, supporters with “Affordable Homes” t-shirts can be heard saying “Matt is what the city needs.”  Many of Dorsey’s supporters are expressing feelings of anxiety, others hopefulness. Overall the tight-knit crowd awaits more results.

9 pm at the Gordon Mar event: everyone seems pretty positive and pretty exhausted. President of the Labour Council Kim Tavaglione said she’s “Cautiously Optimistic.”

  • Campaign Manager Vanessa Pimentel said “she’s exhausted”

hen spoken to earlier before his speech he seemed nervous but still confident. As he starts with his speech, the room is packed and the crowd is erupting in chants, “Joel, Joel, Joel!” 

9pm Gordon Mar event – People seem excited as results are starting to come in. There is a lot of cheering as the tv announces a democrat has won a race and even boos for republican candidates. 

  • Edward Wright volunteered for campaign and campaign manager in 2018: 

“2018 was the first chance people had to vote after Donald Trump got elected and they wanted to send a message.” He says the people are tired of voting as this is the fourth election this year. 

9pm Joel Engardio – He’s giving his speech right now, seems very optimistic and says he’s on the right side. When spoken to earlier before his speech he seemed nervous but still confident. As he starts with his speech, the room is packed and the crowd is erupting in chants, “Joel, Joel, Joel!” 

8:50 pm: District 4 is really close, with Joel Engardio up a few points. In D 6, Matt Dorsey has a significant lead over Honey Mahogany. But only 26 percent of the vote is in.

Incumbent Brooke Jenkins has a solid lead in the DA’s race.

In perhaps a surprise, the challenger slate is winning the top three seats, with all of the incumbents falling behind.

Gordon Mar event: everyone seems pretty positive and pretty exhausted, from district 4 

President of the Labour Council Kim “Cautiously Optimistic, worked on the IE side of Gordon Mar” 

  • Campaign Manager Melissa Pimentel only age 23 “she’s exhausted” 
  • Volunteer Ralph Lane –  lived in the sunset, fifth generation San franciscan, would lose today he compared the opponents to Maga Trump movement, sources of income – Grow SF. 

9pm Gordon Mar event – People seem excited as results are starting to come in. There is a lot of cheering as the tv announces a democrat has won a race and even boos for republican candidates. 

  • Edward Wright volunteered for campaign and campaign manager in 2018: 

“2018 was the first chance people had to vote after Donald Trump got elected and they wanted to send a message.” He says the people are tired of voting as this is the fourth election this year. 

9pm Joel Engardio – He’s giving his speech right now, seems very optimistic and says he’s on the right side. When spoken to earlier before his speech he seemed nervous but still confident. As he starts with his speech, the room is packed and the crowd is erupting in chants, “Joel, Joel, Joel!” 

8:30 pm At the party for Honey Mahogany, political strategist Nate Allbee said he’s still waiting for the numbers. “I’ll be happy if we’re close when we see the first numbers,” he said. As for the candidate?

“She’ll come out when she feels fabulous.”

At 8:30, the election party for Matt Dorsey is lightly attended. Those in attendance at the moment consist of adults in their late 30s to 60s. Everyone waits patiently as music plays in the background at the venue.

From left- Frances England, Erica, and Doug Jacuzzi, all SF natives who have been involved in Gordon’s campaign, and all of whom live in Sunset

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