Posts tagged ‘Mayor’

May 12, 2011

SF is Preparing for its Next King or Queen (Mayor)

by Accidental Bear

Running for the mayoral seat in San Francisco is one spicy meatball! We are no ordinary city and have extraordinary population to please. The rest of the world watches SF under a microscope to see what boundaries we are pushing and history we are re-writing. Good luck to you all in the race. On your mark, get set, GOOOOOOOOOOOO…  Bevan I got your back~AB

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LGBT themes emerge at first mayoral forum

via B.A.R

The theme of the first candidate forum in this year’s San Francisco mayoral race was public service, but that didn’t deter the nine leading candidates who took part from peppering their responses with references to LGBT concerns.

Taking the stage together for the first time, the seven men and two women running to be San Francisco’s next mayor spent 90 minutes Thursday, May 5 pitching themselves to a packed house of college students and residents gathered inside the McLaren Conference Center at the University of San Francisco, whose Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good teamed up with the group buildOn to host the forum.

While none of the questions spoke directly about LGBT issues, several candidates’ remarks included not so subtle pitches to the city’s LGBT voters for their support.

One of the most blatant references came from District 11 Supervisor John Avalos, who in his closing statement stole a famous line that the late gay Supervisor Harvey Milk used on the campaign trail back in the 1970s.

“I am John Avalos. I am a community builder and a community organizer. I want to recruit you to help rebuild San Francisco to make it a city that works better for all of us,” said Avalos, incorporating Milk’s “I am here to recruit you” riff on the anti-gay belief that homosexuals recruit youth to replenish their ranks. READ MORE

March 24, 2011

Dufty for SF Mayor!

by Accidental Bear

Bevan Dufty has what it takes to run our beloved city, and run it well. Of course he has my gay vote but that alone doesn’t get my final vote. He is very accessible , a good guy in front of and out of the eye of the media. Best of all he makes decisions based on everyone in SF, gay or straight. And on a side not, he’s one heck of a cute dad. Big brownie points and extremely telling to me. Dufty for Mayor!

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Victory Fund: Dufty for SF Mayor

By Advocate.com Editors

CASTRO DISTRICT SAN FRANCISCO BEVAN DUFTY X390 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COM

Bevan Dufty‘s mayoral aspirations were recently in trouble, but an endorsement from the Victory Fund may help the former city supervisor became San Francisco’s first openly gay mayor.

The Victory Fund, which works to elect LGBT candidates to higher office like Houston Mayor Annise Parker, recently announced their endorsement of Dufty for mayor of San Francisco. Edwin Lee, the current mayor, is serving out the rest of Gavin Newsom‘s term, as he was elected last year as California’s lieutenant governor. A mayoral election will take place in November and Lee will not be one of the people running.

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