San Francisco Board of Supervisors elections, 2002

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The 2002 San Francisco Board of Supervisors elections occurred on November 5, 2002, with runoff elections held on December 10, 2002. Five of the eleven seats were contested in this election. Three incumbents ran for reelection, while two sought another office.

Municipal elections in California are officially non-partisan, though most candidates in San Francisco do receive funding and support from various political parties. This was the last Board of Supervisors election in San Francisco to use the two-round system of elections.

Results[edit]

District 2[edit]

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District 2 consists of the Marina, Pacific Heights, the Presidio, part of Russian Hill, and Sea Cliff. Incumbent supervisor Gavin Newsom ran for reelection.

District 2 supervisorial election, 2002[1]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Gavin Newsom (incumbent) 15,674 78.77%
Lynne Newhouse Segal 3,247 15.81%
Len Pettigrew 821 4.13%
H. Brown 209 1.05%
Write-in 48 0.24%
Valid votes 19,899 82.14%
Invalid or blank votes 4,326 17.86%
Total votes 24,225 100.00%
Voter turnout 52.69%

District 4[edit]

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District 4 consists primarily of the Sunset district. Incumbent supervisor Leland Yee did not seek reelection, instead running for a seat in the California State Assembly.

District 4 supervisorial election, 2002[1][2]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Fiona Ma 4,259 23.56%
Ron Dudum 4,145 22.93%
Ed Jew 2,915 16.12%
Andrew Lee 2,897 16.03%
Joel Ventresca 1,522 8.42%
Barry Hermanson 1,252 6.93%
Marks Lam 675 3.73%
Frista Spence Loretto 393 2.17%
Write-in 20 0.11%
Valid votes 18078 88.39%
Invalid or blank votes 2,374 11.61%
Total votes 20,452 100.00%
Voter turnout 52.97%
Runoff election
Fiona Ma 8,289 56.19%
Ron Dudum 6,462 43.81%
Valid votes 14,751 99.76%
Invalid or blank votes 36 0.24%
Total votes 14,787 100.00%
Voter turnout 38.1%

District 6[edit]

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District 6 consists of Alcatraz Island, Civic Center, Mission Bay, South of Market, the Tenderloin, Treasure Island, and Yerba Buena Island. Incumbent supervisor Chris Daly ran for reelection.

District 6 supervisorial election, 2002[1]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Chris Daly (incumbent) 6,645 51.21%
Burke Strunsky 1,896 14.61%
Roger Gordon 1,859 14.33%
Michael A. Sweet 1,247 9.61%
Arthur Jackson 343 2.64%
Malinka Moye 304 2.34%
Garrett Jenkins 274 2.11%
Robert N. Power 199 1.53%
James Leo Dunn 183 1.41%
Write-in 27 0.21%
Valid votes 12,977 83.84%
Invalid or blank votes 2,502 16.16%
Total votes 15,479 100.00%
Voter turnout 43.55%

District 8[edit]

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District 8 consists of The Castro, Diamond Heights, Duboce Triangle, Eureka Valley, Glen Park, and Noe Valley. Incumbent supervisor Mark Leno did not seek reelection, instead running for a seat in the California State Assembly.

District 8 supervisorial election, 2002[1][2]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Eileen Hansen 9,820 36.23%
Bevan Dufty 8,795 32.45%
Tom Radulovich 5,221 19.26%
James Green 1,896 7.00%
Starchild 825 3.04%
Shawn O'Hearn 485 1.79%
Write-in 59 0.22%
Valid votes 27,101 84.95%
Invalid or blank votes 4,801 15.05%
Total votes 31,902 100.00%
Voter turnout 58.88%
Runoff election
Bevan Dufty 11,906 52.61%
Eileen Hansen 9,995 47.39%
Valid votes 21,091 99.91%
Invalid or blank votes 19 0.09%
Total votes 21,110 100.00%
Voter turnout 38.58%

District 10[edit]

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District 10 consists of Bayview-Hunters Point, McLaren Park, part of the Portola, Potrero Hill, and Visitacion Valley. Incumbent supervisor Sophie Maxwell ran for reelection unopposed.

District 10 supervisorial election, 2002[1]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Sophie Maxwell (incumbent) 9,723 97.45%
Write-in 254 2.55%
Invalid or blank votes 9,977 66.15%
Invalid or blank votes 5,105 33.85%
Total votes 15,082 100.00%
Voter turnout 38.39%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "November 5, 2002 General Election Summary of Vote" (Excel). San Francisco Department of Elections. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "December 10, 2002 Municipal Run-Off Election Statement of Vote" (Excel). San Francisco Department of Elections. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 

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