San Francisco Board of Supervisors elections, 2004

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The 2004 San Francisco Board of Supervisors elections occurred on November 2, 2004. Seven of the eleven seats were contested in this election. Six incumbents and one open seat were up for election.

Municipal elections in California are officially non-partisan, though most candidates in San Francisco do receive funding and support from various political parties. This is the first Board of Supervisors election in San Francisco to implement ranked-choice voting.[1]

Results[edit]

District 1[edit]

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This district consists of the Richmond District. Incumbent supervisor Jake McGoldrick ran for reelection.

District 1 supervisorial election, 2004[2][3]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Jake McGoldrick (incumbent) 11,791 41.09%
Lillian Sing 8,959 31.22%
Matt Tuchow 2,859 9.96%
David Heller 2,003 6.98%
Rose Tsai 1,581 5.51%
Leanna Dawydiak 1,373 4.78%
Jeffrey S. Freebairn 131 0.46%
Valid votes 28,697 91.59%
Invalid or blank votes 2,636 8.41%
Total votes 31,333 100.00%
Voter turnout 73.63%
Ranked choice voting — Pass 4
Jake McGoldrick (incumbent) 14,011 54.01%
Lillian Sing 11,929 45.99%
Eligible votes 25,940 84.44%
Exhausted votes 4,781 15.56%
Total votes 30,721 100.00%

Ranked-choice vote distribution[edit]

Candidate Pass 1 Pass 2 Pass 3 Pass 4
Jake McGoldrick 11,815 12,084 12,304 14,011
Lillian Sing 8,989 9,309 10,036 11,929
Matt Tuchow 2,864 3,159 3,417
David Heller 2,012 2,297 2,531
Rose Tsai 1,595 1,727
Leanna Dawydiak 1,380
Jeffrey S. Freebairn 132
Eligible ballots 28,787 28,576 28,288 25,940
Exhausted ballots 1,934 2,145 2,433 4,781
Total 30,721 30,721 30,721 30,721

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 Michela Alioto-Pier was seeking her first election after being appointed by Mayor Gavin Newsom in the wake of his election as mayor.

District 2 supervisorial special election, 2004[2]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Michela Alioto-Pier (incumbent) 21,013 61.25%
Steve Braccini 5,763 16.80%
David Pascal 4,207 12.26%
Roger E. Schulke 1,950 5.68%
Jay R. Shah 1,375 4.01%
Valid votes 34,308 83.82%
Invalid or blank votes 6,623 16.18%
Total votes 40,931 100.00%
Voter turnout 82.24%

District 3[edit]

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District 3 consists of the northeastern corner of San Francisco, including Chinatown, the Financial District, Fisherman's Wharf, Nob Hill, North Beach, and Telegraph Hill. Incumbent supervisor Aaron Peskin was seeking reelection.

District 3 supervisorial election, 2004[2]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Aaron Peskin (incumbent) 16,120 62.55%
Brian Murphy O'Flynn 5,763 16.80%
Eugene Chi-Ching Wong 3,534 13.71%
Sal Busalacchi 1,536 5.96%
Valid votes 26,953 91.68%
Invalid or blank votes 2,446 8.32%
Total votes 29,399 100.00%
Voter turnout 74.11%

District 5[edit]

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District 5 consists of the Fillmore, Haight-Ashbury, Hayes Valley, Japantown, UCSF, and the Western Addition. Incumbent supervisor Matt Gonzalez did not seek reelection.

District 5 supervisorial election, 2004[2][4]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Ross Mirkarimi 9,928 28.40%
Robert Haaland 5,096 14.58%
Lisa Feldstein 3,242 9.27%
Nick Waugh 3,007 8.60%
Andrew Sullivan 2,474 7.08%
Bill Barnes 1,659 4.75%
Jim Siegel 1,537 4.40%
Dan Kalb 1,393 3.99%
Susan C. King 971 2.78%
Michael E. O'Connor 860 2.46%
Brett Wheeler 825 2.36%
Joseph Blue 792 2.27%
Tys Sniffen 684 1.96%
Phoenix Streets 654 1.87%
Julian Davis 412 1.18%
Emmett Gilman 390 1.12%
Francis Somsel 365 1.04%
Rob Anderson 332 0.95%
Vivian Wilder 129 0.37%
Patrick M. Ciocca 87 0.25%
Phillip House 61 0.17%
H. Brown 57 0.16%
Valid votes 34,955 85.93%
Invalid or blank votes 5,724 14.07%
Total votes 40,679 100.00%
Voter turnout 75.25%
Ranked choice voting — Pass 19
Ross Mirkarimi 13,211 50.60%
Robert Haaland 7,272 27.85%
Lisa Feldstein 5,628 21.55%
Eligible votes 26,111 66.52%
Exhausted votes 13,144 33.48%
Total votes 39,255 100.00%

Ranked-choice vote distribution[edit]

Candidate Pass 1 Pass 2 Pass 3 Pass 4 Pass 5 Pass 6 Pass 7 Pass 8 Pass 9 Pass 10 Pass 11 Pass 12 Pass 13 Pass 14 Pass 15 Pass 16 Pass 17 Pass 18 Pass 19
Ross Mirkarimi 9,947 9,950 9,952 9,969 9,996 10,034 10,094 10,158 10,261 10,387 10,472 10,635 10,766 10,946 11,262 11,659 11,921 12,287 13,211
Robert Haaland 5,124 5,126 5,130 5,146 5,180 5,192 5,226 5,254 5,318 5,384 5,461 5,538 5,628 5,740 5,956 6,319 6,409 6,636 7,272
Lisa Feldstein 3,257 3,265 3,274 3,289 3,309 3,323 3,381 3,430 3,484 3,566 3,671 3,671 3,851 4,070 4,313 4,636 4,759 5,064 5,628
Nick Waugh 3,025 3,025 3,027 3,035 3,053 3,070 3,090 3,118 3,187 3,243 3,296 3,391 3,441 3,540 3,732 3,900 4,063 5,041
Andrew Sullivan 2,477 2,478 2,479 2,494 2,501 2,550 2,570 2,580 2,639 2,663 2,716 2,771 2,831 2,870 2,982 3,068 3,601
Jim Siegel 1,540 1,542 1,543 1,551 1,565 1,608 1,639 1,657 1,743 1,763 1,820 1,866 2,053 2,111 2,184 2,242
Bill Barnes 1,664 1,670 1,671 1,680 1,690 1,709 1,719 1,731 1,751 1,804 1,871 1,945 1,977 2,018 2,142
Dan Kalb 1,398 1,400 1,400 1,412 1,430 1,449 1,466 1,493 1,540 1,582 1,610 1,698 1,739 1,867
Susan C. King 977 980 984 1,007 1,034 1,051 1,072 1,116 1,147 1,206 1,237 1,293 1,371
Michael E. O'Connor 868 870 873 882 906 930 944 973 1,012 1,036 1,079 1,127
Brett Wheeler 832 833 835 845 871 881 896 929 951 995 1,026
Joseph Blue 802 805 807 814 819 842 851 860 876 908
Phoenix Streets 657 658 660 673 699 714 731 752 771
Tys Sniffen 686 687 688 692 707 719 730 746
Julian Davis 418 422 429 443 462 467 481
Emmett Gilman 393 394 398 405 407 423
Francis Somsel 368 341 342 379 381
Rob Anderson 336 341 342 346
Vivian Wilder 130 134 135
Patrick M. Ciocca 87 91 91
Phillip House 62 62
H. Brown 57
Eligible ballots 35,109 35,101 35,088 35,062 35,010 34,962 34,890 34,797 34,680 34,537 34,259 34,029 33,657 33,162 32,571 31,824 30,753 29,028 26,111
Exhausted ballots 4,146 4,154 4,167 4,193 4,245 4,293 4,365 4,458 4,575 4,718 4,996 5,226 5,593 6,093 6,684 7,431 8,502 10,227 13,144
Total 39,255 39,255 39,255 39,255 39,255 39,255 39,255 39,255 39,255 39,255 39,255 39,255 39,255 39,255 39,255 39,255 39,255 39,255 39,255

District 7[edit]

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District 7 consists of City College, Forest Hill, Lake Merced, Mount Davidson, Parkmerced, San Francisco State University, St. Francis Wood, and Twin Peaks. Incumbent supervisor Sean Elsbernd was seeking his first election after he was appointed to the seat in the wake of his predecessor Tony Hall's resignation.

District 7 supervisorial election, 2004[2][5]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Sean Elsbernd (incumbent) 10,475 33.23%
Christine Linnenbach 6,764 21.46%
Isaac Wang 2,717 8.62%
Gregory Corrales 2,550 8.09%
Milton "Rennie" O'Brien 2,359 7.48%
Vernon C. Grigg III 2,082 6.60%
Shawn Reifsteck 1,103 3.50%
Michael Patrick Mallen 968 3.07%
Pat Lakey 760 2.41%
Svetlana Kaff 541 1.72%
Art Belenson 507 1.61%
Sheela Kini 349 1.11%
David Parker 348 1.10%
Valid votes 31,523 87.82%
Invalid or blank votes 4,373 12.18%
Total votes 35,896 100.00%
Voter turnout 79.68%
Ranked choice voting — Pass 11
Sean Elsbernd (incumbent) 13,834 56.87%
Christine Linnenbach 10,491 43.13%
Eligible votes 24,325 69.69%
Exhausted votes 10,580 30.31%
Total votes 34,905 100.00%

Ranked-choice vote distribution[edit]

Candidate Pass 1 Pass 2 Pass 3 Pass 4 Pass 5 Pass 6 Pass 7 Pass 8 Pass 9 Pass 10 Pass 11
Sean Elsbernd 10,505 10,547 10,568 10,667 10,740 10,884 11,018 11,189 11,827 12,446 13,834
Christine Linnenbach 6,784 6,817 6,865 6,962 7,078 7,231 7,452 7,782 8,490 9,160 10,491
Milton "Rennie" O'Brien 2,372 2,410 2,481 2,525 2,588 2,691 2,847 3,090 3,300 3,799
Isaac Wang 2,728 2,757 2,785 2,813 2,868 2,926 3,007 3,110 3,263 3,533
Gregory Corrales 2,560 2,589 2,618 2,658 2,721 2,767 2,878 2,946 3,110
Vernon C. Grigg III 2,091 2,104 2,114 2,151 2,186 2,252 2,323 2,451
Shawn Reifsteck 1,108 1,136 1,187 1,210 1,236 1,286 1,388
Michael Patrick Mallen 975 1,004 1,017 1,040 1,066 1,110
Pat Lakey 763 783 804 823 840
Svetlana Kaff 546 573 592 605
Art Belenson 510 517 528
Sheela Kini 349 367
David Parker 348
Eligible ballots 31,639 31,604 31,559 31,454 31,323 31,147 30,913 30,577 29,990 28,938 24,325
Exhausted ballots 3,266 3,301 3,346 3,351 3,582 3,758 3,992 4,328 4,915 5,967 10,580
Total 34,905 34,905 34,905 34,905 34,905 34,905 34,905 34,905 34,905 34,905 34,905

District 9[edit]

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District 9 consists of Bernal Heights, the Inner Mission, and part of the Portola. Incumbent supervisor Tom Ammiano ran for reelection.

District 9 supervisorial election, 2004[2]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Tom Ammiano (incumbent) 12,547 50.73%
Renee Saucedo 5,460 22.08%
Miguel Bustos 4,318 17.46%
Lucrecia Bermudez 1,018 4.12%
Steve Zeltzer 798 3.23%
James Boris Perez 575 2.32%
Adam Cabot (write-in) 17 0.17%
Valid votes 24,733 91.62%
Invalid or blank votes 2,262 8.38%
Total votes 26,995 100.00%
Voter turnout 73.83%

District 11[edit]

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District 11 consists of the Excelsior District, Ingleside, Oceanview, and the Outer Mission. Incumbent supervisor Gerardo Sandoval ran for reelection.

District 11 supervisorial election, 2004[2][6]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Gerardo Sandoval (incumbent) 7,427 32.24%
Myrna Lim 4,259 18.49%
Jose Medina 2,852 12.38%
Anita Grier 2,787 12.10%
Rolanda A. Bonilla 2,279 9.89%
Rebecca Reynolds Silverberg 1,810 7.86%
Tom Yuen 1,318 5.72%
Fil M. Silverio 307 1.33%
Valid votes 23,039 90.43%
Invalid or blank votes 2,439 9.57%
Total votes 25,478 100.00%
Voter turnout 69.40%
Ranked choice voting — Pass 6
Gerardo Sandoval (incumbent) 10,679 58.33%
Myrna Lim 7,629 41.67%
Eligible votes 18,307 73.52%
Exhausted votes 6,595 26.48%
Total votes 24,902 100.00%

Ranked-choice vote distribution[edit]

Candidate Pass 1 Pass 2 Pass 3 Pass 4 Pass 5 Pass 6
Gerardo Sandoval 7,477 7,637 7,919 8,553 9,256 10,679
Myrna Lim 4,280 4,884 5,248 5,719 6,760 7,629
Jose Medina 2,869 2,989 3,359 3,867 4,683
Anita Grier 2,806 3,080 3,522 3,829
Rolanda A. Bonilla 2,293 2,356 2,571
Rebecca Reynolds Silverberg 1,816 1,946
Tom Yuen 1,328
Fil M. Silverio) 307
Eligible ballots 23,176 22,892 22,619 21,968 20,699 18,307
Exhausted ballots 1,726 2,010 2,283 2,934 4,203 6,595
Total 24,902 24,902 24,902 24,902 24,902 24,902

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City and County of San Francisco November 2, 2004 Consolidated General Election Voter Pamphlet". San Francisco Department of Elections. September 12, 2004. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "November 2, 2004 General Election Statement of Vote" (Excel). San Francisco Department of Elections. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ "District 1 – Ranked-choice voting". San Francisco Department of Elections. November 30, 2004. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  4. ^ "District 5 – Ranked-choice voting". San Francisco Department of Elections. November 30, 2004. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  5. ^ "District 7 – Ranked-choice voting". San Francisco Department of Elections. November 30, 2004. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  6. ^ "District 11 – Ranked-choice voting". San Francisco Department of Elections. November 30, 2004. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 

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