San Francisco Board of Supervisors elections, 2008

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The 2008 San Francisco Board of Supervisors elections occurred on November 4, 2008. Seven of the eleven seats of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors were contested in this election. Four incumbents were termed out of office, while three ran for reelection.

Municipal elections in California are officially non-partisan, though most candidates in San Francisco do receive funding and support from various political parties. The election was held using ranked-choice voting.

Results[edit]

District 1[edit]

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This district consists of the Richmond District. Incumbent supervisor Jake McGoldrick was termed out of office.

District 1 supervisorial election, 2008[1][2]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Eric Mar 11,625 40.52%
Sue Lee 9,733 33.93%
Alicia Wang 4,206 14.66%
Brian Larkin 995 3.47%
Jason Jungreis 610 2.13%
Nicholas Belloni 536 1.87%
Fidel Gakuba 361 1.26%
George Flamik 324 1.13%
Sherman D'Silva 254 0.89%
Write-in 42 0.15%
Valid votes 29,643 90.79%
Invalid or blank votes 3,008 9.21%
Total votes 32,651 100.00%
Voter turnout 80.76%
Ranked choice voting — Pass 1
Eric Mar 11,649 40.51%
Sue Lee 9,753 33.92%
Alicia Wang (eliminated) 4,218 14.67%
Brian Larkin (eliminated) 998 3.47%
Jason Jungreis (eliminated) 614 2.14%
Nicholas Belloni (eliminated) 537 1.87%
Fidel Gakuba (eliminated) 363 1.26%
George Flamik (eliminated) 325 1.13%
Sherman D'Silva (eliminated) 257 0.89%
Write-in (eliminated) 42 0.15%
Eligible votes 28,756 90.73%
Exhausted votes 2,938 9.27%
Total votes 31,694 100.00%
Ranked choice voting — Pass 2
Eric Mar 13,152 50.67%
Sue Lee 12,805 49.33%
Eligible votes 25,957 81,90%
Exhausted votes 5,737 18.10%
Total votes 31,694 100.00%

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 termed out of office.

District 3 supervisorial election, 2008[1][3]
Candidate Votes Percentage
David Chiu 10,209 37.72%
Joseph Alioto, Jr. 6,268 23.16%
Denise McCarthy 3,165 11.69%
Claudine Cheng 2,492 9.21%
Mike DeNunzio 1,330 4.91%
Lynn Jefferson 1,234 4.56%
Tony Gantner 1,191 4.40%
Wilma Pang 939 3.47%
Mark Quessey 204 0.75%
Write-in 35 0.13%
Valid votes 28,276 90.33%
Invalid or blank votes 3,028 9.67%
Total votes 31,304 100.00%
Voter turnout 80.44%
Ranked choice voting — Pass 7
David Chiu 13,582 59.37%
Joseph Alioto, Jr. 9,293 40.63%
Eligible votes 22,875 76.03%
Exhausted votes 7,211 23.97%
Total votes 30,086 100.00%

Ranked-choice vote distribution[edit]

Candidate Pass 1 Pass 2 Pass 3 Pass 4 Pass 5 Pass 6 Pass 7
David Chiu 10,270 10,512 10,800 10,919 11,146 12,348 13,582
Joseph Alioto, Jr. 6,285 6,400 6,655 7,113 7,423 8,175 9,293
Denise McCarthy 3,172 3,341 3,572 3,715 4,227 4,633
Claudine Cheng 2,515 2,779 2,886 3,027 3,223
Lynn Jefferson 1,235 1,365 1,471 1,650
Mike DeNunzio 1,335 1,386 1,466
Tony Gantner 1,195 1,235
Wilma Pang 952
Mark Quessey 204
Write-in 35
Eligible ballots 27,198 27,018 26,850 26,424 26,019 25,156 22,875
Exhausted ballots 2,888 3,068 3,236 3,662 4,067 4,930 7,211
Total 30,086 30,086 30,086 30,086 30,086 30,086 30,086

District 4[edit]

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District 4 consists primarily of the Sunset district. Incumbent supervisor Carmen Chu was seeking her first election after being appointed by Mayor Gavin Newsom in the wake of Ed Jew's suspension and resignation.

District 4 supervisorial special election, 2008[1][4]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Carmen Chu (incumbent) 15,353 52.37%
Ron Dudum 10,304 35.15%
David Ferguson 3,606 12.30%
Write-in 53 0.18%
Valid votes 30,060 92.86%
Invalid or blank votes 2,312 7.14%
Total votes 32,372 100.00%
Voter turnout 79.14%
Ranked choice voting — Pass 1
Carmen Chu (incumbent) 15,405 52.33%
Ron Dudum 10,346 35.14%
David Ferguson 3,635 12.35%
Write-in 53 0.18%
Eligible votes 29,439 93.08%
Exhausted votes 2,189 6.92%
Total votes 31,628 100.00%

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 Ross Mirkarimi was seeking reelection.

District 5 supervisorial election, 2008[1]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Ross Mirkarimi (incumbent) 27,482 77.39%
Owen P. O'Connell 5,962 16.79%
Rob Anderson 1,982 5.58%
Write-in 87 0.24%
Valid votes 37,408 86.85%
Invalid or blank votes 5,662 13.15%
Total votes 43,070 100.00%
Voter turnout 83.33%

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 reelection.

District 7 supervisorial election, 2008[1]
Candidate Votes Percentage
Sean Elsbernd (incumbent) 22,019 71.06%
Julian Lagos 5,792 18.69%
Billy Bob Whitmer 2,964 9.57%
Write-in 211 0.68%
Valid votes 32,420 85.09%
Invalid or blank votes 5,683 14.91%
Total votes 38,103 100.00%
Voter turnout 84.04%

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 was termed out of office.

District 9 supervisorial election, 2008[1][5]
Candidate Votes Percentage
David Campos 9,440 35.78%
Mark Sanchez 7,616 28.86%
Eric Quezada 5,337 20.23%
Eva Royale 1,830 6.94%
Thomas Valtin 857 3.25%
Eric Storey 802 3.04%
Vern Mathews 466 1.77%
Write-in 39 0.15%
Valid votes 27,183 91.59%
Invalid or blank votes 2,497 8.41%
Total votes 29,680 100.00%
Voter turnout 81.46%
Ranked choice voting — Pass 3
David Campos 12,637 53.83%
Mark Sanchez 10,837 46.17%
Eligible votes 23,474 81.27%
Exhausted votes 5,410 18.73%
Total votes 28,884 100.00%

Ranked-choice vote distribution[edit]

Candidate Pass 1 Pass 2 Pass 3
David Campos 9,468 10,387 12,637
Mark Sanchez 7,648 8,623 10,837
Eric Quezada 5,352 5,964
Eva Royale 1,842
Thomas Valtin 862
Eric Storey 806
Vern Mathews 469
Write-in 39
Eligible ballots 26,486 24,974 23,474
Exhausted ballots 2,398 3,910 5,410
Total 28,884 28,884 28,884

District 11[edit]

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District 11 consists of the Excelsior, Ingleside, Oceanview, and the Outer Mission. Incumbent supervisor Gerardo Sandoval was termed out of office.

District 11 supervisorial election, 2008[1][6]
Candidate Votes Percentage
John Avalos 6,918 28.19%
Ahsha Safaì 5,941 24.21%
Myrna Lim 4,442 18.10%
Julio Ramos 3,626 14.78%
Randall Knox 2,324 9.47%
Mary Goodnature 455 1.85%
Adrian Bermudez 410 1.67%
Eli Horn 391 1.59%
Write-in 24 0.10%
A. Jackson Matteson 6 0.02%
Valid votes 25,126 91.37%
Invalid or blank votes 2,372 8.63%
Total votes 27,498 100.00%
Voter turnout 76.21%
Ranked choice voting — Pass 4
John Avalos 10,225 52.93%
Ahsha Safaì 9,092 47.07%
Eligible votes 19,317 71.79%
Exhausted votes 7,592 28.21%
Total votes 26,909 100.00%

Ranked-choice vote distribution[edit]

Candidate Pass 1 Pass 2 Pass 3 Pass 4
John Avalos 6,964 7,625 8,887 10,225
Ahsha Safaì 5,941 5,965 6,727 7,611
Myrna Lim 4,462 5,053 5,929
Julio Ramos 3,646 4,321
Randall Knox 2,337
Mary Goodnature 459
Adrian Bermudez 415
Eli Horn 394
Write-in 30
A. Jackson Matteson 1
Eligible ballots 24,673 23,726 22,427 19,317
Exhausted ballots 2,236 3,183 4,482 7,592
Total 26,909 26,909 26,909 26,909

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "November 4, 2008 General Election Statement of Vote" (PDF). San Francisco Department of Elections. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ "District 1 – Ranked-choice voting". San Francisco Department of Elections. December 2, 2008. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ "District 3 – Ranked-choice voting". San Francisco Department of Elections. December 2, 2008. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  4. ^ "District 4 – Ranked-choice voting". San Francisco Department of Elections. December 2, 2008. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  5. ^ "District 9 – Ranked-choice voting". San Francisco Department of Elections. December 2, 2008. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  6. ^ "District 11 – Ranked-choice voting". San Francisco Department of Elections. December 2, 2008. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 

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