San Francisco Board of Supervisors elections, 2012

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The 2012 San Francisco Board of Supervisors elections occurred on November 6, 2012. Six of the eleven seats of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors were contested in this election. One incumbent was termed out of office, four ran for reelection, and one ran for initial election after being appointed to the seat.

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]

San Francisco District 1 (2012).svg

This district consists of the Richmond. Incumbent supervisor Eric Mar ran for reelection.

District 1 supervisorial election, 2012
Candidate Votes Percentage
Eric Mar (incumbent) 15,266 53.50%
David E. Lee 11,019 38.62%
Sherman D. D'Silva 2,152 7.54%
Write-in 96 0.34%
Valid votes 28,533 92.86%
Invalid or blank votes 2,194 7.14%
Total votes 30,727 100.00%
Voter turnout 70.43%

District 3[edit]

San Francisco District 3 (2012).svg

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 David Chiu ran for reelection.

District 3 supervisorial election, 2012
Candidate Votes Percentage
David Chiu (incumbent) 17,700 75.42%
F. Joseph Butler 2,685 11.44%
Marc Bruno 1,984 8.45%
Wilma Pang 1,033 4.4%
Valid votes 23,470 88.91%
Invalid or blank votes 2,926 11.09%
Total votes 26,396 100.00%
Voter turnout 66.17%

District 5[edit]

San Francisco District 5 (2012).svg

District 5 consists of the Fillmore, Haight-Ashbury, Hayes Valley, Japantown, UCSF, and the Western Addition. Incumbent supervisor Christina Olague ran for her first election after being appointed by Mayor Ed Lee in the wake of Ross Mirkarimi's resignation to be Sheriff of San Francisco.

District 5 supervisorial election, 2012
Candidate Votes Percentage
London Breed 9,794 27.87%
Christina Olague (incumbent) 6,939 19.75%
John Rizzo 5,667 16.13%
Julian Davis 5,318 15.14%
Thea Selby 4,733 13.47%
Daniel Everett 1,308 3.72%
Andrew "Ellard" Resignato 777 2.21%
Hope Johnson 486 1.38%
Write-in 115 0.33%
Valid votes 35,137 87.29%
Invalid or blank votes 5,116 12.71%
Total votes 40,253 100.00%
Voter turnout 72.42%
Ranked choice voting — Pass 5
London Breed 14,945 56.16%
Christina Olague (incumbent) 11,668 43.84%
Eligible votes 26,613 66.11%
Exhausted votes 13,640 33.89%
Total votes 40,253 100.00%

Ranked-choice vote distribution[edit]

Candidate Pass 1 Pass 2 Pass 3 Pass 4 Pass 5
London Breed 9,842 10,378 11,671 13,122 14,945
Christina Olague 6,955 7,296 8,000 9,621 11,668
John Rizzo 5,683 6,080 7,333 9,005
Julian Davis 5,342 5,751 6,494
Thea Selby 4,738 5,191
Daniel Everett 1,315
Andrew "Ellard" Resignato 782
Hope Johnson 490
Eligible ballots 35,147 34,696 33,498 31,748 26,613
Exhausted ballots 5,106 5,557 6,755 8,505 13,640
Total 40,253 40,253 40,253 40,253 40,253

District 7[edit]

San Francisco District 7 (2012).svg

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 termed out of office.

District 7 supervisorial election, 2012
Candidate Votes Percentage
Norman Yee 9,142 29.18%
F.X. Crowley 7,723 24.65%
Mike Garcia 5,489 17.52%
Joel Engardio 4,163 13.29%
Robert J. Squeri 1,538 4.91%
Julian Lagos 1,086 3.47%
Andrew Bley 824 2.63%
Lynn Gavin 716 2.29%
Glenn Rogers 595 1.90%
Write-in 58 0.19%
Valid votes 31,334 88.64%
Invalid or blank votes 4,017 11.36%
Total votes 35,351 100.00%
Voter turnout 74.90%
Ranked choice voting — Pass 6
Norman Yee 12,505 50.27%
F.X. Crowley 12,373 49.73%
Eligible votes 24,878 70.37%
Exhausted votes 10,473 29.63%
Total votes 35,351 100.0%

Ranked-choice vote distribution[edit]

Candidate Pass 1 Pass 2 Pass 3 Pass 4 Pass 5 Pass 6
Norman Yee 9,182 9,251 9,375 10,197 11,184 12,505
F.X. Crowley 7,746 7,807 7,883 8,624 9,709 12,373
Mike Garcia 5,512 5,556 5,642 6,296 7,473
Joel Engardio 4,168 4,208 4,292 4,843
Robert J. Squeri 1,545 1,592 1,624
Julian Lagos 1,091 1,172 1,329
Andrew Bley 825 925 1,072
Lynn Gavin 719 803
Glenn Rogers 597
Eligible ballots 31,385 31,314 31,217 29,960 28,366 24,878
Exhausted ballots 3,966 4,037 4,134 5,391 6,985 10,473
Total 35,351 35,351 35,351 35,351 35,351 35,351

District 9[edit]

San Francisco District 9 (2012).svg

District 9 consists of Bernal Heights, the Inner Mission, and the Portola. Incumbent supervisor David Campos ran for reelection.

District 9 supervisorial election, 2012
Candidate Votes Percentage
David Campos (incumbent) 24,044 95.08%
Bud Ryerson (write-in) 181 0.72%
Other write-in 1,063 4.20%
Valid votes 25,288 83.07%
Invalid or blank votes 5,153 16.93%
Total votes 30,441 100.00%
Voter turnout 68.44%

District 11[edit]

San Francisco District 11 (2012).svg

District 11 consists of Crocker-Amazon, the Excelsior, Ingleside, Oceanview, and the Outer Mission. Incumbent supervisor John Avalos ran for reelection unopposed.

District 11 supervisorial election, 2012
Candidate Votes Percentage
John Avalos (incumbent) 17,748 94.25%
Write-in 1,083 5.75%
Valid votes 18,831 79.14%
Invalid or blank votes 4,964 20.86%
Total votes 23,795 100.00%
Voter turnout 62.59%

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