San Francisco Board of Supervisors election, 1998

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The 1998 San Francisco Board of Supervisors elections occurred on November 3, 1998. Five of the eleven seats were contested. Five incumbents, two of which were appointed by Mayor Willie Brown, were up for election.

This election was the last using at-large seats, a system that effectively reduces representation of minority points of view. Subsequent Board of Supervisors elections were to district seats through a plan ratified by the voters in 1996.

Municipal elections in California are officially non-partisan, though most candidates in San Francisco do receive funding and support from various political parties.


Each voter is allowed to cast at most five votes.

San Francisco Board of Supervisors elections, 1998
Candidate Votes Percentage
Tom Ammiano (incumbent) 120,291 %
Gavin Newsom (incumbent) 109,015 %
Mabel Teng (incumbent) 95,093 %
Mark Leno (incumbent) 82,449 %
Amos Brown (incumbent) 67,554 %
Victor Marquez 58,935  %
Rose Tsai 58,571  %
Donna Casey 57,788  %
Denise D'Anne 35,244  %
Lucrecia Bermudez 23,115  %
Shawn O'Hearn 17,664  %
Jim Reid 16,902  %
Carlos Petroni 16,293  %
Len Pettigrew 15,049  %
Tahnee Stair 11,621  %
Frederick Hobson 8,048  %
Sam Lucas 7,858  %
Voter turnout 55.8%

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