In a post-election landscape where nearly all local victories has been eclipsed by the results of the presidential election, it might be hard to gin up the energy to care who won San Francisco's contested seats. But the world continues to turn, the sun just rose, and votes continue to be counted in all the SF races (Update: as of 10 a.m., the DoE says they have about 114,000 uncounted). Here are the current results for San Francisco candidates seeking local roles, including those on the Board of Supes, CCSF and the SFUSD Boards, and more.
With a current count of 38.61% of the vote, Sandra Lee Fewer appears to have beaten Marjan Philhour (35.53%) for the seat being vacated by Eric Mar.
Incumbent Aaron Peskin has currently nabbed 73.02% of the vote. He's not going anywhere.
Incumbent and current Board of Supervisors President London Breed appears to be hanging on to her seat, beating challenger Dean Preston with a current 53.42% to his 46.58%.
Incumbent Norman Yee handily bested SF Examiner columnist Joel Engardo, with a current 39.38% of the vote to the scribe's 21.5%.
Hillary Ronen, who before the election was perhaps best known as current D9 Supe David Campos' legislative aide, appears to have slid into her departing boss's job with a current 57.14% of the vote. Joshua Arce came in at a distant second with 30.65%.
Ahsha Safai appears to have triumphed in a tight and expensive race against Kimberly Alvarenga, with a current 38.81% of the vote over her 32.17%.
Besides those races, there's the matter of D8 Supe Scott Wiener's seat. Though the race is remarkably tight, the LA Times this morning declared him the winner, so he will be replaced by an appointee chosen by Mayor Ed Lee. So the makeup of the next BoS still remains unclear for now.
And in other SF candidate races:
Superior Court Judge, Seat 7
SF Police Commissioner Victor Hwang has easily bested former prosecutor Paul Henderson, with a current 63.77% of the vote (143,341 votes) over Henderson's 36.23% (81,426 votes).
A mix of new and incumbent candidates sought the four seats available in SF's Board of Education. Based on current results, that means that longtime board member Jill Wynns is out, coming in fifth behind incumbent President Matt Haney (a current 119,763 votes for 18.84%), former board president Mark Sanchez (106,744 votes for 16.79%), newcomer Stevon Cook (102,506 votes for 16.12%) and current board member Rachel Norton (89,756 votes for 14.12%).
CCSF Board of Trustees
The vote is close on the four available seats on this board, so brace for possible changes. But at present it appears that voters' top pick is former Student Trustee Shanell Williams (a current 129,291 votes for 23.53%). Next is Board President Rafael Mandelman (122,131 votes for 22.23%), current board member Alex Randolph (107,720 votes for 19.6%) and newcomer Tom Temprano (96,743 votes for 17.61%).
BART's new rep in their District 9 (which covers much of SF) is Bevan Dufty, with a current 63,576 vote count for 61.1% of the vote. In District 7, which includes portions of Alameda, Contra Costa counties as well as a southwestern piece of San Francisco counties, Lateefah Simon came out on top with a current 47.78% of the vote.
Again, though these counts are based on results from all SF precincts at their last count at 2 a.m., SF Department of Elections John Arntz warns that there are still about 114,000 ballots left to count. So for especially close races, the game might not be over yet...but for most, the writing is on the wall.