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Written by: Joshua Sabatini
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Eight candidates filed to run for the unexpected June mayoral race by Tuesday’s deadline and a vote by the Board of Supervisors as early as next week could determine whether an incumbent is in the contest.
That’s because the board may vote on naming an interim mayor as early as Jan. 16 who wouldn’t run in the election. Board of Supervisors President London Breed became acting mayor Dec. 12 per The City’s charter when Mayor Ed Lee died unexpectedly.
Breed is among the eight candidates who filed to run for mayor and would have a significant advantage in the contest as an incumbent. There is push by San Francisco’s more left-leaning factions to knock her out of the post because they argue all candidates should have an equal playing field heading into the June 5 election.