Two candidates could split vote in race for District 9 seat

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez sfweekly – excerpt

A new candidate has jumped into what may be one of San Francisco’s hottest political tussles in 2016.

On Monday, Edwin Lindo officially announced his candidacy for District 9 supervisor, which represents the Mission, Portola and Bernal Heights districts.

District 9, Lindo told me, “is in the eye of the storm. We need someone who’ll push solutions bigger than the problems we’re facing right now.”

Lindo, vice president of political affairs for the local Latino Democratic Club, joins Hillary Ronen, who is Supervisor David Campos’ legislative aide, as the only publicly known candidates for Campos’ seat.

Ronen filed a candidate intention statement on Nov. 16.

Lindo said he filed Nov. 2, though the documents are not publicly available online.
Ronen told the San Francisco Examiner she’s running because she has “a deep love of the district,” and, “the knowledge and experience of how to fight and move legislation.”

Now that there are two progressives in the race, however, the vote to beat back moderate opposition may be split. And though ranked choice voting may lessen that impact, a split may shuffle endorsements, allegiances, and overall campaign power – all which will be key for progressives to topple any moderate candidate who comes out of the woodwork… (more)

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