As was expected, Mayor Lee has filled outgoing Supervisor Scott Wiener’s seat on the Board of Supervisors — unofficially the “gay seat” on the board since it was originally held by Harvey Milk — with another gay person, but he’s making a bit of history today by appointing the first openly HIV-positive person to the Board, Jeff Sheehy. Sheehy has been a longtime advocate for HIV/AIDS causes and has most recently been working as director for communications for the UCSF AIDS Research Institute. He’s a resident of Glen Park — also a part of District 8 along with the Castro, Noe Valley, Twin Peaks, Diamond Heights, Duboce Triangle, and a piece of the Mission District — where he lives with his husband, Bill Berry, and their daughter Michelle, as the Bay Area Reporter notes… (more)
Mayor picks a bulldog to fill SF supervisor seat – …Rafael Mandelman, a member of the City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees, is the leading candidate to take on Sheehy. If there is a special election, Sheehy would have to run to fill out the rest of Wiener’s term.
On Friday, Mandelman said he is “seriously looking” at running and will make a decision this year… (more)