The executive director of San Francisco’s African American Art & Culture Complex is filing papers today to run for District 5 supervisor in November.
London Breed is seeking to replace Christina Olague, the former president of the Planning Commission, to represent what is considered one of the more progressive districts in the city.
The district includes the Haight-Ashbury, Western Addition, Fillmore and Hayes Valley neighborhoods.
Olague was appointed to the seat by Mayor Ed Lee last month to serve out the rest of Ross Mirkarimi’s term after he was elected sheriff in November.
Breed, who was appointed executive director of the Western Addition-based art and culture complex in 2002 by then-Mayor Willie Brown, will be joined by Attorney General Kamala Harris, formerly San Francisco’s district attorney, when she files the papers today.
Breed planned to make her announcement at 11 a.m. today in the Department of Elections office at City Hall.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News