vote_lede_template.jpgThe bid to replace termed-out Supervisor Sean Elsbernd in District 7 was still too close to call early this morning.

After five rounds of ranked-choice voting, FX Crowley, who has served on the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and San Francisco Port Commission, had 50.95 percent of the vote.

He had garnered just over 300 votes more than Norman Yee, president of the San Francisco board of education, with a number of votes still to be counted.

District 1 Supervisor Eric Mar and board president David Chiu appeared to hold onto their seats, while Supervisors John Avalos and David Campos ran unopposed.

London Breed appears to have won the hotly contested race to represent District 5 on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

After five rounds of ranked-choice voting, Breed, the executive director of the African American Art & Culture Complex, had garnered 56 percent of the vote compared to 44 percent for Supervisor Christina Olague.

Breed said late Tuesday that although the results were not yet official, “they’re looking pretty good.”

The district includes the city’s Haight-Ashbury, Western Addition, Fillmore and Hayes Valley neighborhoods.

Speaking outside her campaign headquarters in the Lower Haight, she said, “I’m really excited and ready to get to work.”

A victory for Breed would mean that Olague’s brief term in office would come to an end. She was appointed to the seat by Mayor Ed Lee in January.

She replaced Ross Mirkarimi, who was elected sheriff last year but then was suspended by Lee in March after pleading guilty to false imprisonment for an incident in which he grabbed his wife’s arm during an argument, causing a bruise.

Olague was one of four supervisors who declined to uphold official misconduct charges against Mirkarimi when the matter came before the board last month.

Mirkarimi was then reinstated as sheriff.

Olague’s vote to reinstate Mirkarimi drew criticism from the mayor and domestic violence victim advocates.

According to the unofficial election results, City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees president John Rizzo finished third in the race, while Julian Davis, former board president of the Booker T. Washington Community Service center, finished fourth and small-business owner Thea Selby finished fifth.

Elsewhere: D5 race displays key SF political dynamics [SFBG]
FX Crowley campaign party jubilant, then thin [SFBG]
London Breed Wins the D5 Race After 5 IRV Rounds [BeyondChron]
Lee down in D7, promises to maintain presence [SFBG]
S.F. supervisors: Mar, Breed, Yee lead [Chron]
F.X. Crowley leading for District 7 supervisor [Ex]
London Breed emerges to represent District 5 [Ex]
Eric Mar returns as District 1 supervisor [Ex]
Board of Supervisors President David Chiu wins easily in Disitrct 3 [Ex]

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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