2 San Francisco Democrats head to runoff for Assembly seat | California News

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two Democrats appear to be heading for a runoff election in June in the race to represent part of San Francisco in the state Assembly.

Matt Haney, who sits on San Francisco’s board of supervisors, and former supervisor David Campos both garnered the most votes in Tuesday’s contest, but neither garnered more than 50%, the threshold to win outright. and simply.

The winner will replace Democrat David Chiu, who left the Legislature to become San Francisco‘s city attorney last year.

Illicit drug abuse, homelessness and lack of affordable housing Dog Assembly District 17, which covers the eastern part of the city and includes the Mission, Tenderloin and South of Market neighborhoods.

Campos, 51, and Haney, 39, agree on many issues but are at odds over a proposed 495-unit high-rise apartment complex in Haney’s South of Market neighborhood that supervisors rejected Last year.

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Haney voted for it, saying it would provide desperately needed housing and help ease the city’s severe affordable housing shortage, while Campos, who left the board of supervisors in 2016, said he would have it. rejected for fear that gentrification will displace low-income residents.

In Los Angeles County, voters were also choosing a replacement for Ed Chau, a Democrat who resigned from Assembly District 49 in December to become an LA County Superior Court judge.

Democrat Mike Fong is likely the winner of that contest, garnering about two-thirds of the vote over Republican rival Burton Brink in Wednesday’s election results.

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