The San Francisco D6 supervisor race is neck and neck

The race for the position of Supervisor of District 6 promises to be tight.

The precursors : Mayoral-appointed London Breed incumbent Matt Dorsey, who previously led communications for the San Francisco Police Department, and Honey Mahogany, who worked as an assistant to former D6 supervisor Matt Haney.

  • Mahogany is a transgender activist and former “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestant. She would be the first transgender supervisor in San Francisco if elected.
  • Dorsey is openly gay, HIV positive and in recovery from drug addiction.

State of play: D6 was, at the beginning of this year, considered a progressive district under the leadership of Haney, who took over from progressive supervisor Jane Kim.

  • SOMA in D6 is home to a number of tech companies and is among the hardest hit areas in the city by fentanyl-related overdoses, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The neighborhood also includes neighborhoods such as Mission Bay, South Beach, and Treasure Island.

What they say : If elected, Mahogany told Axios, she would prioritize increasing the number of beds for people with mental health issues and “could get people struggling with addiction issues off the streets until the end of their lives.” psychosis”.

  • She also noted that she would prioritize expanding and implementing Mental Health SF, an initiative she worked on as an assistant in Haney’s office, in part by building more mental health and rehabilitation facilities.
  • Dorsey: “Issues with drug overdoses, outdoor drug scenes, drug dealing” are what “moved [his] heart” for wanting to represent the D6, he told Axios.
  • Since Dorsey’s appointment in June, he has introduced a number of bills aimed at addressing drug issues, including “Right to recoveryand “Sober New Deal”.

By the numbers: Mahogany has a slight edge in fundraising with $389,748, while Dorsey raised $348,765, per campaign disclosure with the San Francisco Ethics Commission.

Main endorsements: Mahogany supporters include: Haney, SF Supervisory Board Chairman Shamann Walton, San Francisco Democratic Party and others.

  • Dorsey: Mayor London Breed, SF District 3 Supervisor Aaron Peskin, District Attorney Brooke Jenkins and others.

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