Last night’s race for the 2016 District 1 Supervisor race came down to the wire, with Sandra Lee Fewer edging out Marjan Philhour by 655 votes for the win. According to the unofficial results from the SF Department of Elections, Fewer received 38.61% of the vote (8,155 votes).
David Lee came in third with 10.88% of the vote. In total, 21,120 votes were cast in the District 1 election.
At 11:20pm on election night, Fewer tweeted “#TeamSandy WE MADE IT! THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE! Plough & Stars on Clement & 2nd for the party! #RichmondDistrictNotForSale”.
Fewer’s experience includes serving as PTA President for 12 terms at Richmond District public schools, and serving as a Commissioner on the San Francisco Board of Education since 2008. In 2010, she was also elected to the San Francisco Democratic Party and served for two years. Fewer and her family have lived in the Richmond District for over 50 years.
On her campaign website, Fewer outlines her top issues which include serving our neighborhood first; affordable housing, not trickle down; tenant protections; transporation for the 21st century; small business stabilization; and real solutions to homelessness.
Fewer also states her goal of being caretaker for the Richmond:
As Supervisor, I would be a caretaker for the residents of the Richmond District. I know the Richmond inside and out and will work hard to preserve the wonderful neighborhood we live in. On the School Board, I led a new era of consensus, results-oriented leadership. I have heard from thousands of San Franciscans throughout my years as a parent, community organizer and School Board member. These voices remind me what is at stake when I vote on policies. I understand the trust of the public is sacred, and am so encouraged by the many San Franciscans standing behind my vision for an affordable, safe and diverse Richmond District!
We congratulate Ms. Fewer on her win, and thank all 10 candidates for participating in the election and representing our neighborhood.