In the latest – but still unofficial – results from sfelections.org on Monday afternoon, Fewer received 39.64% of the vote (12,175 votes total). Coming in second was Marjan Philour with 34.96%, followed by David Lee with 10.73%.
“Updated returns from the Nov. 8 election, released Monday, show that Fewer has a 1,300-vote edge over second-place candidate Marjan Philhour for the District One seat, with only 1,584 votes left to be tallied. The totals take into account ranked-choice results, under which ballots for candidates who finished at the bottom of the pack have been redistributed to their voters’ second and third selections,” wrote the SF Chronicle on Monday.
Philhour also conceded the election on Monday evening, writing on Facebook, “I want to convey my sincere congratulations to our next Supervisor, Sandra Lee Fewer…I am looking forward to taking the energy from our campaign and continuing to work together in our neighborhoods as we shape a future we can be proud of for our kids.”
Fewer declared her victory in an email to supporters on Monday evening.
“This victory is for our neighborhood. It’s a win for seniors on fixed incomes, immigrant households, longtime residents, and young families trying to build a life together in the Richmond District. After eleven months of listening to the needs and aspirations of Richmond District residents, I am honored and humbled to serve as Supervisor. I pledge to be responsive to the needs of our constituents, and I will work hard to be an attentive and thoughtful steward of our neighborhood.”
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 will be sworn into office the second week of January, and plans to host a community meeting “to hear from residents about their central priorities and to discuss implications of the national election for San Francisco”.
Congratulations to Sandra Fewer, we look forward to seeing what the next four years will bring.
— Sandra Lee Fewer (@SandraLeeFewer) November 22, 2016