San Francisco Election Result: Interim Mayor Ed Lee wins, first elected Chinese-American mayor

By on Nov 10, 2011 in International, Politics, United States Comments

Interim Mayor Ed Lee reportedly declared himself as the winner of the recent election in San Francisco, California; and to become the first elected Chinese-American mayor in the US.

San Francisco Interim Mayor Ed Lee
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As noted at US news sites on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, the San Francisco election, which was held on Tuesday, revealed that Ed Lee is winning, beating 15 other mayoralty candidates.

According to reports, the San Francisco Election Department noted that the initial and unofficial result showed that Ed Lee has now 62.21% of all the votes. Second is Supervisor John Avalos with 38.79%.

At the end of the first round of voting, Lee had a 16-point lead over Avalos, with the former notably received a lot of votes from absentee ballots and Lee reportedly won about 80 percent of the Chinatown voters.

Lee, 50, the former city administrator, was appointed mayor after then-Mayor Gavin Newsom won as California Lieutenant Governor last January. He originally said he will not run for election, but changed his mind after a campaign called “Run Ed Run“, requesting him to run, was created in June.

Meanwhile, District Attorney George Gascon also won and will remain in his position after he led against David Onek, Sharmin Bock and Bill Fazio. Ross Mirkarimi is being set to be the next Sheriff of San Francisco.

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