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The Mayor of San Francisco is the head of the government of San Francisco, California. The mayor serves a four-year term and is limited to two terms. Because San Francisco is a consolidated city-county, the mayor is the head of government both of the county and city; however, both entities are governed by a combined set of governing bodies. Seal of the City of San Francisco This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... In American local government, a consolidated city-county, metropolitan municipality or regional municipality is a city and county that have been merged into one jurisdiction. ...


Gavin Newsom is the 42nd mayor of San Francisco. He was re-elected to a second term in 2007. Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is the 42nd Mayor of San Francisco, California. ... The San Francisco mayoral election of 2007 is an election that occured on November 6, 2007 to elect a Mayor of San Francisco and several local officials. ...

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Elections

The mayor of San Francisco is elected every four years; elections take place one year before United States presidential elections. The next election for the mayor will be in 2011. Candidates must live and be registered to vote in San Francisco at the time of the election. The mayor is usually sworn in on the January 8 following the election. The United States presidential elections determine who becomes the President of the United States for the next four years. ... 2011 (MMXI) will be a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Electoral system

Under California law, all city elections in the state are conducted on a non-partisan basis. Candidates' party affiliations are not listed on the ballot, and multiple candidates from a single party can run in the general election, as they are not winnowed by a primary election. For other uses, see Primary. ...


In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, San Francisco mayoral elections were generally run under a two-round system. If no candidate received a simple majority of votes in the general election, then the two candidates who had received the most votes competed in a second runoff election held several weeks later. Because of San Francisco's generally left-leaning politics, both candidates in these runoff elections were generally Democrats in this time period; in the 2003 election, the two final candidates were a Democrat and a Green. An example of runoff voting. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... This article is about the American political party, Green Party. ...


In 2004, San Francisco's election system was overhauled as a result of a citywide referendum. Today, most city officials, including the mayor and the members of the city's legislature, the Board of Supervisors, are elected by a form of instant-runoff voting in which each voter ranks his or her top three choices. This system was first used in the Board of Supervisors election in 2004; it remains to be seen how it will affect the conduct and results of a city-wide mayor's race. Elections Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite (from Latin plebiscita, originally a decree of the Concilium Plebis) is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ... San Francisco skyline. ... Example Instant-runoff voting ballot Instant-runoff voting (IRV) is a voting system most commonly used for single member elections in which voters have one vote, but can rank candidates in order of preference. ...


Electoral history

2007

Main Article: San Francisco mayoral election, 2007 The San Francisco mayoral election of 2007 is an election that will occur on November 6, 2007 to elect a Mayor of San Francisco and several local officials. ...

Mayor Gavin Newsom 2004-present
Mayor Gavin Newsom 2004-present

The mayoral election of 2007 took place on November 6, 2007. Mayor Gavin Newsom is the incumbent and has overwhelmingly won most of the votes of San Franciscans in the election. Issues in this campaign include keeping the 49ers in San Francisco, the high homicide rate, homelessness, potholes, infrastructure, deferred maintenance, sexual harassment issues in the Mayor's Office, hostile work environment,and transportation issues. These issues are key factors to many voters in San Francisco. Image File history File links Gavin-newsom. ... Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is the 42nd Mayor of San Francisco, California. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is the 42nd Mayor of San Francisco, California. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


As of August 31st, 2007, there are thirteen candidates for San Francisco mayoral race of 2007. Former Supervisor Tony Hall dropped out of the race on August 31st, citing long odds against the highly popular incumbent Mayor Gavin Newsom. One candidate, Chicken John Rinaldi, has raised sufficient contributions to qualify for matching campaign funds from the City of San Francisco. Other candidates include blogger Josh Wolf, social activist Quintin Mecke and cab driver Grasshoper Kaplan. Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is the 42nd Mayor of San Francisco, California. ... Chicken John Rinaldi is a mayoral candidate in the fall 2007 San Francisco mayoral election. ... For other persons named Josh Wolf, see Josh Wolf (disambiguation). ... Quintin Mecke (born December, 1972) is a candidate in the 2007 San Francisco Mayoral election. ...


2003

The mayor's election of 2003 was dominated by three top candidates: Gavin Newsom, Matt Gonzalez, and Angela Alioto. No candidate received a majority of votes in the November election, propelling Newsom and Gonzalez into a runoff. Newsom is a Democrat and held a position on the board of supervisors; Gonzalez is a member of the Green Party and was the president of the board of supervisors at the time. If he had won, Gonzalez would have been the most prominent elected Green Party member in the United States. Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is the 42nd Mayor of San Francisco, California. ... Matt Gonzalez (born June 1965) is a former district supervisor, president of the Board of Supervisors, and mayoral candidate in San Francisco, California. ... Angela Alioto is a San Francisco politician. ... This article is about the American political party, Green Party. ...


The run-off election took place on December 9, 2003. Newsom won with 52.8 percent of the vote to Gonzalez's 47.2 percent.[1] is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Succession

If the mayor dies in office, resigns, or is unable to carry out his duties, the president of the Board of Supervisors becomes acting mayor until a special election can be held to fill the vacancy and finish the previous mayors term. This has happened many times, including when Washington Bartlett resigned to become Governor of California and was succeeded by Edward B. Pond, when James Otis died of in office and was succeeded by George Hewston, when James Rolph resigned to become Governor of California in 1931 and succeeded by Angelo Rossi and when George Moscone was assassinated in 1978 and succeeded by Dianne Feinstein. Washington Montgomery Bartlett (February 29, 1824 – September 12, 1887) was Mayor of San Francisco, California from 1883–1887 and was Californias only Jewish governor. ... Edward B. Pond (September 7, 1833-April 22, 1910) was a Democratic politician from California. ... James Otis (born August 11, 1826; died October 30, 1875) was a politican from San Francisco, California. ... James Rolph Jr. ... Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (left) and Governor Gray Davis (right) with President George W. Bush in 2003 The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government, whose responsibilities include making yearly State of the State addresses to the California State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Angelo Joseph Rossi (1878 - 1948) was a U.S. political figure. ... Mayor Moscone George Richard Moscone (November 24, 1929 – November 27, 1978) was the mayor of San Francisco, California from January 1976 until his assassination in November 1978. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (born June 22, 1933) is currently the senior U.S. Senator from California, having held office as a senator since 1992. ...


Duties

The Mayor authors the City budget each fiscal year (from July 1, 2007-June 30, 2008, for instance), which allows for funding of City departments and activities. The Mayor appoints people to positions in the city government, occasionally with the consent of the Board of Supervisors. S/he also signs bills into law. The mayor may also veto a bill and return it to the Board of Supervisors for revision. If there is a vacancy in the Board of Supervisors or another city elected official, the Mayor appoints a replacement to fill the vacancy. The Mayor also appoints Commissioners to the more than 50 citizen-driven Commissions that oversee City departments. is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Trivia

Age and longevity

Mayor George Moscone 1976-1978
  • The youngest mayor ever sworn in as of 2004 is John White Geary. He was 30 years, 4 months and 1 day old upon becoming mayor in 1850.
  • The oldest mayor ever sworn in as of 2004 is Edward Robeson Taylor. He was 68 years, 9 months and 22 days old upon becoming mayor in 1907.
  • The average age of accending to the office of mayor is 48 years, 4 months and 1 day, or 17,655 days.
  • The longest-lived mayor as of 2006 is George Christopher. He was 92 years, 9 months, and 7 days old when he died in 2000
  • The shortest-lived mayor as of 2006 is Levi Richard Ellert. He was 43 years, 9 months, and 2 days old when he died in 1901
  • The longest post-mayoral life of any mayor was that of Henry F. Teschemacher. He lived for 41 years, 4 months, and 28 days after the end of his term as mayor.
  • Excluding James Otis and George Moscone, who died in office, the shortest post-mayoral life of any mayor was that of George Henry Sanderson. He died only 31 days after the end of his term as mayor.

Image File history File links Mayor George Moscone File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Mayor Moscone George Richard Moscone (November 24, 1929 – November 27, 1978) was the mayor of San Francisco, California from January 1976 until his assassination in November 1978. ... John White Geary (30 December 1819–8 February 1873) was governor of Pennsylvania from 1867 to 1873. ... Edward Robeson Taylor (September 24, 1838 - July 5, 1923) was the 28th Mayor of San Francisco serving from July 16, 1907 to January 7, 1910. ... George Christopher - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Levi Richard Ellert (October 20, 1857 - July 21, 1901) served as mayor of San Francisco from 1893 to 1895. ... Henry Frederick Teschemacher (February 16, 1823 - November 26, 1904) served as mayor of San Francisco from 1859 to 1863. ... George Henry Sanderson (1824-1893) was a notable politician of the United States Republican Party. ...

Birth and death

Frank McCoppin was an Irish-born mayor of San Francisco, California. ... This article is about the historical state called the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1801–1927). ... Adolph Heinrich Joseph Sutro (April 29, 1830 - August 8, 1898) was the 24th mayor and 1st Jewish mayor of San Francisco, California, serving in that office from 1894 until 1896. ... Anthem Preußenlied, Heil dir im Siegerkranz (both unofficial) The Kingdom of Prussia at its greatest extent, at the time of the formation of the German Empire, 1871 Capital Berlin Government Monarchy King  - 1701 — 1713 Frederick I (first)  - 1888 — 1918 William II (last) Prime minister  - 1848 Adolf Heinrich von Arnim... Patrick Henry McCarthy (March 17, 1863 — July 1, 1933), generally known as P.H. McCarthy and sometimes, more jocularly, as Pinhead, was an influential labor leader in San Francisco and Mayor of the City from 1910 to 1912. ... This article is about the historical state called the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1801–1927). ... George Christopher - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Levi Richard Ellert (October 20, 1857 - July 21, 1901) served as mayor of San Francisco from 1893 to 1895. ... James Duval Phelan (April 20, 1861 San Francisco, California - August 7, 1930) was an American politician and banker. ... Born 1864 in San Francisco, he was the mayor of his hometown when the famous 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and subsequant fire destroyed a prodigious amount of the city. ... James Rolph Jr. ... Elmer Robinson Elmer Edwin Robinson (October 3, 1894–June 7, 1982) was the 33rd mayor of San Francisco, California. ... John Francis Jack Shelley (September 3, 1905 – September 1, 1974) was the Mayor of San Francisco, California from 1964 to 1967, the first Democrat elected to the office in 50 years, and the first in a string of Democratic mayors that lasts to the present (as of 2005). ... Joseph Lawrence Alioto (b. ... Mayor Moscone George Richard Moscone (November 24, 1929 – November 27, 1978) was the mayor of San Francisco, California from January 1976 until his assassination in November 1978. ... Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (born June 22, 1933) is currently the senior U.S. Senator from California, having held office as a senator since 1992. ... Francis M. Frank Jordan (born 1935) is a U.S. politician. ... Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is the 42nd Mayor of San Francisco, California. ... Stephen Randall Harris (1802 - 1879) was mayor of San Francisco from January 1 - October 2, 1852. ... Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is the 42nd Mayor of San Francisco, California. ... // First use of general anesthesia in an operation, by Crawford Long The first electrical telegraph sent by Samuel Morse on May 24, 1844 from Baltimore to Washington, D.C.. First signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) on February 6, 1840 at Waitangi, Northland New Zealand. ... The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... the first thing that was invented was the automatic DILDO. Education grew explosively because of a very strong demand for high school and college education. ... James Van Ness (1808-1872) was mayor of San Francisco from 1855-1856. ... George Christopher - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... the first thing that was invented was the automatic DILDO. Education grew explosively because of a very strong demand for high school and college education. ... James Otis (born August 11, 1826; died October 30, 1875) was a politican from San Francisco, California. ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Mayor Moscone George Richard Moscone (November 24, 1929 – November 27, 1978) was the mayor of San Francisco, California from January 1976 until his assassination in November 1978. ... Assassin and Assassins redirect here. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Henry Frederick Teschemacher (February 16, 1823 - November 26, 1904) served as mayor of San Francisco from 1859 to 1863. ...

Records as mayor

  • Charles James Brenham is the only mayor to serve two non-consecutive terms: the first in 1851, and the second again in 1852-1853
  • The longest serving mayor of San Francisco is James Rolph. He served for 18 years, 11 months, and 30 days.
  • The shortest serving mayor of San Francisco is Charles Boxton. He served only 8 days

Charles James Brenham (1817-11-06 in Frankfort, Kentucky - 1875-05-10 in San Francisco, California) was mayor of San Francisco in 1851 and from 1852 to 1853. ... James Rolph Jr. ... Charles Boxton (April 24, 1860 - August 29, 1927) served as mayor of San Francisco from July 9 to July 16, 1907. ... Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (born June 22, 1933) is currently the senior U.S. Senator from California, having held office as a senator since 1992. ... Willie Lewis Brown, Jr. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ...

Other offices held

  • John White Geary is the only mayor to haved served as governor in another state.

Washington Montgomery Bartlett (February 29, 1824 – September 12, 1887) was Mayor of San Francisco, California from 1883–1887 and was Californias only Jewish governor. ... James Rolph Jr. ... Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (left) and Governor Gray Davis (right) with President George W. Bush in 2003 The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government, whose responsibilities include making yearly State of the State addresses to the California State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that... John White Geary (30 December 1819–8 February 1873) was governor of Pennsylvania from 1867 to 1873. ... Stephen Palfrey Webb (March 20, 1804 - September 29, 1879) was Mayor of Salem, Massachusetts for two nonconsecutive terms (1842-1845, 1860-1862) and Mayor of San Francisco (1854-1855). ... James Duval Phelan (April 20, 1861 San Francisco, California - August 7, 1930) was an American politician and banker. ... John Francis Jack Shelley (September 3, 1905 – September 1, 1974) was the Mayor of San Francisco, California from 1964 to 1967, the first Democrat elected to the office in 50 years, and the first in a string of Democratic mayors that lasts to the present (as of 2005). ... Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (born June 22, 1933) is currently the senior U.S. Senator from California, having held office as a senator since 1992. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... Map Californias Fifth Congressional District currently covers Sacramento, California and the surrounding area. ... Californias Capitol, where the State Legislature meets California State Assembly chamber California state Senate chamber The California Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of California. ... The California State Assembly chamber California State Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. ... Willie Lewis Brown, Jr. ... This is a list of Speakers of the California State Assembly. ... Arthur Christ Agnos (often called Art) (born 1938) is a U.S. political figure. ... Maurice Carey Blake (October 20, 1815 - September 26, 1897) was Republican and the 19th Mayor of San Francisco, serving from December 5, 1881 to January 7, 1883. ... California State Senate chamber The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. ... Mayor Moscone George Richard Moscone (November 24, 1929 – November 27, 1978) was the mayor of San Francisco, California from January 1976 until his assassination in November 1978. ... John Francis Jack Shelley (September 3, 1905 – September 1, 1974) was the Mayor of San Francisco, California from 1964 to 1967, the first Democrat elected to the office in 50 years, and the first in a string of Democratic mayors that lasts to the present (as of 2005). ... James Van Ness (1808-1872) was mayor of San Francisco from 1855-1856. ...

See also

The San Francisco mayoral election of 2007 is an election that will occur on November 6, 2007 to elect a Mayor of San Francisco and several local officials. ... Mayors of San Francisco Categories: Lists of mayors | Mayors of San Francisco ... ^ George Whelan was a mayor of San Francisco but since nobody knows when he died so he is not included through the whole list ^ There were probably 13 mayors alive at this time but since George Whelan is excluded from the list, he is not counted The largest number of... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...

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