Incumbent smiles match mayoral grin
By Pat Murphy
November 9, 2005
San Francisco voters created appointed Treasurer Jose Cisneros
an elected official in his own right yesterday, with fellow appointee
Assessor Phil Ting headed to probable victory.
Initial Election Department tally closed last night with Ting
leading Gerardo Sandoval by 9451 votes, and 46.67% to 38.61% of
vote capture. Sandoval would need to take nearly 75% of second
choice ranked tally to overcome the Ting lead.
Results of continuing vote count will be announced daily at 4:00
p.m. by Elections Department Director John Arntz of ranked choice
votes, absentee ballots cast same day as election, and provisional
In local ballot measures, voters said yes to gun ban, insisted
all fire stations remain open, and declined to give the Board
of Supervisors partial appointment power over MUNI.
California rebuffed the governor's special election agenda across
the board, with total campaign and taxpayer costs possibly reaching
TODAY: Pollster David Binder breakdown of voting patterns,
12:30 p.m., SPUR headquarters, 312 Sutter at Grant Streets, Fifth
TOMORROW: Sentinel wrap-up of victory parties.
of Elections ballot results.
fogcityjournal.com photo by Stephen