District 11 Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval yesterday officially
endorsed incumbent Mayor Gavin Newsom for re-election in November.
Sandoval, who terms out of office in 2008, wrote in a statement
provided to Fog City Journal: "Gavin Newsom is going to be
Mayor of San Francisco for the next five years. I am going to
work with him to clean our parks, improve public safety, and give
all parts of San Francisco access to services and programs."
Sandoval, a progressive and a lawyer, said his decision to endorse
Newsom has not been influenced by the possibility that Newsom
may appoint Assessor Phil Ting to replace Supervisor Ed Jew should
Jew resign, or be removed from office.
Sandoval, you'll recall, ran for City Assessor in 2005 but narrowly
lost to Ting.
"This has nothing to do with any quid pro quo," Sandoval
assured Fog City.
When asked what he plans to do after he terms out of office,
Sandoval said he would like to return to practising law.
"I can make a lot more money as a lawyer than assessor,"
Asked which candidate he will endorse to replace him as Supervisor
in 2008, Sandoval said he will be endorsing College Board Trustee