By Luke Thomas
August 27, 2010
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced today he is running for mayor.
Herrera announced his intentions on Facebook and on his website.
“I’m running for Mayor to make San Francisco a city that works,” Herrera wrote. “I believe in the City we share. I love San Francisco. But, like you, I know San Francisco faces daunting problems: a City budget in crisis; high unemployment; an economy that’s still uncertain. Our persistent civic struggles include homelessness and addiction, crime and violence, transportation, education, affordable housing and diminishing infrastructure.”
Herrera joins Supervisor Bevan Dufty as the only two prominent pols to have officially declared candidacies for the open seat in 2011.
Should he win, Herrera will be in a position to appoint his replacement to the Office of City Attorney.