Herrera Announces Run for Mayor

Written by Luke Thomas. Posted in News, Politics

Published on August 27, 2010 with 14 Comments

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera. Photo by Luke Thomas

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.

Luke Thomas

Luke Thomas

Luke Thomas is a former software developer and computer consultant who proudly hails from London, England. In 2001, Thomas took a yearlong sabbatical to travel and develop a photographic portfolio. Upon his return to the US, Thomas studied photojournalism to pursue a career in journalism. In 2004, Thomas worked for several neighborhood newspapers in San Francisco before accepting a partnership agreement with the SanFranciscoSentinel.com, a news website formerly covering local, state and national politics. In September 2006, Thomas launched FogCityJournal.com. The BBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, New York Times, Der Spiegel, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine, 7x7, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Bay Guardian and the San Francisco Weekly, among other publications and news outlets, have published his work. Thomas is a member of the Freelance Unit of the Pacific Media Workers Guild, TNG-CWA Local 39521 and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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