By Luke Thomas
January 22, 2011
Though his name appears on the this year’s Potential Candidate List for mayor, available at the San Francisco Department of Elections, KCBS reporter Mike Sugerman says he is not running.
“You and Sean Elsbernd are the only ones who have mentioned anything. No, I’m not really running. I wanted to do a first person story on what it’s like to sign up as a candidate (though the 250K salary is enticing),” Sugerman wrote in response to FCJ inquiry.
It isn’t the first time, or the last we suspect, when a member of the fourth estate teases the masses with a promise of a campaign for public office in San Francisco. BeyondChron’s Paul Hogarth briefly entered the contest for District 6 Supervisor last year before bowing out and supporting now Supervisor Jane Kim. Harold “h” Brown, an occasional FCJ contributor, satirical muckraker and publisher of SFBulldog.com, is a perennial candidate for public office (though he’s so far not running for the open seat for mayor this year). Janet Reilly, herself a former broadcast journalist, ran for California Assembly in 2006 and, most recently, ran for District 2 Supervisor.