Julian Davis Wins and Interim Supervisor Christina Olague Loses First Big District Five Debate Tonight – Meet the Candidates

Debate season has come to District Five.

Oh, here they are. London, John and Daniel, anyway:

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(Does D5 really have the “best neighborhoods” of San Francisco? Mmmm…)

Oh look, lots of people were there with these signs, regarding the corrupt 8 Washington project.

But I think we’ll get a chance to vote on this issue next year so this isn’t really on the top of the agenda these days.

Here are the introductions:

Andrew Resignato - A “people-powered campaign.” Sort of looks like Ross Mirkarimi.

Daniel EverettOf Folk Law Radio

John Rizzo - He fixes problems, he has an engineering background.

London BreedShe was born in District Five.  She was born in District Five. She was born in District Five. One imagines she’s still turbo-pissed at Mayor Ed Lie for not appointing her earlier this year. She’s raised the most money and has the support of Kamala Harris and Willie Brown.

Christina OlaguePronounced ”oh law gee” with a hard “g?” News to me. (Does she have a cold or is that her voice? Wow.)

“Hello. My name is, uh, Christina Olague. I’m Supervisor of this District. I was appointed in January. And I’m very thrilled and excited to be, uh, serving the community as the district Supervisor.”

And then later, more talk about how this inarticulate person is Supervisor.

And oh, here’s the big pitch for supporters, which I’ll tell you I didn’t see any:

“We need your presence!!! Please come out to hold up signs, wear your Tee Shirts and pass out literature. All the Candidates will be there. We want them to see strong support for Christina Olague. Got Questions? Call 415-724-0136 – Shelley B. Bell”

So, the Olague campaign wants the other candidates to see Olague has lots of support? OK fine, if that’s the way you want to do it.

Anyway, she’s a big fat SELLOUT and that’s why she got appointed over a moderate like London Breed.

And oh, she’s lying about that whole perjury issue with the Mayor and Ross Mirkarimi. Oh well.

Thea Selby - ”I am super happy to be here…” Apparently, running for Supe is “hecka more fun” than you can imagine. And, apparently, everybody should consider running.

Julian Davis – “There are pro-development interests that are controlling the agenda of City Hall.”

This was the first attack against the Interim Supe during this forum.

“How do they get away with it? I’ll tell you – they get away with it by choosing your leaders for you. Over the past two years in San Francisco we have seen an appointed Mayor, an appointed District Attorney, an appointed Sheriff, and an appointed District Five Supervisor. Ask yourself is that’s participatory democracy the way we envisioned it? The answer is that it is not.” 

Hope Johnson –

“…if those people are really representing you or if they are merely selling out to the highest bidder. And as Supervisor, I would hope to continue to ensure that government acts in our best interests and try to curb the abuse of authority some of which you’ve heard Mr. Davis talk about just a few minutes ago.”

And there you have it.

[UPDATE: Well, surprise surprise, Christina Olague got an endorsement last night. See Comments.]

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4 Responses to “Julian Davis Wins and Interim Supervisor Christina Olague Loses First Big District Five Debate Tonight – Meet the Candidates”

  1. 1. London Breed
    2. Julian Davis
    3. Christina Olague

    If you have any questions about how we did our endorsement process, feel free to drop me an email.

  2. George says:

    London Breed has the reputation as a Willie Brown toady. Julian Davis is one of the best candidates. So is Rizzo!

  3. Larry-bob says:

    Somehow I had missed the news that Quintin Mecke had withdrawn. http://www.fogcityjournal.com/wordpress/4735/mecke-withdraws-d5-candidacy/

  4. Ahimsa Porter Sumchai, MD says:

    I attended the debate as a Julian Davis supporter. I work in D5 and played a significant role in the election of Ross Mirkarimi in 2004. I consider Christine Olague a friend and worked with her as a personal trainer and on the Matt Gonzalez for mayor campaign. I think that John Rizzo should resign from the race and focus on the very serious accreditation issues at City College. He is setting himself up as a target citing his accomplishments as the President of the Board of trustees for a failing institution. London Breed will not cross over and garner the support of the diversity of voters in District 5.

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