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Election Results Open Thread

Posted By Aaron Bialick On November 9, 2011 @ 11:17 am In Elections,Mayoral Race | 12 Comments

Flickr photo: Steve Rhodes [1]

The results are in from yesterday’s election – well, most of them are. The mayoral race won’t be finally called until 2nd- and 3rd-choice votes are counted, but 1st-choice results put [2]¬†Ed Lee in the lead at 31 percent followed by John Avalos at 18 percent.

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition had endorsed Avalos as their #1 and Lee their #3. The organization is already celebrating the passage of Proposition B [3], the $248 million bond measure for road repaving and street improvements which met the two-thirds vote requirement after the failure of similar measures in past elections.

Are you excited about seeing smoother streets and more bikeways, or was Prop B the wrong approach? Who would you like to see sitting in Room 200? What should be the mayor’s priorities in the next four years? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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[1] Steve Rhodes: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ari/2249512218/sizes/m/in/photostream/

[2] 1st-choice results put: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/09/san-francisco-mayor-ed-lee_n_1084099.html

[3] the passage of Proposition B: http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/11/street-repair-bond-passed-san-francisco-voters

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