Local Pols Angle for New Jobs as Harris, Newsom Vacate Seats

No: I get to be on the government oversight committee.

No: I get to be on the government oversight committee.

Notwithstanding 9.6 percent national unemployment, if you happen to be a politician in San Francisco, Nov. 03 is a great day to be in the market for a new job.

“It's what everybody's talking about,” said Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, in reference to new openings in the mayor's office, the district attorney's office, and, by some speculation, the office of local representative and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Any movements filling those spots could, in turn, open additional top-level vacancies, creating the potential for a San Francisco political free-for-all, with long-shot potential to even create a leadership crisis.

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