Boris Delepine was optimistic as he drove out of the Excelsior District toward City Hall on election night last December. A full-time volunteer for mayoral aspirant Matt Gonzalez, Delepine, 31, had spent the evening in a final flurry of campaigning in supervisorial District 11. He coordinated the efforts of other volunteers who waved yellow "Matt for Mayor" signs, chatted people up in BART stations, and handed out Gonzalez fliers door to door one last time. After the polls closed, Delepine swung by two Excelsior polling places and read the results, which were taped to the front doors. Gleefully, he noted that Gonzalez had won in... More >>>