Ding ding ding! It’s 5 p.m. on Tuesday — otherwise known as the long-awaited deadline to file for June’s mayoral race. In the past few days, we’ve had Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu, Assemblymember David Chiu, and City Attorney Dennis Herrera drop out. We’ve been refreshing the Department of Elections candidate website all day, and when we called at 5:05 p.m. to confirm it was updated, they told us that “what you see is what you get.”
With that, here’s who will be on the ballot in five short months.
We’ll dive into the who, what, where, when and how of these candidates in the coming months. In the meantime, ask your local journalist if they’d like a coffee or a hug, because it’s going to be a bumpy ride to the polls.