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San Francisco residents voting for new Assemblymember

David Campos
Posted at 10:30 AM, Feb 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-15 13:30:10-05

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — People in some parts of San Francisco are voting on a new state legislative Assemblymember in a special election Tuesday.

The top contenders to replace Democrat David Chiu are current San Francisco Board of Supervisor Matt Haney and former Supervisor David Campos. Illicit drug abuse, homelessness and a lack of unaffordable housing dog Assembly District 17, which covers the eastern part of San Francisco.

The seat opened up as a result of a federal public corruption scandal in the city.

Political watchers doubt any candidate will get a majority in Tuesday's election, leading to a runoff race in April.