Green Party member Ross Mirkarimi, in an election using instant runoff voting (IRV) came in first in his district, winning election to the Board of Supervisors. This is a very big deal, indeed (even if I am late in reporting it.)
Newly elected District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi is the son of a Jewish Russian mother and a Muslim Iranian immigrant, was schooled by Jesuits in Rhode Island, he says, with coalition-building DNA.
Sleeper campaign issue: First Iranian-American supervisor in S.F. “That really awoke a sleeping giant” in the Middle Eastern community.
Activist politics: “There is such a huge vacancy sign in American politics left of center that the Green Party can be anything it wants to be as long as it stays true to its progressive and populist values.”