They’re going to need a really big ring for all the hats being thrown into it in the San Francisco Mayor’s race. We just received this press release from Phil Ting, who apparently does not want to be the only politician in the city not being considered for the post.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting will begin organizing what he pledged would be “a different kind of political campaign focused on empowering San Franciscans to help make our city government work faster, fairer and smarter” today by filling to run for Mayor in the November 2011 election.

What: Phil Ting to Begin Organizing Campaign for San Francisco Mayor

Who: Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting, wife Susan and two young daughters

When: Today, Wednesday, December 1, 11am

Where: San Francisco Department of Elections, City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102

As a side note: I think the hyphen in Phil Ting’s title may hurt him, though I am not exactly sure why.

SF Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting Announces Mayoral Bid 1 December,2010Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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