Tomorrow the Board of Supervisors may or may not weigh in on a successor to Gavin Newsom, who takes off to assume those burdensome Lt. Governor duties later in the week, when Chris Daly will be safely ensconced behind a bar, in no position to cast an official vote. And an ostensibly new, more moderate coterie of supes will have ascended to power.

So even though the Board can’t officially install a mayor until the old one skidaddles, which he hasn’t, the supervisors still may put their stamp one somebody. If they do, that pick will have to be ratified by the new board.

So wudduya say, who’s it gonna be? David Chiu? Aaron Peskin? Matt Gonzales? Art Agnos? Ed Harrington? Brian Wilson? Brendan O’Smarty?

Send me an email with your pick before 3 p.m. tomorrow, and if that person is eventually installed as the new mayor, I’ll interview you about what you love and/or hate most about San Francisco, the Bay Area, California, the United States, or the Planet Earth — take your pick. Then we’ll post it right here.

Should more than one person correctly pick the next mayor, we’ll have some sort of playoff. Like, you’ll have to state the exact date that Jerry Brown announces he’s running for president. Or something…

Members of the Board of Supervisors and Gavin Newsom ineligible.

News Fix Contest: Who Will Be the Next San Francisco Mayor? 3 January,2011Jon 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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