Sparks fly at Mayoral Candidates Forum hosted by Commonwealth Club

On the prestigious Commonwealth Club stage, from left, are mayoral candidates Amy Farah Weiss, Jane Kim, Mark Leno, moderator and CBS San Francisco (KPIX 5) political and legal analyst Melissa Caen, and candidates London Breed, Ellen Lee Zhou, Angela Alioto and Richie Greenberg. – Photo: Johnnie Burrell
London Breed, leading candidate for mayor of San Francisco, stands her ground with dignity. – Photo: Johnnie Burrell

by Johnnie Burrell

On May 14, 2018, a Mayoral Forum was held at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club. The race for mayor of San Francisco is close to the wire, with the election coming up on June 5. If elected, front-runner and San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed will become San Francisco’s first Black woman mayor.

She, Amy Farah Weiss, Jane Kim, Mark Leno, Ellen Lee Zhou, Angela Alioto and Richie Greenberg appeared on the forum’s stage to give a standing-room-only audience some insight into what they will bring to the office of San Francisco mayor. Moderator Melissa Caen brought patience, order and fun to the discussion.

If elected, front-runner and San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed will become San Francisco’s first Black woman mayor.

Couldn’t help but notice that unlike the other candidates on stage, who, when standing, stood at their designated seating positions, Mark Leno made his way to stand in front of London Breed, which blocked her from cameras’ view. Tune in!

Johnnie Burrell is a renowned San Francisco videographer, who records Black history as it’s made in countless videos. Visit his website, www.internationalmediatv.com, and his YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/johnnieburrellstv. He can be reached at jb@internationalmediatv.com.