Councilor Michelle Wu scored an impressive victory citywide in the Preliminary Election on Tuesday, Sept. 25, over her opponents, but Councilor Annissa Essaibi George also made a strong move in finishing second ahead of the rest of the field.
The Preliminary Election featured 15 candidates from the Council At-Large race squaring off to claim the top eight spots. The top eight now move on to fight for five seats in the Nov. 5 City Election.
There was no district seat race this time around, as Councilor Ed Flynn has no opponent.
Citywide, the vote totals were as follows:
•Michelle Wu – 26,622
•Annissa Essaibi George – 18,993
•Michael Flaherty – 18,776
•Alejandra St. Guillen – 11,910
•Julia Mejia – 10,799
•Althea Garrison – 9,720
•Erin Murphy – 9,385
•David Halbert – 6,534
The campaign will begin in earnest now through the Nov. 5 City Election.