Web Exclusive: SF mayoral candidate John Avalos

SF District 11 Supervisor John Avalos is running for mayor

With less than two months to go, San Francisco’s mayoral candidates are springing into action by engaging in old-fashioned debates – and old-fashioned negative campaigning. But the 16 candidates have a reason to play nice: This year marks the first time the city’s mayor will be determined by ranked-choice voting. So all the contenders are trying to stick to their platforms, and KALW News has been asking each candidate about their unique stance, including District 11 Supervisor John Avalos.

Avalos was elected supervisor of District 11 (which includes the Outer Mission and Excelsior neighborhoods) in 2008, and served as chair of the city’s Budget and Finance Committee for his first two years on the Board.

The supervisor is most noted for his legislation regarding local hiring and tenants’ rights, which he discusses in this extended interview.

This is the ninth of KALW News’ San Francisco mayoral candidate interviews. Find all of the candidate Q&As here.