Breed backs supervisor hopeful McNeil in District 4
Three weeks before the November election, Mayor London Breed added one more endorsement to the list of candidates she’d like to see on the Board of Supervisors: District Four contender Trevor McNeil.
McNeil is a public school teacher in San Mateo, a lifelong San Franciscan and a father of three. He supports development in the Sunset — particularly of affordable family-housing units — and is the only candidate in the race who said he would support a Navigation Center in the district, if it were necessary. The endorsement by Breed comes nearly two months after she announced her other choices in San Francisco’s district supervisor races. McNeil is her second choice for District Four, which encompasses the Sunset and Parkside. Her first choice is Jessica Ho, who moved back to San Francisco in March to work as current Supervisor Katy Tang’s legislative aide.
To no surprise, the mayor has endorsed candi-
dates in the November election who are most likely to push her policy priorities forward, such as building more housing and adding more Navigation Centers around the city. Breed declined to comment.
The third leading candidate in this race is Gordon Mar, a longtime community activist in the city who is executive director of Jobs with Justice and former executive director of the Chinese Progressive Association. The five other candidates in the race are: Lou Ann Bassan, Art Tom, Tuan Nguyen, Mike Murphy and Adam Kim.
McNeil lags far behind Ho and Mar when it comes to money. As of the latest filing deadline, he raised $35,017, which is less than a fourth of what each of his main competitors has raised. But the bulk of his contributions came within the past few months — signaling momentum in his campaign.
— Trisha Thadani