Breed backs su­per­vi­sor hope­ful McNeil in Dis­trict 4

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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

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