Campos concedes to Chiu in Assembly race
San Francisco Supervisor David Campos has conceded the race for the District 17 state assembly seat, his rival Supervisor David Chiu said Thursday evening.
Campos called earlier tonight to concede, Chiu said in a statement posted to Twitter and Facebook:
“We had a positive conversation and agreed to work together in the future for the good of San Francisco.”
According to the San Francisco Department of Elections, Chiu led with more than 51 percent of the vote as of this evening with all precincts reporting. Chiu and Campos both currently serve on the 11-member San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Both men are Harvard Law School graduates, both are 44 years old and both are liberal Democrats.
Chiu has served as the president of the Board of Supervisors since 2009 received endorsements from the workers’ union Service Employees International Union Local 1021 as well as elected officials including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Attorney General Kamala Harris and Mayor Ed Lee.
Campos garnered endorsements from elected officials including outgoing Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton, Public Defender Jeff Adachi and from labor organizations such as the California Nurses Association and the California Federation of Teachers.
Campos could not be immediately reached for comment.