Haney declares victory in San Francisco Assembly runoff race
District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney declared victory Tuesday in the special runoff election for San Francisco's vacant 17th Assembly District seat based on the initial vote count. Trailing in second was David Campos, a gay man who is a vice chair of the California Democratic Party.Haney took first place with 64% of the vote-by-mail ballots that the elections department received and processed before Election Day, while Campos received 36%. The next update of the vote count at 9:45 p.m. will add the initial votes received from polling places where people casted their ballots in person Tuesday.But with most ballots expected to be mailed in ahead of election day, Haney thanked voters for electing him to the Assembly seat representing the city's eastern neighborhoods as soon as the first election results were posted."First results are out: We're up by over 27 points. We won," tweeted Haney. "Thank you so much to San Francisco voters, & to all of our staff, volunteers, donors, endorsers, & everyone who worked so hard over the last 6 months."