Willie Brown Captures Second Term as San Francisco Mayor
Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, 65, the city's first African American mayor,
won re-election to a second term, defeating Tom Ammiano, President of the
Board of Supervisors on December 14.
95 percent of the precincts reporting, Brown captured 60 percent of the
vote (115,299) to Ammiano's 40 percent (77,663).
entered the race three weeks before the November general election,
defeating former Mayor Frank Jordan, whom Brown defeated in 1995, and
Clint Reilly. All four were Democrats in a non-partisan election. Ammiano,
58, who is openly gay, was seeking to be the first gay mayor of a large
a member of the Conference of Mayors Advisory Board and Chair of the
Conference Community Development and Housing Committee, is also a former
Speaker of the California Assembly.