Politics of San Francisco, California

Politics of San Francisco, California

Following the social upheavals of the 1960s, San Francisco became one of the hypocenters of liberal activism, with Democrats, Greens, and progressives dominating city politics. This trend is also visible in the results of U.S. Presidential elections; the last Republican to win San Francisco was Dwight Eisenhower in 1956. Although the fight between Democrats and Republicans has been unequal for the last forty years, it has become increasingly lopsided.

Presidential elections results


In the state legislature San Francisco is located in the 3rd and 8th Senate districts, represented by Democrats Carole Migden and Leland Yee respectively, and in the 12th and 13th Assembly districts, represented by Democrats Fiona Ma and Mark Leno respectively. Federally most of San Francisco is located in California's 8th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +36, with a small part of the city's southwest in the 12th district, which has a Cook PVI of D +22. [cite web | title = Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest? | publisher = Campaign Legal Center Blog | url=http://www.clcblog.org/blog_item-85.html | accessdate = 2007-10-20] Both districts are represented by Democrats, the 8th by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the 12th by Jackie Speier.

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