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A Primer on San Francisco’s June Mayoral Election with Heather Knight

Local elections are important. We all know this, but sometimes learning about upcoming ballot issues can get lost in the chaos of everyday life. Let The Ruby help you get up to speed on San Francisco’s upcoming special mayoral election. We’ve invitedHeather Knight, the Chronicle’s leading political reporter, to give us an overview of the 4 main mayoral candidates. We’ll end the evening with some Q&A time with Heather.

E-mail Ruby member Emily Storms (storms.emily [AT] to submit questions for Heather ahead of time. Refreshments & voter registration information will also be available.

About Heather Knight

Heather Knight has worked for the San Francisco Chronicle since 1999 and has covered the San Francisco political scene out of The Chronicle’s City Hall bureau since 2006. She writes the paper’s popular On San Francisco column, covering everything from politics to homelessness to family flight and the quirks of living in the best city in the world. She believes in holding politicians accountable for their decisions or, often, lack thereof — and telling the stories of real people and their struggles. Before joining the City Hall team, she covered the San Francisco public schools including spending a year at Malcolm X Academy in Hunters Point. She previously wrote for Newsday in New York and for the Los Angeles Times’ Washington, D.C. Bureau as a student at Stanford University. She is a Northern California native who lives in the city’s Glen Park neighborhood with her husband and two sons.