The outcome of the District 5 Supervisor election between incumbent Vallie Brown and challenger Dean Preston will shape the political makeup of the Board of Supervisors. Both are campaigning to increase affordable housing, improve public transportation and address homelessness and mental health. However, Brown is running on a platform of realism that has caused opponents to label her an incrementalist. Preston is running in a call to disrupt the status quo, proposing free city bus service and 10,000 units of affordable housing in a decade, and allying himself with the national Democratic Socialism movement.
San Francisco Chronicle