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January 07, 2018 -- Mayoral Announcement

Over the last four weeks, our city has together mourned the tragic passing of Mayor Ed Lee. We will greatly miss his civility, humor and decency, and salute his legacy of leadership for San Francisco. 
Since then, many of you have encouraged me to run for Mayor, and I have been humbled by that support. However, after discussions with my wife, friends and allies, I will not be running for Mayor this June.
My family comes first. The last 22 months have been a very special (and sleepless) time for Candace and me, and we know we'll never again experience these precious, formative years with our toddler, Lucas. 
We also have more to fight for in the State Assembly. During my first three years, we have delivered on housing, transportation, immigrant protections and other areas, but our work is not done. As California continues to lead the Resistance, our efforts at the state level are more important than ever. 
Like you, I will follow the mayoral race with great interest. I care immensely about the city my son is growing up in and know that together, we can make San Francisco a place of real opportunity for everyone. 
Wishing all of you and our city the very best in 2018,