Aaron Peskin could be Lon­don Breed’s biggest reelec­tion threat

Aaron Peskin could be London Breed’s biggest reelection threat

San Fran­cis­co res­i­dents have been clear in their frus­tra­tion with cur­rent Demo­c­ra­t­ic May­or Lon­don Breed. She’s been blamed for the city not bounc­ing back as quick­ly from the pan­dem­ic, along with per­sis­tent prob­lems with crime, retail theft, home­less­ness, and drugs. 
Breed is seek­ing a sec­ond term in Novem­ber, but her chances of win­ning might have just got­ten a lit­tle tougher.

San Fran­cis­co Board of Super­vi­sors Pres­i­dent Aaron Peskin speaks dur­ing a board meet­ing in San Fran­cis­co, Jan. 9, 2024. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Two of her clos­est oppo­nents, Daniel Lurie, the heir to the Levi Strauss for­tune, and for­mer inter­im May­or Mark Far­rell, a ven­ture cap­i­tal­ist, have blast­ed Breed for weeks for a hol­lowed-out down­town and dete­ri­o­rat­ing con­di­tions on the streets. While Lau­rie and Far­rell are con­sid­ered cen­trists by San Fran­cis­co stan­dards, Breed’s newest oppo­nent, Aaron Peskin, is not. 
“The pol­i­tics of today are marked by blame and not tak­ing respon­si­bil­i­ty,” he recent­ly said in an inter­view. “ …