#TBT: The Eccentric History of the San Francisco Mayor's Office
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#TBT: The Eccentric History of the San Francisco Mayor's Office

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A city as weird and wonderful as San Francisco is bound to have its share of unusual characters at the helm.

With the recent and stunning loss of SF Mayor Ed Lee, we got to wondering about the mayors of our past. What we found were great achievements, as well as plenty of scandals and eccentricities—no surprise there. Take a look at some of the city's most distinguished and notorious mayors in SF history.


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(via SF Weekly)

"There's always room for Jello." Such was the catchphrase of former Dead Kennedys lead singer Jello Biafra, who ran for mayor in 1979. The above statement, published in that year's Voter Information Pamphlet, pretty much sums up his campaign. Biafra placed fourth in the race, losing famously to Board of Supes president (and now Senator) Dianne Feinstein.

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