Alex Emslie reports from the Colfax party:
A wild cheer exploded from the crowd of 50 Linda Colfax supporters when the numbers appeared on the screen at Mars Bar. With 99 percent of the precincts counted, Colfax had 55 percent of the vote. “I fell thrilled, speechless,” she said, pausing to search for worlds. “I’m relived, thrilled and grateful.”
As a lesbian and public defender, Colfax will bring diversity to the bench not seen in decades. “The last time a lesbian was appointed to the the SF bench it was Mary Morgan in 1981, and I don’t know the last time a sitting public defender was appointed to the bench,” she said.