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March 12, 2010

KEY SAN FRAN POL SWITCHES FROM GREENS TO DEMOCRATS

INDEPENDENT POLITICAL REPORT - One of the most successful Green Party politicians in California and the nation, Ross Mirkarimi, has switched his party affiliation from Green to Democratic. He is a San Francisco City Supervisor and member of the appointed California Coastal Commission. He was the party's only elected official in San Francisco, and holds the same seat that Matt Gonzalez previously held as a Green.

Mirkarimi is considered a potential candidate for mayor of San Francisco and it has been said that if he ever sought higher office he might abandon the Greens. In January, the San Francisco Bay Guardian reported:

"Sup. Ross Mirkarimi - a founding member of the Green Party of California and its last elected official in San Francisco - has also been openly struggling with whether to remain with an organization that doesn't have much to offer him anymore, particularly as he contemplates a bid for higher office."


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