October 03, 2011 12:58 ET

INFORUM Presents San Francisco's Race for Mayor 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2011) -

SPEAKERS - ALL 16 official candidates in one provocative place:
Jeff Adachi, Public Defender, San Francisco; Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
Michela Alioto-Pier, Former Supervisor, San Francisco District 2; Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
Cesar Ascarrunz, Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
John Avalos, Supervisor, San Francisco District 11; Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
Terry Baum, Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
David Chiu, Supervisor, President of the Board, San Francisco District 3; Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
Paul Currier, Community Organizer; Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
Bevan Dufty, Former Supervisor, San Francisco; Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
Tony Hall, Former Supervisor, San Francisco; Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
Dennis Herrera, City Attorney, San Francisco; Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
Emil Lawrence, Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
Ed Lee, Mayor, San Francisco; Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
Wilma Pang, Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
Joanna Rees, Entrepreneur; Educator; Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
Phil Ting, Assessor, San Francisco; Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
Leland Yee, State Senator, California District 8; Mayoral Candidate 2011, SF
Melissa Griffin, Columnist, San Francisco Examiner; Co-Host, Necessary Conversations - Moderator
Beth Spotswood, Culture Blogger,; Co-host, Necessary Conversations - MC
TITLE: The Race for Mayor 2011
DATE: Thursday, October 6, 2011
TIME: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 8:30 p.m. reception
LOCATION: Commonwealth Club Office, 595 Market St. (at Second St.), Second Floor
PRICE: $12 members, $20 standard, $7 students
To buy tickets, please call 415.597.6705 or register at
CONTACT: Caroline Moriarity Sacks, INFORUM Director, 415.697.6719
Media interested in attending should please RSVP to and please bring business card to event

INFORUM and the Summer of Smart are teaming up to produce the electoral event in the race for the city's mayor. In this two-hour program, candidates will get up on one stage to discuss the topics San Franciscans are most concerned about. This is the only SF debate where all 16 official candidates will be given a fair share of one stage.

The debate will be fun, interactive (the audience will even get to play bingo with the candidates' buzz words) and will give the audience a chance to hear the opinions of all the official candidates for San Francisco mayor. The format of the fast-paced debate is designed to maximize content and keep the audience engaged. Consisting of six total rounds, this game-show-style debate features a "lightning round," a round of "pairs" where two candidates will face-off on a specific issue, candidates' "15 second idea to change San Francisco" and MORE!

After the 90 minute debate, Summer of Smart's four winners will present their creative ideas on how to address some of San Francisco's most pressing issues.

Beth Spotswood and Melissa Griffin, two of San Francisco's hottest young politicos and co-hostesses of Necessary Conversations, a witty and hilarious political blog, will moderate this event.

Contact Information

  • Caroline Moriarity Sacks
    INFORUM Director
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