Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Gavin Newsome/Survey in Sapnish

Mayor Gavin Newsom is considering a run for Lt Governor. He has until March 12 to file the papers but he has until 5PM today submit a ballot statement for the voter guide. I am curious how small business around the state feels about Mayor Newsom. Would you support him?

I am particularly interested in how SF small businesses feel about this. If he should run and win he would have to resign as Mayor and the Board of Supervisors would select the new Mayor.

Many people don’t realize that the Board can select anyone they want with 6 votes. It does not have to be a current member of the Board raising possibilities of Aaron Peskin past President of the Board of Supervisors being selected as Mayor.

We are going to be keeping our survey open one more week. To date we have 2365 respondents.

We expect today or tomorrow to have the survey in Spanish. If any of you can distribute the survey to Spanish speaking small business people let me know. Currently we have only 5% of the respondents identifying themselves as Hispanic and we would really like to see that number increase.

If you haven’t completed the survey please do so and for all of you please forward to others. I don’t know if it is doable but it would be great to have over 3000 respondents. Last year we had about 630.

Scott Hauge
Small Business California
2311 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA 94116

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