Anthony Woods Loses Congressional Race. But The Possible (Straight) Winner Loves the Gays


Scoring just eight percent of the vote, Anthony Woods lost yesterday’s special election for the U.S. Congressional seat to represent Northern California. Lt. Gov. John Garamendi won the most votes for Democrats, which means he’ll face off against Republican attorney David Harmer in the Nov. 3 general election. Mr. Garamendi has made no secret of his support for marriage equality.

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  • AlwaysGay

    Good job Anthony! Even though he didn’t win, he put in the effort. Too many gay people don’t even try. Why hasn’t there been a gay mayor of San Francisco? No gay person tried. I think Anthony has been offered a job in the Obama administration. I think he would do great work there.

  • Michael

    Slight correction: gay former SF Supervisor, now CA State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano ran for SF mayor in 1999 and 2003.

    As for Anthony Woods, his showing in his very first election, against three other Dem candidates, one of whom, as noted, is the Lt. Gov. and a “household name” in CA after 35 yrs. in politics, and also pro marriage equality, is a virtual miracle.

    Woods is not just extremely smart and photogenic, he is a gifted speaker and natural politician in the best sense of the word.

    He’s going to go far, and LGBT and progressive causes generally will benefit because of it.

    BRAVO ANTHONY!!!!!!!!!

  • AlwaysGay

    @Michael: Only gay person has run for mayor of San Francisco. More need to. More gay people need to run for office at all levels everywhere.

  • Timothy

    “….the U.S. Congressional seat to represent Northern California.”


    Well, at least the 10th Congressional District – part of the East Bay Area across the bay from San Francisco – is IN Northern California and is one of the 22 or 23 Congressional seats that represent Northern California (the state has 53 total).

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