Mark Leno becomes first 2019 San Francisco mayoral candidate

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The election for mayor of San Francisco won't be until 2019, but Thursday the first candidate for the office filed his papers. (KGO-TV)

The election for mayor of San Francisco won't be until 2019, but Thursday the first candidate for the office filed his papers.

He's a familiar face to San Francisco residents -- Mark Leno has officially announced his candidacy.

The 65-year-old says he's the one to take on housing affordability and accessibility, traffic, congestion, and public safety.

"I'm running for mayor to offer my expertise and experience, and energies -- skills and passion to address these issues for this city that I have come to love."

Leno, a moderate Democrat, has served as a city supervisor, assemblyman, and state senator.

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