Running a Mayoral Campaign is 'Grueling,' Professor Tuman Says

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- “Make no mistake: When you’re supposed to be doing a job representing your district, and you’re now running for a larger office, the larger office is going to get your attention,” said San Francisco State University communications professor Joe Tuman, who ran unsuccessfully for Oakland mayor in 2010 and 2014.

Running a citywide campaign for mayor is grueling, Tuman said. Breed and Kim will have to constantly appear at fundraisers, debates, neighborhood meetings and endorsement events.

That leaves almost no time for the candidates to serve their constituents, Tuman said.