Roberta Achtenberg Runs for Mayor of San Francisco
After two years of serving in the Clinton administration’s Department of Housing and Urban Development, Roberta Achtenberg stepped down to run for mayor of San Francisco. Achtenberg was well known in San Francisco, having been the first out lesbian on the Board of Supervisors. Given little chance at the outset, she gained considerable support–including Victory Fund’s endorsement—but eventually lost in the primary by a narrow margin. If elected, Achtenberg would have served as San Francisco’s first out LBGTQ+ mayor.