By George Verlaine | contributing writer

As we all already know too well, we are in the midst of a massive election year. It’ll be huge for the nation at large, but it’ll also be huge for the City.

In November, San Francisco voters will be asked to choose a new mayor. In a strong-mayor municipal government system such as ours, that’s a big deal. It’s especially important to get to know the mayoral candidates and vote wisely, because a lot of power is about to land in the hands of one person.

So, in the interest of keeping the membership informed about the various positions held by the City’s current crop of mayoral candidates, the SF Building Trades Council on Thursday, June 6, hosted its first mayoral candidates’ forum at the IBEW Local 6 hall at 55 Fillmore Street. All of the major candidates showed up to engage in conversation with council delegates: incumbent SF mayor London Breed, corporate-attorney-turned-venture-capitalist/former-SF-supervisor-turned-mayor Mark Ferrell, philanthropist Daniel Lurie, District 3 supervisor Aaron Peskin, and District 11 supervisor Ahsha Safaí.

Here are some shots from the event.

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