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STORY - As a candidate for mayor in the 2018 San Francisco mayoral election, Jane Kim embodies the strength and resilience of women through her perseverance in the fight for improving the quality of life for those in her district, District 6. Born to parents who immigrated to the U.S. from South Korea, Kim believes not enough female Asian Americans are involved in politics in San Francisco and as a progressive leader, hopes to inspire others.
Picket signs are stacked in preparation for evening canvassing at the Westside Field campaign office. The office is covered with paraphernalia advocating for Jane's campaign.
Highly represented in the press, reporters swarm Jane to take advantage of her presence for a brief interview, while Jane's mother stands beside her.
Though constantly kept on her toes seizing every opportunity to encourage residents to vote, Jane continues to express a touch of flare with her keen sense of fashion.
Jane's platform includes improving access to affordable housing for the predominance of homelessness, reducing the income gap, and strengthening the quality of public schools. Jane attributes her activism in civics to the wisdom passed down by her parents as immigrants.
Many of Jane's accolades are pressed up against each other in a display case. Jane has widely been recognized for her achievements accomplished while on the Board of Supervisors. Jane is the first Korean-American elected official in San Francisco.
Addressing the homelessness crisis in San Francisco is one of Jane's top priorities with a goal of moving residents into shelters. Jane hopes to enact on a plan that will provide additional City Budget funding to expand programs that support these undermined communities.
Interns Maddy Dwyer, 21, and Karina Sun, 20, take notes as Jane speaks during a Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
Tensions rise as time becomes limited while Brandon Harami and Claire Lau work to ensure all areas have been accounted for in who has received voter guides from Jane's campaign.
Claire O'Brien, 17, checks off which homes have been visited by canvassers. One note reads, "Gave pizza to Jane!"
Jane greets residents on Divisadero Street in hopes of earning their vote and spreading awareness about her candidacy.
Voters visit City Hall to cast their ballots on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
Stickers are cut in preparation to hand out to voters once turning in their ballots.
Jane enters the Department of Elections hand in hand with her mother to officially cast her ballot.
After casting her ballot, Jane gently presses an "I voted!" sticker on her dress.
The ballots inside the boxes will be counted on the evening of June 5, 2018. Results will roll in in the early morning hours of June 6.
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