Josh Wolf Is Running for Mayor of San Francisco


Yesterday, on the 4th of July, controversial independent media journalist Josh Wolf declared that he running for Mayor of San Francisco and posted a draft of his platform on his blog. Josh was released from jail in April after serving 288 days for refusing to turn over video footage to a grand jury of a G8 protest in San Francisco.

As of today, I have filed my declaration of intent to run for Mayor of San Francisco. I will be filing my paperwork with the ethics office tomorrow and will begin raising the signatures and funds needed for my campaign. More to come soon, but for now, I leave you with a rough draft of my platform as mayor of the city and county of San Francisco.

Chuck Olsen was in town recently and shot a video of Josh talking about his possible run for office, including how “he’ll wear a webcam because he believes government should take a clue from the open source movement”.

In his quest to be the mayor, Josh joins Chicken John, who last week announced his candidacy. This November’s election going to be a very interesting. I can’t wait to see the first Chicken John vs. Josh Wolf debates. Look out Gavin!

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale is the founder of Laughing Squid and is based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.