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Moderate picked to lead San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee

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Mary Jung was sworn in last Wednesday as chairwoman of the Democratic County Central Committee.
  • Mary Jung was sworn in last Wednesday as chairwoman of the Democratic County Central Committee.

Aaron Peskin and the progressives no longer run the show at the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee. Now it’s a moderate who works for PG&E.

Mary Jung, manager of local government partnerships for PG&E, was sworn in Wednesday as chairwoman of the 32-member committee. Peskin, a leader for city progressives, had retired from the post and did not seek re-election.

An expected progressive challenger to Jung’s campaign never formally emerged and Jung was elected by unanimous vote.

The DCCC, the governing body of the local Democratic Party with more than 250,000 members, exists largely to garner funds and voter participation for the party’s causes. The committee is expected to announce its endorsements for November’s supervisor races some time next month.

Jung said she’s confident the DCCC can achieve its November election goals, which include re-electing President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and returning Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, to speaker of the House.

The new makeup of the DCCC “reflects a spirit of unity and common purpose,” Jung said.

maldax@sfexaminer.com