By Rachel Swan
Planning Commissioner Christine Johnson said Tuesday she is strongly considering a bid to succeed Supervisor Jane Kim next year, a move that could edge out pro-development candidate Sonja Trauss and test progressive Matt Haney.
Johnson has long been seen as a moderate contender to represent District Six, which spreads from the Tenderloin to Mission Bay, and includes rapidly developing South of Market. She deflected questions about her candidacy during an interview in July, but has since taken steps to position herself for a run.
In the past few months, Johnson has met several times with Kim and other supervisors. She left her job as director of the urban think tank SPUR on Dec. 1.