Did Jello Biafara, the Dead Kennedy's front man, run for mayor of San Francisco?

  • 35 Years Ago Today, Jello Biafra Came In Fourth In the S.F. Mayoral Race

    Jello Biafra ran for mayor of San Francisco in 1979. Among Biafra's opponents in the race was current Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who had been serving out the rest of Moscone's term, and who, over the course of her election campaign, courted publicity by sweeping the streets of the Tenderloin for a few hours. Biafra eventually ran in 2000 for president as the Green Party's nominee.

  • Jello Biafara Ran for Mayor in 1979

    Jello Biafara did run for mayor of San Francisco in 1979. This musician supported banning cars, tearing down Pier 39 and legalizing squatting in vacant buildings. His slogan was "There's always room for Jello." He placed in 3rd when running, losing to mayor Dianne Feinstein, who stayed in office for 10 years.

  • Jello Biafara ran for mayor of San Francisco

    Jello Biafara previously ran to be mayor of San Francisco. It was the fall of 1979 when he ran a campaign using the Jell-O catch phrase, "There is always room for Jell-O." There was an unconventional platform, including forcing businessmen to wear clown suits. He finished fourth in a field of 10, receiving less than 4% of the vote.

  • He wasn't serious

    A lot of people say that they are going to run for this or that, but when the people are celebrities, they often don't mean it. Alternatively, their candidacies are so non-viable that no one takes the campaign seriously. A case on point was Steven Colbert's run for president. Like Colbert, Biafar didn't actually run for mayor of San Francisco.

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