2016 Endorsements


November 8, 2016 Election

U.S. President: Hillary Clinton / Tim Kaine
U.S. Senate: Kamala Harris
U.S. Congress, D12: Nancy Pelosi
U.S. Congress, D14: Jackie Speier
CA State Senate, District 11: Jane Kim
CA State Assembly, D17: David Chiu
CA State Assembly, D19: Phil Ting
District 1 Supervisor: Sandra Lee Fewer
District 3 Supervisor: Aaron Peskin
District 5 Supervisor: Dean Preston
District 7 Supervisor: Norman Yee
District 9 Supervisor: Hillary Ronen
District 11 Supervisor: Kimberly Alvarenga
Board of Education: Stevon Cook, Matt Haney, Mark Sanchez
City College Board: Tom Temprano, Rafael Mandelman, Shanell Williams, Alex Randolph 
Superior Court Judge, Seat 7: Victor Hwang
BART Board, District 7: Lateefah Simon
BART Board, District 9: Bevan Dufty
U.S. Congress, District 46: Bao Nguyen
Anaheim City Council: Angel Van Stark
Richmond City Council: Cesar Zepeda

Statewide Initiatives

Prop 51 (School Bonds): Yes
Prop 52 (Medi-Cal Reimbursement): Yes
Prop 53 (Voter Approval for Revenue Bonds): No
Prop 54 (Legislature Transparency Act): No Position
Prop 55 (Tax Extension to Fund Education): Yes
Prop 56 (Cigarette Tax): Yes
Prop 57 (Criminal Sentences and Juvenile Sentencing): Yes
Prop 58 (Multilingual Education Act): Yes
Prop 59 (Overturn Citizens United Act): Yes
Prop 60 (Condoms in Adult Films): No
Prop 61 (State Prescription Drug Purchases Standards): No
Prop 62 (Death Penalty Abolition): Yes
Prop 63 (Firearms and Ammunition Sales): Yes
Prop 64 (Marijuana Legalization): Yes
Prop 65 (Charges for Carry-out Bags): No
Prop 66 (Death Penalty Procedures): No
Prop 67 (Uphold Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags): Yes

Local Initiatives

Prop A (School Bond): Yes
Prop B (City College Parcel Tax): Yes
Prop C (Loan to Finance Acquisition of Affordable Housing): Yes
Prop D (Let's Elect our Elected Officials): Yes
Prop E (City Maintenance of Street Trees): Yes
Prop F (Youth Voting in Local Elections): Yes
Prop G (Department of Police Accountability): Yes
Prop H (Public Advocate): Yes
Prop I (Dignity Fund for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities): Yes
Prop J (Funding for Homelessness and Transportation): Yes
Prop K (General Sales Tax): No
Prop L (SFMTA Appointments and Budget): Yes
Prop M (Housing and Development Commission): Yes
Prop N (Non-Citizens Voting in School Board Elections): Yes
Prop O (Office Development in Candlestick & Hunters Point): Yes
Prop P (Competitive Bidding for Affordable Housing Projects): No
Prop Q (Prohibiting Tents on Public Sidewalks): No
Prop R (Neighborhood Crime Unit): No
Prop S (Allocation of Hotel Tax Funds): Yes
Prop T (Restricting Gifts and Campaign Contributions from Lobbyists): Yes
Prop U (Affordable Housing Requirements for Market-Rate Projects): No
Prop V (Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages): No
Prop W (Real Estate Transfer Tax on Properties over $5 Million): Yes
Prop X (Production, Distribution & Repair Preservation): Yes
Measure RR (BART Safety, Reliability and Traffic Relief Bond): Yes


June 7, 2016 Primary Election 

President of the United States: Bernie Sanders
CA State Senate, District 11: Jane Kim 
U.S. Senate: Kamala Harris
U.S. Congress, D12: Nancy Pelosi
U.S. Congress, D14: Jackie Speier
CA State Assembly, D17: No Endorsement
CA State Assembly, D19: Phil Ting
Superior Court Judge, Seat 7: Sigrid Irias

SF Democratic County Central Committee, Assembly District 17:
Alysabeth Alexander
Tom Ammiano
John Burton
David Campos
Petra DeJesus
Bevan Dufty 
Jon Gollinger
Pratima Gupta
Frances Hsieh
Jane Kim
Rafael Mandelman
Sophie Maxwell
Aaron Peskin
Cindy Wu

SF Democratic County Central Committee, Assembly District 19:
Keith Baraka
Brigitte Davila
Sandra Lee Fewer
Hene Kelly
Leah LaCroix
Eric Mar
Gabriel Medina
Myrna Melgar
Norman Yee 

Ballot Measures

CA Prop 50 (Suspension of Legislators Amendment): No Position
Prop AA (SF Bay Clean Water): Yes
Prop A (Public Health & Safety Bond): Yes
Prop B (Park, Rec and Open Space Fund): No Position
Prop C (Affordable Housing Requirements): Yes
Prop D (Office of Citizen Complaints Investigations): Yes
Prop E (Paid Sick Leave): Yes