At the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee’s heavily-attended August 13 Endorsement Meeting, members of committee voted on the following endorsements for the November 4, 2014 election. For decades, the San Francisco Democratic Party's endorsement has been among the most sought-after and influential endorsements in city politics, and these endorsements will be reflected in the party’s official slate card.
Please note that individual tallies on how S.F. DCCC members voted in each of these races will available in the forthcoming meeting minutes, a draft version of which should be posted online soon. However, draft minutes are not final until approved by the full committee at its next regular meeting on September 24, 2014.
Local Candidate Endorsements
Most of the candidates for the offices below completed candidate questionnaires, which are available elsewhere on this website.
- Assessor-Recorder: Carmen Chu
- Public Defender: Jeff Adachi
- S.F. Superior Court Judge, Seat 20: Daniel Flores
- Board of Supervisors, District 2: Mark Farrell
- Board of Supervisors, District 4: Katy Tang
- Board of Supervisors, District 6: Jane Kim
- Board of Supervisors, District 8: Scott Wiener
- Board of Supervisors, District 10: Malia Cohen
- Board of Education (three seats): Trevor McNeil; Emily Murase; Shamann Walton
- Community College Board (2-year term, one seat): Amy Bacharach
- Community College Board (4-year term, three seats): Anita Grier, Rodrigo Santos, Thea Selby
- BART Board, District 8: No endorsement
Local Measures Endorsed
In addition, S.F. DCCC members voted on whether to endorse or reject a number of ballot measures, including the following local measures. For easy reference, local measures are linked to PDFs of the official text on the San Francisco Department of Election’s website [external links].
- YES on Proposition A: Transportation and Road Improvement (Bond)
- YES on Proposition B: Population-Based Adjustment to General Fund Appropriation to Transportation Fund (Charter Amendment)
- YES on Proposition C: Children and Youth Fund; Public Education Enrichment Fund; Our Children, Our Families Council; Rainy Day Reserves (Charter Amendment)
- YES on Proposition D: Retiree Health Benefits for Former Redevelopment Agency and Successor Agency Employee (Charter Amendment)
- YES on Proposition E: Business and Tax Regulation Code—Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages to Fund Food and Health Programs (Ordinance)
- YES on Proposition F: Pier 70 Development Site Height Limit Increase (Ordinance)
- YES on Proposition G: Business and Tax Regulations Code—Surtax on Transfers of Residential Real Property Within Five Years of a Prior Transfer (Ordinance)
- NO on Proposition H: Requiring Certain Athletic Fields in Golden Gate Park to be Maintained as Natural Grass (Ordinance)
- YES on Proposition I: Park Code—Children’s Playgrounds, Walking Trails, Athletic Fields (Ordinance)
- YES on Proposition J: Administrative Code—Minimum Wage (Ordinance)
- YES on Proposition K: Affordable Housing Goals (Declaration of Policy)
- NO on Proposition L: Policy Regarding Transportation Priorities in San Francisco (Declaration of Policy)
Statewide Measure Considered for Endorsement
The SFDCCC also voted on whether to endorse of one California initiative ballot measure, which is eligible for the San Francisco Democratic Party's endorsement. In general, the California Democratic Party considers and votes on whether to endorse or reject statewide measures. However, if the state party takes "No Position" on a statewide proposition, Article VII, §5.0 of the S.F. Democratic Party's Policies and Procedures Manual provides that "the local Party is free to take a position if it so chooses." As a result, the S.F. DCCC voted on whether to endorse the following statewide measure. For easy reference, Prop 46 has been linked to the PDF of the official text on the California Secretary of State's website [external link]:
- No endorsement on Proposition 46: Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors; Medical Negligence Lawsuits; Initiative Statute