November 2016 Endorsements

The San Francisco Democratic Party's endorsement has long been considered among the influential and sought-after in local politics. The process detailed below explains how the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee considers and conducts votes on endorsements before elections. Endorsed candidates and endorsed positions on ballot measure are then listed on the San Francisco Democratic Party's Official Slate Card, which is mailed to Democratic voters citywide.

Local Candidate Endorsements

Completed candidate questionnaires for the following endorsed candidates (as well as for competing non-endorsed candidates) are available below.

  • Board of Supervisors, District 1: Sandra Lee Fewer
  • Board of Supervisors, District 3: Aaron Peskin
  • Board of Supervisors, District 5: London Breed
  • Board of Supervisors, District 7: Norman Yee
  • Board of Supervisors, District 9: Hillary Ronen
  • Board of Supervisors, District 11: No Endorsement
  • S.F. Superior Court Judge, District 7: Victor Hwang, Paul Henderson
  • Board of Education (four seats): Matt Haney, Stevon Cook, Rachel Norton, Mark Sanchez
  • Community College Board (4-year term, three seats): Rafael Mandelman, Alex Randolph, Tom Temprano, Shanell Williams
  • BART Board, District 7: Lateefah Simon
  • BART Board, District 9: Bevan Dufty

Local Measures Endorsed

  • YES on Proposition ASFUSD School Bonds
  • YES on Proposition BCity College Parcel Tax
  • YES on Proposition C: Loans to Finance Acquisition and Rehabilitation of Affordable Housing
  • YES on Proposition DVacancy Appointments.
  • YES on Proposition E: Responsibility for Maintaining Street Trees and Surrounding Sidewalks
  • YES on Proposition FYouth Voting in Local Elections
  • YES on Proposition GPolice Oversight
  • YES on Proposition HPublic Advocate
  • YES on Proposition IFunding for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities
  • YES on Proposition JFunding for Homelessness and Transportation
  • YES on Proposition KGeneral Sales Tax
  • YES on Proposition LMTA Appointments and Budget
  • YES on Proposition MHousing and Development Commission
  • YES on Proposition NNon­-Citizen Voting in School Board Elections
  • YES on Proposition OOffice Development in Candlestick Point and Hunters Point
  • NO on Proposition PCompetitive Bidding for Affordable Housing Projects on City­-Owned Property
  • NO on Proposition QProhibiting Tents on Public Sidewalks
  • NO on Proposition RNeighborhood Crime Unit
  • YES on Proposition SAllocation of Hotel Tax Funds
  • YES on Proposition TRestricting Gifts and Campaign Contributions from Lobbyists
  • NO on Proposition UAffordable Housing Requirements for Market­-Rate Development Projects
  • YES on Proposition VTax on Distributing Sugar­Sweetened Beverages
  • YES on Proposition WReal Estate Transfer Tax on Properties Over $5 Million
  • YES on Proposition XPreserving Space for Neighborhood Arts, Small Business and Community Services in Certain Neighborhoods
  • YES on Proposition RR: BART Safety, Reliability and Traffic Relief (Regional)

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. 

  • NO on Proposition 61: State Prescription Drug Purchases
  • NO on Proposition 65: Carry out bags

November 2016 Candidate Questionnaires  

The following candidates submitted completed questionnaires in order to be considered for the San Francisco Democratic Party's endorsement for the November 2016 election:

Board of Supervisors (District 1)

Board of Supervisors (District 3)

  • PDF icon Aaron Peskin

Board of Supervisors (District 5)

Board of Supervisors (District 7)

Board of Supervisors (District 9)

Board of Supervisors (District 11)

Community College Board (4-year seat)

  • PDF icon Shanell Williams
  • PDF icon Rafael Mandelman
  • PDF Icon Alex Randolph
  • PDF icon Tom Temprano
  • PDF icon Dr. Amy Bacharach

BART Board (District 7)

  • PDF icon Lateefah Simon

BART Board (District 9)

  • PDF icon Bevan Dufty

Board of Education

  • PDF icon Stevon Cook
  • PDF icon Mark Sanchez
  • PDF icon Ian Kalin
  • PDF icon Matt Haney
  • PDF icon Jill Wynns
  • PDF icon Phil Kim
  • PDF icon Trevor McNeil
  • PDF icon Rachel Norton
  • PDF icon Rob Geller



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