Tuesday, November 5, 2019

 

Non-Partisan Offices

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Mayor

The Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco is the head of the executive branch of the San Francisco government. The Mayor’s office enforces city laws, overseas the various departments and agencies of the San Francisco city and county government, and has the power to approve or veto bills passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

The Mayor serves a four-year term and is limited to two successive terms.


Board of Supervisors - District 5*

The Board of Supervisors is the legislative branch of the San Francisco city and county government. The Board consists of 11 Supervisors each representing a separate district in the city. The Board of Supervisors passes legislation governing San Francisco, approves the budget, and provides neighborhood services to their constituents.

Supervisors serve a four-year term and is limited to two successive terms.

*Contest appears on the ballot because there was a vacancy, which was filled by appointment until voters elect someone to serve the remainder of the current term.


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City Attorney

The City Attorney acts as the legal counsel for the the City and County of San Francisco government and provides legal services to the Mayor, Board of Supervisors, and other elected officials as well as all other city and county government boards, commissions and offices. The City Attorney practices civil law and does not handle criminal matters.

The City Attorney serves a four-year term, with no limit on the number of terms served.


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District Attorney

The District Attorney investigates and prosecutes crime in San Francisco and provides support systems for victims of crime. The office also bring actions involving consumer fraud and environmental protection.

The District Attorney serves a four-year term, with no limit on the number of terms served.


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Public Defender*

The Public Defender provides legal representation to people who are charged with a crime and unable to afford an attorney. It is the only publicly elected Public Defender in California and the office represents an estimated 25,000 people per year, including immigrants detainees.

The District Attorney serves a four-year term, with no limit on the number of terms served.

*Contest appears on the ballot because there was a vacancy, which was filled by appointment until voters elect someone to serve the remainder of the current term.


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Sheriff

The San Francisco Sheriff operates the county jail system and oversees a department that provides security and law enforcement the civil and criminal courts, City Hall, the Emergency Communications & Dispatch center, and several hospitals and health clinics.

The Sheriff serves a four-year term with no limit on the number of terms served


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Treasurer

The San Francisco Treasurer serves as the banker, tax collector, collection agent, and investment officer for the City and County of San Francisco.

The Sheriff serves a four-year term with no limit on the number of terms served


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Board of Education (School Board) - Seat 7*

The Board of Education determines policy for all public schools, from kindergarten through twelfth grade, in the San Francisco Unified School District, City and County of San Francisco. The Board is comprised of seven members, elected at large.and oversee over 160 institutions in the city.

School Board Members serve four-year terms with no limit on the number of terms served.

*Contest appears on the ballot because there was a vacancy, which was filled by appointment until voters elect someone to serve the remainder of the current term.


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City College Board of Trustees - Seat 5*

The City College Board of Trustees is responsible for overseeing the City College of San Francisco’s mission, strategic goals, objectives and establishing policies related to membership, program, and services.

City College Trustees serve four-year terms with no limit on the number of terms served.

*Contest appears on the ballot because there was a vacancy, which was filled by appointment until voters elect someone to serve the remainder of the current term.