November 6, 2018 Endorsements

The San Francisco League of Pissed Off Voters members voted to endorse the following candidates and props for the November 2018 election. Stay tuned for our full, unabridged Pissed Off Voter Guide with all of our analysis! And you can see the candidates' responses to our questionnaire here.

Local Races

  • Board of Supervisors, District 2: No Endorsement
  • Board of Supervisors, District 4: Gordon Mar
  • Board of Supervisors, District 6: Matt Haney
  • Board of Supervisors, District 8: Rafael Mandelman
  • Board of Supervisors, District 10: #1 Tony Kelly #2 Uzuri Pease-Greene
  • Board of Education: Alison Collins, Gabriela Lopez, Faauuga Moliga
  • Community College Board: Brigitte Davila, John Rizzo, Thea Selby
  • Public Defender: Jeff Adachi
  • Assessor-Recorder: Paul Bellar
  • BART Board, District 8: Janice Li

Local Propositions

  • Prop A: $425M Bond to Rebuild the Seawall: YES
  • Prop B: Privacy First Policy: YES
  • Prop C: Our City Our Home! Tax Large Businesses to Fund Homeless Housing and Services: YES
  • Prop D: Tax on Cannabis and on Non-SF Companies that Sell Stuff Here: YES
  • Prop E: Restore the Hotel Tax Allocation for Arts and Culture: YES

Federal Races

  • U.S. Senator: Kevin de León
  • U.S. Congress, District 12: No Endorsement
  • U.S. Congress, District 14: Jackie Speier

State Races

  • Governor: No Endorsement
  • Lieutenant Governor: Ed Hernandez
  • Secretary of State: Alex Padilla
  • Controller: Betty Yee
  • State Treasurer: Fiona Ma
  • Attorney General: Xavier Becerra
  • Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara
  • State Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond
  • Board of Equalization, District 2: Malia Cohen
  • State Assembly, Districts 17: No Endorsement
  • State Assembly, Districts 19: Phil Ting

State Propositions

  • Prop 1: $4B Bond for Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond: YES
  • Prop 2: Allow Previous Bond Money to Be Used for Homeless Housing: YES
  • Prop 3: $8.9B Bond for Water Projects: YES
  • Prop 4: $1.5B Bond for Children’s Hospitals: YES
  • Prop 5: Expand Prop 13 for Property Owners: NO
  • Prop 6: Eliminate Gas Tax: NO
  • Prop 7: Eliminate Daylight Saving Time: YES
  • Prop 8: Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Charges: YES
  • Prop 9: Stupid Vanity Prop to Divide CA in Thirds: KICKED OFF THE BALLOT!
  • Prop 10: Repeal Costa Hawkins! Allow Expansion of Rent Control! YES
  • Prop 11: Require Private Ambulances to Remain on Call During Work Breaks: NO
  • Prop 12: New Standards for Confinement of Farm Animals: YES

 

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June 5, 2018 Voter Guide

Voting Logistics!

↓ scroll down for the endorsement cheat sheet ↓

Where’s your polling place? Call 311, see SFelections.org, or vote in City Hall.

Key dates:

  • June 2-3: Weekend voting in City Hall! 10am-4pm.
  • June 4: Vote at City Hall, 8am-5pm.
  • June 5: Election Day! Polls open 7am-8pm. If you're in line to vote by 8pm, they gotta let you!

Little Known Voting Facts:

  • 16- and 17-year-olds can (almost) vote! You can pre-register and your registration will automatically be activated when you turn 18!
  • Felons can vote! Even if you've committed a felony, you can vote as long as you’re off parole. Don’t let the Man disenfranchise you!
  • Slackers can vote: Election Day Voter Registration!
    Did you miss the 5/21 deadline to register to vote? For the first time in California, you can still vote - register and vote at City Hall. You can’t use a normal polling place, but if you go to the basement of City Hall you can register and vote there! Go ahead, make history! Do it!

TL;DR:
The League Endorsement Cheat Sheet

Printable 11x17" voter guide (SF plus state)


Mayor

1-2-3 Ranked Choice Vote

#1 Jane Kim
#2 Mark Leno
#3 Amy Farah Weiss

Board of Supervisors

District 8: Rafael Mandelman

State Propositions

Prop 68: $4B Bond for Parks, Drought Protection, Climate Adaption - Yes
Prop 69: Require Diesel Tax to Be Spent on Transportation Stuff - Yes
Prop 70: Give Republicans & Corporate Dems Power on Cap’n’Trade Funds - No
Prop 71: Delay Effective Date of Ballot Measures Until All Ballots Are Counted - Yes
Prop 72: Rainwater Capture Systems Won’t Trigger Property Tax Assessments - Yes

Regional Measures

Regional Measure 3: Raise Bridge Tolls $3 Over 7 Years to Fund Transportation Projects - Yes

Local Propositions

Prop A: Authorize Public Utilities Commission to Issue Clean Energy Bonds - Yes
Prop B: Commissioners with Conflicts Can’t Be Candidates - Yes
Prop C: Commercial Rent Tax for Child Care & Early Education For All - Hell Yes!
Prop D: Divisive Commercial Rent Tax for Too Little Housing - Disappointed No :(
Prop E: Uphold the Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products - Yes
Prop F: Right to Counsel for Tenants Facing Eviction! - Hell Yes!
Prop G: Parcel Tax to Give Teachers a Raise! - Hell Yes!
Prop H: Let Police Use Tasers on Nonviolent People?!? - Hell No!
Prop I: SF Shouldn't Steal Sports Teams from Other Cities - Sure ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

State Offices

Governor: Delaine Eastin
Lieutenant Governor: Gayle McLaughlin
Secretary of State: Alex Padilla
Controller: Betty Yee
Treasurer: Kevin Akin
Attorney General: Dave Jones or Xavier Becerra (Dual Endorsement)
Insurance Commissioner: Nathalie Hrizi
Board of Equalization, District 2: No Endorsement

Federal Offices

U.S. Senator: Kevin de León
Congress, District 12: Shahid Buttar or Ryan Khojasteh (Dual Endorsement)
Congress, District 14: Jackie Speier

State Legislature

State Assembly, Districts 17: No Endorsement
State Assembly, Districts 19: No Endorsement

Judges

Superior Court Judge, Seat 4: Phoenix Streets
Superior Court Judge, Seat 7: Maria Evangelista
Superior Court Judge, Seat 9: Kwixuan Maloof
Superior Court Judge, Seat 11: Niki Solis

School Offices

State Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond

 

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November 8, 2016 Voter Guide

***Click here for a printable 17x11" PDF of our voter guide***

Voting Logistics! Make a plan for how and when you're going to vote!

Polls are open 7am-8pm.

Where’s your polling place? Look it up here, or call 311, or anyone can vote in City Hall. Or if it's 7:50pm and you can't make it to your polling place, find the nearest one and vote provisionally.

Even if you've committed a felony, you can vote as long as you’re off parole. Don’t let the Man disenfranchise you!

TL;DR - the League Endorsement ‘Cheat Sheet’!

National Races *

US Senate: Kamala Harris

US House District 12: Preston Picus

US House District 14: Jackie Speier

California Legislature

State Senate, District 11: Jane Kim

State Assembly, District 17: No endorsement

State Assembly, District 19: No endorsement

Superior Court Judge

Office No. 7Victor Hwang

Board of Education

      Stevon Cook
      Matt Haney
      Mark Sanchez

Community College Board

      Rafael Mandelman
      Tom Temprano
      Shanell Williams

BART Board of Directors

District 7Lateefah Simon

District 9Bevan Dufty

Board of Supervisors

District 1: Sandra Lee Fewer

District 3: Aaron Peskin

District 5: Dean Preston

District 7: Norman Yee

District 9: #1 Hillary Ronen
                   #2 Melissa San Miguel

District 11: #1 Kimberly Alvarenga
                     #2 Francisco Herrera

State Propositions

Prop 51: School Construction & Repair Bond - No Endorsement
Prop 52: Wonky Hospital Medi-Cal Matching Fees - Yes
Prop 53: Require Even More Bonds On the Ballot - No
Prop 54: Publish Bills 72 Hours Before a Vote - Yes
Prop 55: Extension of Income Tax on the 1% - Hell Yes
Prop 56: Tax E-cigs & Bump Up Cigarette Tax - Yes
Prop 57: Progressive Parole Reform - Hell Yes
Prop 58: Allow Multilingual Education in Public Schools - Yes
Prop 59: Citizens United Sucks - Sure ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Prop 60: Moralizing Crusade to Require Condoms in Adult Films - No
Prop 61: Wonky Prescription Drug Pricing Change - No
Prop 62: Repeal the Death Penalty - Hell Yes
Prop 63: Gavin Newsom’s Vanity Gun Control Prop - Ugh, fine
Prop 64: Marijuana Legalization - Hell Yes
Prop 65: Redirect Money from the Disposable Bag Fee - No
Prop 66: Kill Everyone Even Faster with the Death Penalty - AYFKM? No!
Prop 67: Protect the Plastic Bag Ban - Yes

San Francisco Propositions

Prop A: Local School District Bond - Yes
Prop B: Renew the Parcel Tax for City College - Yes
Prop C: Bond to Make Loans to Buy and Fix Affordable Housing - Yes
Prop D: Let’s Elect Our Elected Officials - Hell Yes
Prop E: Make the City Responsible for Street Trees - Yes
Prop F: Vote 16! - Hell Yes
Prop G: Rename the Office of Citizen Complaints - Sure :/
Prop H: Create a Public Advocate - Yes
Prop I: Set Aside Funding for Seniors & People with Disabilities - Yes
Prop J: Set Aside Funding for Homelessness & Transportation - Yes
Prop K: Sales Tax to Cover Prop J’s Set Aside - Yes
Prop L: Shift 3 of 7 MTA Board Appointments from Mayor to the BoS - Yes
Prop M: Create Oversight Commission & Kill Realtor Props P & U - Yes
Prop N: Non-Citizen Voting in School Board Elections - Hell Yes
Prop O: Special Favor for Lennar Corp on Office Development - No
Prop P: Snarl Affordable Housing in Red Tape - Hell No
Prop Q: Demonize Homelessness for Political Gain - Fuck No
Prop R: Micromanage the Police Department - No
Prop S: Reallocate Hotel Tax to Arts and Homeless Family Services - Yes
Prop T: Restrict Campaign Contributions from Lobbyists - Yes
Prop U: Eliminate Affordable Housing - Hell No
Prop V: One Cent an Ounce Soda Tax - Yes
Prop W: Luxury Property Transfer Tax - Hell Yes
Prop X: Preserve Industrial and Arts Spaces - Yes

Regional Proposition

Prop RR: $3.5 Billion Bond to Repair & Upgrade BART - Yes

 

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June 7, 2016 Voter Guide

 

Thank you, San Francisco! Thanks to everyone who donated to help us print the voter guides, thanks to everyone who helped pass them out, thanks to all you who shared the voter guide...thanks for all of the love! We're already getting excited to do it again for the November election. We'll be back with our take on the June election soon.

Pissed Off Voter Guide
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National Races
US President - Bernie Sanders
US Congress D12 - Preston Picus
US Congress D14 - Jackie Speier
US Senate - Kamala Harris

State Races
State Senate District 11 - Jane Kim
State Assembly District 17 - No Endorsement
State Assembly District 19 - No Endorsement


Local Races

Superior Court Judge Seat 7 - Victor Hwang

Democratic County Central Committee

DCCC AD 17 (Eastside of town):
Wade Woods
Cindy Wu
Petra DeJesus
Bevan Dufty
David Campos
Jane Kim
Frances Hsieh
Rafael Mandelman
Sophie Maxwell
Alysabeth Alexander
Tom Ammiano
Jon Golinger
Pratima Gupta
Aaron Peskin

DCCC AD19 (Westside of town):
Norman Yee
Leah LaCroix
Sandra Lee Fewer
Brigitte Davila
Hene Kelly
Myrna Melgar
Eric Mar

State Propositions
Proposition 50 - Suspending Sketchy State Legislators without Pay - Yes

Local Propositions
Proposition A - $350 Million Bond for Public Health, Homeless and Firehouse Facilities - Yes
Proposition B - Expand the Set Aside for Rec and Park - No
Proposition C - Fix the Affordable Housing Requirement - Yes
Proposition D - Require Investigations of Officer-Involved Shootings - Yes
Proposition E - Update Paid Sick Leave - Yes
Proposition AA - Parcel Tax to Save the Bay and Wetlands - Yes

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November 3, 2015 Voter Guide

Local Offices

Mayor: 1-2-3, Anyone But Ed Lee!
    1) Francisco Herrera
    2) Stuart Schuffman
    3) Amy Farah Weiss
District Attorney: No endorsement
City Attorney: Dennis Herrera
Sheriff: Ross Mirkarimi
Treasurer: Jose Cisneros
Board of Supervisors District 3: Aaron Peskin
Community College Board: Tom Temprano

Frisco Propositions

PROP A: Borrow $310M For Affordable Housing - Yes
PROP B: Minor Fix of Parental Leave for City Employees - Yes
PROP C: Track Spending by Expenditure Lobbyists - Yes
PROP D: Mission Rock Development - Yes
PROP E: Over-the-top Requirements for Gov’t Meetings - No
PROP F: Enforceable Regulations on AirBnB-Type Rentals - Yes
PROP G: PG&E’s Dirty Energy Power Grab - No
PROP H: Honest Clean Energy Labelling for CleanPowerSF - Yes
PROP I: Pause New Luxury Housing in the Mission - Yes
PROP J: Help Preserve Legacy Businesses - Yes
PROP K: Use Surplus City Property for Affordable Housing - Yes

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