The city passed a similar measure in 2018, but an ongoing legal dispute over the simple-majority threshold used threw it into question. Scroll to your county Alameda; Contra Costa; San Francisco; San Mateo; Santa Clara United States Candidates Office Candidate Position President of the United States Joe Biden Yes United States Representative, District 13 Barbara Lee Yes California Measures District Number/Letter Description Position California Proposition 14 Increase Bond Funding for Stem Cell Research … Although Peksin does some things we disagree with,he  has been a leader in fighting for more affordable housing, passing good governance bills, protecting data privacy, and protecting our environment. Would lift the state ban on affirmative action in public university admissions and government contracting and hiring. Us… We are the revolution. After years of working behind the scenes as a legislative staffer Connie has answered the call to represent her community. Aliya Chisti was born and raised in San Francisco and is a graduate of SFUSD. If passed with a simple-majority vote, it would create a seven-member Sheriff’s Department Oversight Board that would make policy recommendations to the sheriff and the Board of Supervisors. November 2020 Endorsements. Jenny Lam. San Francisco Unified Board of Education candidates Robert Coleman (left), Kirsten Strobel (middle), and present board member Jenny Lam (right) seen speaking at the San Francisco … Luxury Property Transfer Tax – This measure will raise the property transfer tax on multi million dollar properties to help fund rent forgiveness and social housing. All candidates and propositions needs at least 60% to receive an endorsement. District 3: ... District 7: Joel Engardio . Her experiences as an educator sparked her interest in understanding how to improve our educational systems to better serve low-income and students of color. Allow 16 and 17 year-olds to vote in local elections. Click “Read more” to learn more about each endorsement decision. Board of Education Candidates. The Board of Education consists of seven elected commissioners. It’s no big surprise that Bernie Sanders won our unanimous endorsement for President. We need another teacher on the College Board. Four of the seven seats on the City College Board of Trustees are up for election, with two incumbents on the ballot. Endorsements for 2020 General Election. One seat on the San Francisco Unified School District school board in California was up for special election on November 5, 2019.The filing deadline for this election was August 9, 2019.. County Board of Education, Area 4 – no endorsement. We must get Trump out of office – he has put us on the path to facism. D9 is facing an unprecedented gentrification, displacement, homelessness, and now COVID-19 crisis. Candidate Guide . The measure needs a two-thirds majority to pass. District 1: Marjan Philhour . President: Since we have a contested Presidential primary, Green voters will decide on our nominee and strategy for the November election. In my campaign for SF Board of Education, I was endorsed by: Community Leaders ... Myrna Melgar, Candidate for D7 Board of Supervisors ... Louie Costa followed Endorsements 2020-10-15 11:18:04 -0700. page follow. Candidates. ... San Francisco County San Mateo County Santa … General Inquiries: SFberniecrats@gmail.com. County Board of Education, Area 1 – Grace Mah. SFUSD Board of Education. Prop 21 will allow rent control to be expanded to buildings over 15 years old. City Hall, Room 48, San Francisco, CA 94102 sfelections.org . She pursued a MA in Education Policy, was nominated for Fulbright Scholarship, and has also served as a legislative aide. A former supervisor of this district, John Avalos, is running to replace current Supervisor Ahsha Safaí and one other candidate in the mix. The following are the Sierra Club's endorsements for Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and San Francisco County voters for the November 3, 2020 election. Matt Alexander. Jenny Lam, the current incumbent, has a lot of experience in education policy, but has indicated in other questionnaires that she was open to meeting with Charter School advocates. Supervisor Ronen is running unopposed for her second term representing District 9. Oakland City Council District 3 – Carroll Fife District 11 covers San Francisco, Daly City, Colma, Broadmoor and part of South San Francisco. They’ll still need funding so let’s make sure we pass this and Measure I! Incumbent Jenny Lam won election in the special general election for San Francisco Unified Board of Education. It’s time for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition annual election of our all-volunteer Board of Directors. Anita Martinez has been an instructor, union leader, and administrator at SF City College for 28 years. He centers his work on the most vulnerable students, ensuring that they are prioritized so they may succeed in a system steeped in racism. Click here to see video interviews from the endorsement process. President Trump and Joe Biden face off amid the worst public health crisis in a century, economic hardship and unrest over racism. If you believe Black Lives Matters you’ll vote NO on Proposition 20. As a son of immigrants from Hong Kong, Alan and his family have all attended SF City College. Ten candidates, including two incumbents, are on … Michelle Parker. Affordable Housing Authorization – will approve 10,000 new units of social housing for San Francisco’s future. Board members are elected at large to serve four year terms. A measure to increase taxes on property sales valued at $10 million or more. All candidates must complete the nomination process by the legal filing deadline established by law. The measure would also create the Sheriff’s Department Office of Inspector General, which would investigate in-custody deaths and complaints. Pelosi still actively blocks Medicare for All and the Green New Deal. A three-county sales tax measure to fund Caltrain. Matt Alexander has been an SFUSD teacher and school principal for 20 years. Mark Sanchez is a longtime educator, serving San Francisco students and families since 1993, as a teacher, principal and commissioner on the SF Board of Education. Restoring the right to vote to people on parole. SFAR's 2020 Board of Supervisor Candidate Endorsements However if this passes there is room to amend the language later on. As a member of the district’s Reopening Task Force, Alida is working to ensure rigorous learning opportunities for all students and prioritizing safety in the planning process for returning our students to their schools. Four of the seven seats on the San Francisco Unified School District board are up for election. Charter schools lobbies have spent millions of dollars across the Bay Area to take over school boards. Commissions for All – Removing Citizenship Requirements for the City’s commissions. The San Francisco Berniecrats had three calls and two meetings to settle on our March 2020 Endorsements. These are the SF Green Party Endorsements for the March 3, 2020 election.. Our complete Green Voter Guide is now posted. The measure would eliminate requirements that prevent people from serving on city bodies unless they’re registered to vote. He helped found Teachers 4 Social Justice, a grassroots non-profit teacher support and development organization that provides opportunities for self-transformation, leadership, and community building to educators. President: Since we have a contested Presidential primary, Green voters will decide on our nominee and strategy for the November election. We operate “democratically”, meaning that everyone has an equal voice in our group. President & Vice President Joe Biden / Kamala Harris. He helped found the nationally-recognized June Jordan School for Equity. As a Black graduate of SFUSD and the father of a child soon to enter the public schools, he is  running for the School Board to protect the classroom, as tough budget decisions are deliberated; his core priority is to make sure our school sites come first, and are fully funded. She is supported by both the faculty and the students at City College. Aliya Chisti. We are a local affiliate of the national Our Revolution organization. Alida is currently the Advocacy Chair and past Chair of SFUSD’s Community Advisory Committee for Special Education as well as an active member of the district’s African American Parent Advisory Committee, LCAP Task Force, Equity Studies Task Force, and Charter School Oversight Committee. Dean Preston won his seat in a special election last November and is now running to serve a full term. It will still take each of us. Exclusive coverage of Bay Area, Sacramento and Washington D.C. politics and election campaigns and voting including the 2020 presidential election and primaries. The Community College Board of Trustees oversees the Chancellor and budget of City College, which is one of the largest community colleges in the country. Read how and why The Chronicle makes endorsements. Alida Fisher. Three candidates are running to replace Supervisor Aaron Peskin, who is on his third term and running for a fourth. Would reassess inherited homes valued at more than $1 million if the late owner's children or grandchildren don't intend to live in them. • San Francisco Voter Information Pamphlet: candidates running for the following offices: o United States House of Representatives. Two commissioners are not seeking reelection, meaning that voters will select at least two new members. She has deep knowledge and experience of the issues facing City College. o BART Director. He promises to  work to ensure that these stakeholders are at the center of decision-making at San Francisco Unified School District, to collectively fight for the kind of schools that they want and deserve. The race for District Seven, which includes Parkmerced, Parkside, Forest Hill and West Portal, is perhaps the most contentious in the city. Created with Sketch. Of the 11 candidates, 10 are actively campaigning for the nonpartisan positions. 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It would amend the City Charter to split off Public Works’ street cleaning, sidewalk maintenance and sanitation duties into a new agency, leaving the remaining department to handle engineering, design, project management and other work tied to San Francisco’s public infrastructure. It undoes years of work done to end mass incarceration. Business Tax Overhaul – will create a more progressive tax system that will unlock millions of dollars in corporate taxes. Click "read more" to see full explanations of the reasons behind our endorsements. Alida Fisher. He would be a strong progressive voice on the College Board. E would do away with the fixed staffing requirement. The 13-person volunteer Board of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition weighed our mission, member input, the unique challenges of our current COVID crisis, our commitment to seeing our organization work towards anti-racist goals, and what that commitment means about our mission as we contemplated our endorsements this year. As a legislative aide to Supervisor Gordon Mar’s office and worked to pass legislation to fund City College in the long term. The San Francisco Republican Party (SFGOP) is the official organization representing San Francisco's Republican voters. Would give 17-year-olds the vote in primary elections if they will turn 18 before the general election. In 2016, residents of San Francisco gave non-citizens the right to vote in school board elections by approving Proposition N, and in July 2018 the San Francisco Department of Elections began issuing voter registration forms for city residents who were not U.S. citizens. San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. o Board of Education. Leave it blank. Would restore voting rights of people on parole who have finished their state or federal prison terms. Alameda County Board of Supervisors – Vinnie Bacon County Board of Education, Area 5 – Anna Song. Tom Chan, AVP systems architect. Our purpose is to create political change based on progressive ideals, and welcome anyone who shares these goals, regardless of party affiliation. Changes to Prop 13 – Will create new rules around Prop 13 and generate additional funds for wildfire prevention, but the measure is really designed to benefit realtors more than anyone. he San Francisco Association of REALTORS® is a professional trade association of more than 4,000 licensed real estate agents in San Francisco and the Northern Peninsula. Jane Kim: My November 2020 Endorsements. If the CEO get’s paid way more than the employees they company gets taxed. Would amend the city of Alameda's general plan to repeal the prohibition against building multifamily housing in Alameda and the citywide density limitation of one housing unit per 2,000 square feet of land. The San Francisco mayor's race probably won't be a nail-biter, as Mayor London Breed faces no serious competition. As a low-level, unpaid, elected position, school board races often take a backseat to other elections.. On top of the Democratic attempt to take back control of the midterms and a governor’s race, San Francisco voters are weighing a slate of three new supervisors and a monumental ballot measure in Proposition C that could prevent and reduce homelessness. Would re-fund the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state’s stem cell agency, by allowing it to issue $5.5 billion in bonds for research, training and facilities construction. Endorsements for November 2020 California State Senator District 11 Jackie Fielder San Francisco Supervisor, District 1 Connie Chan San Francisco Supervisor, District 3 Aaron Peskin San Francisco Supervisor, District 5 Dean Preston San Francisco Supervisor, District 7 #1 Vilaska Nguyen #2 Myrna Melgar San Francisco Supervisor, District 9 Hillary Ronen San Francisco … President & Vice President Joe Biden / Kamala Harris ... San Francisco Board of Supervisors. November 2020 Endorsements. Click "read more" to see full explanations of the reasons behind our endorsements. District 9: No Endorsement . CCSF Board. The San Francisco League of Conservation Voters supports the following candidates and local propositions. Join the San Francisco Berniecrats. A measure that would authorize San Francisco to build or rehabilitate up to 10,000 units of affordable housing. NOVEMBER 3, 2020, ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS . Click here for preliminary election results. English 中文 Español Filipino To run for office in San Francisco, you must file for candidacy with the Department of Elections. San Francisco Berniecrats November 2020 Voter Guide. Aliya is committed to elevating student voices and to ensure that CCSF continues to serve the SF community and remains the people’s college. District One is mostly made of the Richmond District. Our endorsements for 166 races and measures in Tuesday’s election Mercury News and East Bay Times editorial board recommendations for Bay … Schools and Communities First – Help make corporations pay their fair share of property taxes and help raise up to $12 billion in revenue for schools and community services. Would allow local governments to expand rent control to cover newer buildings, single-family homes and apartments vacated by tenants. Currently there are three candidates for Board of Education. For 2020 congressional endorsements (U.S. House and Senate), click here. Voters must now approve low-income housing developments developed or owned by a city or county before they can be built. Joel Engardio Engardio is the president of Stop Crime SF, a neighborhood group that advocates for safety. She grew up in a low-income household and learned early on how education can transform lives. National Candidates. 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