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It’s Election Day. Vote. Here’s who’s endorsing whom



By Tim Redmond

NOVEMBER 4, 2014 – Please, go and vote.

If you haven’t already cast your ballot, take a few minutes, find your local precinct, and fill out the ballot. The entire ballot. There is so much that matters in San Francisco (and Oakland and Berkeley and Richmond….) and since nobody cares who is running for governor, the turnout is supposed to be very low.

Some off these races are way too close. The Campos-Chiu race will come down to turnout. If everyone who is reading this votes, it will make a difference.

We don’t do endorsements at 48hills, but here’s some useful information about the election. I’m linking to various different slates, some of which I personally agree with and some of which I don’t, but you’re smart enough to sort out who is endorsing whom and why in what we generally call the progressive community.

We will be following the election as it develops tonight. Check in or follow us on Twitter as we watch the results roll in and I try to be the first to tell you what the numbers mean.

I will be on KPFA tonight (at various points) and tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7:05am on the morning show. And we’ll have detailed analysis over the next couple of days.

Here’s some places to go to get info.:

SF Department of Elections. Find your polling place, download the Ballot Handbook, and check the results in real time as they are processed tonight.

League of Women Voters: Nonpartisan information on the local election.

SF Bay Guardian Clean Slate: The old site is down, but you can get the slate here.

Harvey Milk Club: I have teenage kids so don’t talk to me about No on E – but here’s the progressive club slate.

The League of Pissed Off Voters. Not entirely in agreement with the Bay Guardian.

The Sierra Club. Enviro recommendations for the entire Bay Area.

Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council. Just props, no candidates

San Francisco Tomorrow. The venerable urban environmental group.

San Francisco Tenants Union. The renter vote.

AFT Local 2121. The people who teach at City College.

United Educators of San Francisco. The people who teach at SFUSD

SEIU Local 1021. Public employee union suggestions for around the Bay

Read all of those and you should have a good sense of who in the broader progressive community is supporting which candidates and propositions. Agree, disagree, read the ballot handbook, make your decisions … but vote. Don’t wake up Wednesday morning and realize that something or someone you cared about lost by a handful of votes, yours among them.

Tim Redmond
Tim Redmond has been a political and investigative reporter in San Francisco for more than 30 years. He spent much of that time as executive editor of the Bay Guardian. He is the founder of 48hills.


  1. Hello,

    I think it’s important enough to repeat: this would have been much more useful about a month before election day.

    Thank you for compiling this information. It wouldn’t bother me a bit if endorsements from Greens, Libertarians, and Republicans were added. I know who i vote with and who i vote against.

  2. Glad to hear the CSFN subcommittee recommended approval of Prop G, but disappointed the general membership didn’t ratify. More tenants need to get involved with CSFN to help put some faces to the thousands of city residents at risk of eviction by the actions of property speculators (often out-of-towners) more interested in quick profits than the well-being of SF’s most vulnerable residents, its tenants.

    Next year’s mayor’s race and the effort to seriously amend Chiu’s legislation – “Let’s Make Every Residential Building in the City a Hotel” – both start tomorrow. It’s a perfect time for disparate groups like CSFN and various progressive factions to work together toward some common goals.

  3. Well, he also omitted the SF Libertarian Party.

    But you have to stop somewhere when it comes to the fringe parties.

  4. On a motion to support the CSFN Gov’t & Elections Cmte’s recommendation to the CSFN General Assembly that it support Prop G, the vote failed to reach the threshold needed to carry it.

    Therefore, CSFN has no position on Prop G.

  5. Judy, I’m not clear why CSFN would have an opinion on Prop G. You certainly did not cite one in your list.

    Or, since most members of the individual NA’s are property owners, why CSFN the support G.

  6. Several times and on several issues during the past 9 years CSFN has formed alliances with other groups and worked with them.
    The SF Greens and CSFN have proven to be congenial and effective partners.

    CSFN has also worked with many individuals on various matters: Aaron and to a lesser extent Calvin.
    Dianne, however, would be a new partner.

    You’re right: the short-term rental industry lege would be a terrific issue to work on all together.

    Thanks for your vote of confidence!

  7. If progressives are voting NO on A and B, then they cannot win, as every conservative I know is voting NO on those as well.

    So, thanks, guys.

  8. Hope you win on Prop A Judith. It’s nice to see your group and the SF Green Party working together on this too. There’s more potential commonality between the two groups that some might think. Next year’s ballot measure revamp of Chui’s Airbnb legislation would be a great next start. How about this coalition: CSFN, SFGP, Welch, Peskin and DiFi as the face of the campaign. It couldn’t lose! Mayor Lee would lose so bad he’d probably lose the mayor’s seat too. Although it appears Willie Brown has signaled Lee to step down in favor of Mark Leno carrying the water for downtown corporates/landlords.

  9. Coalition for San Francisco Neighborhoods

    Prop A NO
    This bond
    – has no oversight,
    – makes no commitment as to how funds will be allocated,
    – doles out funds to special interests,
    – will not restore service cuts,
    – cannot be used to buy buses.
    And with interest it’ll be $1Billion!
    More on why to vote no on A here:

    Prop B NO
    Muni Charter Amendment (set-aside).
    More set-asides means less money for basic services.
    More on why to vote no on B here:

    Prop H YES
    Save Golden Gate Park!
    Protect it for kids today and for future generations.
    More on why to vote yes on H here:

    Prop I NO
    Poison Pill Alert!
    This is a very mean-spirited measure… and possibly illegal.
    It removes your citizens’ right of appeal!
    More on why to vote no on I here:

    Prop L YES
    Send City Hall a message with your vote for Prop L:
    Stop foisting parking meters on residential neighborhoods!
    Stop removing street parking without neighbors’ and
    merchants’ consent!
    More on why to vote yes on L here:

  10. The Bay Guardian’s progressives were bought off by two forums in recent months with the Weener, and sold out their beliefs when they endorsed him. If you’re pissed off, go vote Petrelis!

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