2008 November Endorsements

Please find all our endorsements below. State and Federal endorsements are made by the California League of Conservation Voters. More info can be found on their website at www.ecovote.org/endorse LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL CANDIDATES:

President: Barack Obama

Congress 8: Nancy Pelosi

Congress 12: Jackie Speier

State Senate: Mark Leno

Assembly 12: Fiona Ma

Assembly 13: Tom Ammiano

Supervisor District 1: Eric Mar

Supervisor District 3: (ranked choices) 1) David Chiu 2) Tony Gantner

Supervisor District 5: Ross Mirkarimi

Supervisor District 7: No Endorsement

Supervisor District 9: (ranked choices) 1) Sanchez 2) Campos 3) Valtin

Supervisor District 11: John Avalos

BART: Tom Radulovich

Board of Education: Sandra Fewer Bobbie Lopez Jill Wynns Norman Yee

Community College Board: Mary Hernandez Chris Jackson Milton Marks Bruce Wolfe

Superior Court Judge: Sandoval


State Propositions:

Yes on Proposition 1A: Improve air quality and public transportation through High Speed Rail No on Proposition 7: Protect small solar producers and encourage solar energy production No on Proposition 10: Protect the environment and taxpayers — and stop the alternative energy scam No on Proposition 11: Stop the flawed redistricting plan

San Francisco Measures:

YES on Prop A - San Francisco General Hospital Earthquake Safety Bonds

YES on Prop B - Establishing Affordable Housing Fund

NO on Prop C - City employees on Commissions and Boards

YES on Prop D - Financing Pier 70 Waterfront District Development Plan

YES on Prop E - Raise # of signatures required for a recall

YES on Prop F - Holding All Scheduled City Elections Only in Even-Numbered Years

Prop G - No Position

YES on Prop H - Setting Clean Energy Deadlines; Studying Options for Providing Energy; Changing Revenue Bond Authority to Pay for Public Utility Facilities

NO on Prop I - Creating the Office of an Independent Rate Payer Advocate

YES on Prop J - Creating a Historic Preservation Commission

Prop K - No Position Prop L - No Position Prop M - No Position

YES on Prop N - Changing Real Property Transfer Tax Rates

YES on Prop O - Replacing the Emergency Response Fee with an Access Line Tax and Revising the Telephone Users Tax

NO on Prop P - Changing the Composition of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority Board

YES on Prop Q - Modifying the Payroll Expense Tax

NO on Prop R - Renaming the Oceanside Water Treatment Plant

NO on Prop S - ID funding sources for budget set asides

Prop T - No Position Prop U - No Position Prop V - No Position

SFLCV Endorsements Process Update for Candidates

If you are a candidate for office in San Francisco's November 2008 you should have received a questionnaire a few weeks ago. The deadline for returning your completed questionnaire is THIS MONDAY, September 15th at 5 PM. If you did no receive a questionnaire please call Adrian Cotter at 415 336 5073. Also all questionnaires are available in the right hand column on this page.

Please email completed questionnaires to these 3 email addresses: drainage AT gmail DOT com deep AT sflcv DOT org michelle AT sflcv DOT org (replace "AT" with "@" and "DOT" with ".")

Endorsements: June 3rd, 2008

Ballot Measures

Yes on E - Requiring Board of Supervisors' Approval of Mayor's Appointments to the PUC Yes on F - Affordable Housing in Candlestick/Hunters Point development. No on G - Mixed-Use Development Project for Candlestick Point And Hunters Point Shipyard

We are not endorsing on A, B, C, D or H.


Green Party County Council

Razzu Engen

Democratic Party County Central Committee

12 A.D.

  • Michael Bornstein
  • Doug Chan
  • Emily Drennen
  • Eric Mar
  • Jake McGoldrick
  • Trevor McNeil
  • Jane Morrison
  • Melanie Nutter
  • Connie O'Connor
  • Matt Tuchow

13 A.D.

  • Bill Barnes
  • David Campos
  • David Chiu
  • Chris Daly
  • Michael Goldstein
  • Robert Haaland
  • Joe Julian
  • Leslie Katz
  • Rafael Mandelman
  • Aaron Peskin
  • Holli Thier
  • Debra Walker

Republican Party County Central Committee

We did not endorse any republicans for the county central committee. But we would like to thank Gene Dermody for submitting a questionnaire.


If you have any questions about our endorsements, please email adrian at sflcv.org

November 2006 Endorsements

If you are interested in finding out how our endorsements work, or wish to bring an issue or a candidate to the board, please contact michelle -at- sflcv.org

2006 November Elections

Local Measures

  • YES on Prop A - School Bond and Tax Rate
  • YES on Prop E - Parking Tax Ordinance
    This ordinance places a 10% surcharge on the city's parking tax, and closes a loophole that exempts valet parking from the tax. Funds raised through Prop E (an approximate $26 million) will end up going to Muni and other city services. It provides another reason why people should get out of their cars and choose to walk, bike or take public transit. Prop E will save us pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • YES on Prop H - Relocation Assistance for No Fault Tenant Removal
  • YES on Prop J - Impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney - Declaration of Policy
    We know that this statement of policy doesn't mean much really, and it is perhaps even a little silly -- but here it is, George Bush and Dick Cheney are the worst thing that has happened to the environment since the invention of the gas powered automobile. From appointing industry and political hacks, to Orwellian language control (healthy forests for log cutting, clear skies for more coal pollution), for the squelching of science. An impeachment would be a good thing, however improbable.

Supervisor Questionnaire

  1. What are the top 3 environmental issues facing San Francisco?
  2. What can the city do to improve San Francisco’s natural and urban environment?
  3. How do you think we should balance the recreational uses with protecting San Francisco’s natural areas and green spaces? What can the city due to better provide natural habitats, parks, and more trees?
  4. What qualifications would you consider to be most important in Planning Commission appointees?
  5. What measures would you take to encourage San Franciscans to get out of their cars?
  6. Do you feel that environmental racism is an issue in San Francisco? How do you suggest we address this issue?
  7. What, if anything, would you do to change the way the City manages its wastewater and runoff?
  8. What are some concrete steps you will implement as a Supervisor to help our city do its share to combat global warming?
  9. Are you going to participate in the City's voluntary public financing program? If not, why not and will you comply with the City's voluntary spending limits?
  10. Why should SFLCV endorse you?

City College Questionnaire

  1. What are your qualifications to be a Community College Board member?
  2. How would you increase public transit use by CCSF students and employees?
  3. Do you support green building standards for new and renovated buildings at CCSF? If so, what should be included in these standards?
  4. What should CCSF do to improve its environmental practices?
  5. What is your opinion of facilities planning at CCSF?
  6. What is your opinion of CCSF's role in neighborhood planning around its campuses?
  7. Why should SFLCV endorse you?

Board of Education Questionnaire

  1. What are your qualifications for Board of Education
  2. How should the school district improve its coordination with Muni and BART, in order to provide better access to schools for students and employees?
  3. What should the school district do to improve bicycle and pedestrian access to its schools?
  4. Do you support green building standards for new and renovated school district buildings? If so, what should be included in these standards?
  5. What should the School District do to improve its environmental practices?
  6. What is your opinion of the School District's current environmental education curriculum? How can it be improved?
  7. Should the School District increase the amount of trees, landscaping, and grass play fields at City schools? If so, how should these improvements be paid for?
  8. Why should SFLCV endorse you?

June 2006 Endorsements

Proposition A

No. Proposition A allocates $10 million more from the City's General Fund for the next 3 years to violence prevention and intervention services. We are opposed to this on good government grounds. While we are not opposed to any of these services in general, this seems a poor way to legislate.

Proposition C

Yes. Proposition C changes the appointment process of the Transbay Joint Powers Authority -- giving the Board of Supervisors 2 appointments.  The TJPA is responsible for the designing, building and operating of the Transbay terminal in San Francisco. This proposition continues a process of giving some powers of appointment to the Board of Supervisors.

No Position

We have not taken a position on Prop B or D.

For California State Initiatives and Candidates, please see the California League of Conservation Voters.

Central Committees

DCCC - 12th AD

  • Susan Hall
  • Trevor McNeil
  • Jane Morrison
  • Melanie Nutter
  • Connie O'Conner
  • Roy Recio
  • Jason Wong

DCCC - 13th AD

  • David Campos
  • Gerry Crowley
  • Rick Galbreath
  • Michael Goldstein
  • Robert Haaland
  • Rafael Mendelman
  • Laura Spanjian
  • Holli Thier
  • Jordanna Thigpen
  • Scott Wiener

Green Party

  • John-Marc Chandonia
  • Susan King
  • Kim Knox
  • Nancy Lewis
  • Sue Vaughan
  • Patrick Villano