These are the endorsements we've made so far for the November election. We'll interview candidates and make additional endorsements on both propositions and candidates at our August candidate forum and meeting (scheduled for Wed, Aug 27).
Local Props (these don't have ballot letters yet)
YES on keeping Golden Gate Park natural grass, and
NO on the proposal to allow nighttime lighting and fake turf on all parks
NO on the "transportation balance" proposal
YES on the anti-speculation real estate transfer tax
We've already endorsed David Campos for Assembly and Daniel Flores for Judge, and we will interview additional candidates for local office in August. Responses to our questionnaires will be posted here.
NO on 43 - anti-environmental water bond
NO on 44 - rainy day fund, when we should be stimulating the local economy
YES on 45 - limits on health insurance rate increases
NO on 46 - we support raising the malpractice award cap, but strongly oppose random drug testing
YES on 47 - changing some nonviolent felonies to misdemeanors
YES on 49 - statement opposing unlimited corporate bribes
These are the SF Green Party Endorsements for the June 2014 election. We are mailing the postcard below to all our members, so if you can donate to this effort please click the "Donate" link to the left.
Our complete Green Voter Guide is now posted with longer explanations for each endorsement; see below.
- No on A, a $400 million local bond measure that claims to fund fire and police stations, but is not actually required to
- Yes on B, the right to vote on Waterfront development that exceeds the current height limits.
- Congress, D12 - Barry Hermanson (website)
- State Assembly, D17 - David Campos (website)
- Superior Court Judge, Office 20 - Daniel Flores (website)
- Governor - Luis Rodriguez (website)
- Lt Governor - Jena Goodman (announcement)
- Controller - Laura Wells (website)
- Treasurer - Ellen Brown (website)
- Secretary of State - David Curtis (website)
- Yes on 41, a bond measure to fund supportive housing for veterans
- Yes on 42, a requirement for local govenments to follow open meetings and public records laws
Click below to read longer explanations for each of our endorsements:
For those who are members of the community radio station KPFA, the SF Green Party has endorsed the United for Community Radio slate of candidates in the Local Station Board elections.
Your ballot is due in New York by December 11. It will be competing with holiday mail traffic to get there, so please send it now.
The UCR slate includes:
SF Green Party member (and former County Council member) Ramsés Téon Nichols.
East Bay Green Party members Larry Shoup, Samsarah Morgan, and Kate Tanaka.
Our full list of endorsed candidates includes:
Andrea Pritchett - Incumbent board member, community activist, teacher, Copwatch founder
Beth Seligman - JD, vegetarian occupier, permaculturist and writer
David Roach - Founder of Oakland International Film Festival and Mo Betta Foods
David Welsh - Labor organizer, delegate SF Labor Council, Haiti Action Committee, Occupy Oakland occupier
Karen Pickett - Environmental and community activist, writer and editor
Kate Tanaka - Incumbent board member, community activist, Green Party stalwart
Laurence Shoup- Author “Rulers and Rebels” & other books, Green Party stalwart, Longtime community and people’s movement activist
Oriana Saportas - Community & Labor activist, former KPFA Local Election Supervisor
Ramsés Téon Nichols - Organizing Committee Chair of Local SEIU 1021 and member of SF Green Party
Samsarah Morgan - Oakland Green Party, Occupy Oakland Activist, writer on birth health and family
David Landau - Co-host “Weekend News”
Joy Moore - Apprenticeship Program instructor, phone room supervisor
Frank Sterling- Board Operator, Apprenticeship Program instructor
The SF Green Party has endorsed the following candidates and propositions for November 2013. See below for longer explanations.
Don't forget to connect the arrow next to "write-in" as well.
- A: NO - potential raid on retiree health trust fund
- B: NO - wall on the waterfront / more condos for millionaires
- C: NO - (similar to B) wall on the waterfront / more condos for millionaires
- D: YES - statement in favor of cheaper prescription drugs
Other Local Offices:
Voter Guide (detailed explanations):
If you're registered Green in SF, you should have received this card in the mail:
These are our endorsements for November 2012; click on them for longer explanations:
- 30: YES - Jerry Brown Tax Plan
- 31: NO - State Spending Cuts
- 32: NO - Limit Political Contribution from Unions
- 33: NO - Increase Car Insurance Rates
- 34: YES - End Death Penalty
- 35: NO - Misleading Human Trafficking Initiative
- 36: YES - 3 Strikes Reform
- 37: YES - Label GMO Foods
- 38: NO - Munger Tax Plan
- 39: YES - Clean Energy Jobs Act
- 40: YES- Keep Citizen -drawn Districts
- A: YES - Save City College
- B: NO - Bond to Fund Park Privatization
- C - did not reach consensus on supporting or opposing Housing Trust
- D: NO - Fewer Elections
- E: YES - Gross Receipts Tax
- F - did not reach consensus on supporting or opposing Hetch Hetchy Study
- G: YES - Oppose Corporate Personhood
- D1: Eric Mar
- D3: No endorsement
- D5: #1 John Rizzo,
- #2 Julian Davis, Christina Olague (dual #2)
- D7: No endorsement
- D9: David Campos
- D11: John Avalos
School Board: Sandra Fewer, Kim Garcia-Meza, Gladys Soto & Shamann Walton
City College Board: Rafael Mandelman
BART Board, D9: Tom Radulovich
State Assembly, AD17: Tom Ammiano
State Assembly, SD11: Mark Leno
Congress, CD12: No endorsement