D11 Executive Board Recommendations
for the November 8, 2022 ballot
On August 27, 2022, the Executive Board invited all the candidates and representatives of both sides of the measures & propositions. It was a long day, but here are our recommendations going into the general endorsement meeting scheduled for September 10, 2022.
San Francisco Local Candidates:
Board of Education (Three 4-year term seats)
- Alida Fisher
- Gabriela Lopez
- No Recommendation for Third Candidate
We are truly excited and honored to recommend Alida Fisher and Gabriela Lopez. We truly believe that with their experience and commitment to student success, they will make great Commissioners for the SFUSD Board of Education. In terms of Alida, there is no one else running that has the unique experience of advocating for disabled students.
Our Board did not come to a consensus on the Third Candidate, resulting in a No Recommendation. Lainie Motamedi and Karen Fleshman both came close to earning our recommendation for the third spot. Therefore, both of them have been invited back to speak to the membership on September 10. We look forward to hearing more about their positions at that time.
Community College Board (Three 4-year term seats)
- Brigitte Davila
- John Rizzo
- William Walker
The District 11 Democratic board believes there are many qualified candidates with different life experiences running for this race. Brigitte Davila (D-11 resident) and John Rizzo have made strong contributions to CCSF for many years through their leadership and tough decisions. They want to start work on building their infrastructure William Walker’s (D-11 resident) experience as a student commissioner 12 years ago, his understanding of policy, and innovative ideas informed our PAC.
Community College Board (One 2-year term seat)
- Murrell Green
Murrell Green has the educational background and experience as a Dean at West Valley College in Santa Clara County that brings great leadership to CCSF. A lifelong San Franciscan, he was appointed by Mayor Breed to the rest of departing Trustee Temprano's remaining term. We look forward to his continued service on the CCSF Board of Trustees.
- Joaquin Torres
This recommendation was unanimous after our November 21 endorsement of Joaquin in the special election. "Joaquin Torres is the only candidate in the race but, fortunately, he is one we can highly recommend. Mr. Torres was appointed to the office of Assessor-Recorder when Carmen Chu was appointed to the Chief Administrator position. Joaquin was a D11 resident for a few years and many of the members of the S.F. D11 Democratic Club have had a chance to meet him at one time or another. Torres served as the Director of the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development since 2018. He was involved in citywide efforts to mitigate the economic hardships on businesses and workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. He is truly committed to social justice and equity for all San Franciscans.
- No Recommendation
Our Board did not reach a consensus, resulting in a No Recommendation. We have invited the top contenders for our endorsement, Brooke Jenkins and John Hamasaki to our meeting on the 10th so that we can learn more about them. Their campaign websites are linked for more information
- No Recommendation
Our Board did not reach a consensus, resulting in a No Recommendation. We have invited both Mano Raju and Rebecca Young to our meeting on the 10th so that we can learn more about them. Their campaign websites are linked for more information
U.S. Congressional Seat 11
- Nancy Pelosi
U.S. Congressional Seat 15
- No Recommendation
State Assembly - District 17
- Matt Haney
No other Democrat opposes Assemblymember Matt Haney. We have invited him to our November meeting to hear more about the work he has done during his six months in the Assembly.
State Assembly - District 19
- Phil Ting
No other Democrat opposes Assemblymember Phil Ting. We are familiar with his work on behalf of the west side of S.F. and District 11. We especially applaud his unwavering commitment to education and the leadership roles he has taken on during his tenure in the state legislature. We have invited him to our November meeting to hear more about his work.
Board of Equalization, District 2
- Sally Lieber
No other Democrat opposes Assemblymember Sally Lieber. We do appreciate her commitment to transparency in an office that often has little to none. Second, she is not taking any corporate donations.
BART Board, District 8
- Janice Li
No other Democrat opposes Assemblymember Janice Li. We are impressed by all the amazing work Janice Li has done at BART and we proudly recommend their endorsement to the club.
San Francisco Local Measures
KEY: A YES recommendation is in bolded blue; an "nr" in black lowercase is no recommendation reached by the Board, and a bold black NO means the Board recommends a NO vote on the measure
City & County Measure
Short Title of Measure
|YES||MEASURE A||Retiree Cost of Living Adjustment|
|nr||MEASURE B||Public Works Department and Commission, Sanitation and Streets Department Commission|
|YES||MEASURE C||Creation of Homelessness Oversight Commission|
|NO||MEASURE D||Affordable Housing, Mayor Breed/YIMBY proposal|
|YES||MEASURE E||Affordable Housing, Supervisor Chan's proposal (Homes for Families and Workers)|
|YES||MEASURE F||Library Preservation Fund|
|YES||MEASURE G||Student Success Fund (ERAF Funding to SFUSD)|
|YES||MEASURE H||Moving City Elections to Even Years|
|YES||MEASURE I||Vehicles on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park and the Great Highway|
|NO||MEASURE J||Recreational Use of JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park|
|nr||MEASURE K||Gross Receipts Tax|
|YES||MEASURE L||Sales Tax for Transportation Authority|
|YES||MEASURE M||Empty Homes Tax|
|YES||MEASURE N||Golden Gate Park Underground Parking Facility; Golden Gate Park Concourse Authority|
|YES||MEASURE O||Parcel Tax for City College|
Click for Statewide Recommendations
California State Ballot -
Governor: Gavin Newsom
Lieutenant Governor: Eleni Kounalakis
Treasurer: Fiona Ma
Controller: Malia Cohen
Attorney General: Rob Bonta
Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara
Superintendent of Education: Tony Thurmond
State Propositions -
Proposition 1 -
Proposition 26 -
Proposition 27 -
Proposition 28 -
Proposition 30 -
Proposition 31 -