Candidates

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To run for office in San Francisco, you must file for candidacy with the Department of Elections. If you wish to run for federal or state office, visit the website of the California Secretary of State for information.

All candidates must complete the nomination process by the legal filing deadline established by law. The Department strongly encourages you to file all required forms in advance of the legal deadline. Filing early allows candidates ample time to satisfy requirements and correct any errors or omissions with your nomination documents. The Department cannot make exceptions to the filing deadline, under any circumstance.

The Department of Elections is happy to assist with your candidate filing needs. To schedule an appointment, call us or use our appointment form.

November 3, 2020, Consolidated General Election

Qualification Status: Candidates are listed as “pending” until they have completed, and filed, all nomination documents and have paid the filing fee, if applicable. Once these documents are filed and the filing fee has been paid, the qualification status is changed to “qualified”. Candidate lists become final after the nomination deadline for each office.

November 3, 2020, Consolidated General Election

For the November 3, 2020 General Election, candidate lists become final after the nomination deadline for each office, August 7, 2020.

Board of Supervisors, District 1
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intention/Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Chan, Connie
(415) 545-8706
1/17/2020 5/15/2020 6/8/2020
D'Silva, Sherman R.
1916 Clement St, 94121
415-269-1889
srdsilva@hotmail.com
www.dsilva2020.com
2/7/2020 5/15/2020 6/4/2020
Shinzato, Veronica
5345 Geary Blvd, 94121
2/10/2020 5/18/2020 6/8/2020
Inocencio, Amanda
(No contact information provided)
3/3/2020 6/3/2020 6/8/2020
Philhour, Marjan
5654 Geary Blvd, 210458, 94121
415-889-2735
3/18/2020 5/15/2020 6/8/2020
Lee, David E.
(415) 322-9242
davidleesf20@gmail.com
www.votedavidlee2020.com
5/22/2020 5/22/2020 6/8/2020
Majalya, Andrew
415-373-7565
6/5/2020 6/5/2020 6/15/2020
Board of Supervisors, District 3
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intention/Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Peskin, Aaron
(No contact information provided)
2/11/2019 5/27/2020 6/5/2020
Simonsen, Spencer
(415) 570-8698
Spencer@VoteSimonsen.com
www.VoteSimonsen.com
7/20/2019 5/15/2020 6/3/2020
Sauter, Danny
(415) 562-6441
danny@dannyd3.com
https://www.dannyd3.com/
1/28/2020 6/3/2020 6/8/2020
Schwartz, Stephen (Lulu)
(No contact information provided)
5/18/2020 5/18/2020 6/9/2020
Board of Supervisors, District 5
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intention/Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Preston, Dean
(415) 741-3828
votedean2020@gmail.com
7/6/2018 5/20/2020 6/5/2020
Landry, Daniel
415-902-1009
daniellandry4supervisord5@gmail.com
www.daniellandry2020.com
12/10/2019 5/15/2020 5/20/2020
O'Meara, Nomvula
415-604-7749
fabulistmagic@yahoo.com
votenomvula.nationbuilder.com
5/11/2020 5/15/2020 6/9/2020
Brown, Vallie
5/29/2020 5/29/2020 6/8/2020
Board of Supervisors, District 7
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intention/Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Engardio, Joel
1559B Sloat Blvd, Ste 250, 94132
info@engardio.com
www.engardio.com
8/20/2019 5/15/2020 5/22/2020
Matranga, Ben
58 West Portal Ave, #359, 94127
415-484-5870
info@benmatranga.com
www.benmatranga.com
1/2/2020 5/15/2020 6/9/2020
Melgar, Myrna
312 Clay Street, 94607
415-615-0311
myrna@myrnamelgar.com
www.myrnamelgar.com
1/31/2020 5/15/2020 6/9/2020
Martin-Pinto, Stephen W.
PO Box 27474, 94127-0474
1/6/2020 5/15/2020 5/29/2020
Nguyen, Vilaska
(650) 773-9996
2/13/2020 5/18/2020 6/8/2020
Murase, Emily
P.O. Box 320218, 94132-0218
info@emilymurase.com 
www.emilymurase.com
3/16/2020 5/15/2020 6/8/2020
Piper, Ken
(415) 725-7594
5/1/2020 5/22/2020 6/9/2020
Board of Supervisors, District 9
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intention/Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Ronen, Hillary
(No contact information provided)
3/12/2020 5/26/2020 6/5/2020
Board of Supervisors, District 11
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intention/Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Safai, Ahsha
(No contact information provided)
2/11/2019 5/28/2020 6/8/2020
Avalos, John
638 Paris St, 94112
415-359-8367
johnavalos2020@gmail.com
11/12/2019 5/15/2020 6/5/2020
Colussi, Marcelo
(No contact information provided)
4/8/2020 5/15/2020 6/9/2020
Board of Education (4 seats)
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intention/Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Fisher, Alida
alidafisher@gmail.com
www.alidafisher.com
11/12/2019 8/3/2020 8/7/2020
Kangas, Paul
415-368-8581
dr8kangas@gmail.com
T.me/paul8kangas
2/3/2020 7/15/2020 8/7/2020
Lam, Jenny
456 Montgomery, Ste 1350, 94104
2/27/2020 7/17/2020 8/4/2020
Alexander, Matt
415-347-9268
5/15/2020 7/15/2020 8/4/2020
Parker, Michelle
3015 Balboa St, 94121
415-634-7218
5/18/2020 7/31/2020 8/11/2020
Boggess, Kevine
415-275-0367
6/1/2020 7/14/2020 8/7/2020
Sanchez, Mark
2762 1/2 22nd St, 94110
415-940-3169
6/2/2020 7/17/2020 8/6/2020
Alston, Andrew Douglas
3301 Clay St, 94118
(970) 497-9881
alston4sfschools.org
7/13/2020 7/13/2020 8/5/2020
Lawrence, Genevieve
1529 Golden Gate Ave, 94115
925-360-0755
7/28/2020 7/28/2020 8/6/2020
Rothman, Nick
1638 39th Ave, 94122
415-420-9000
8/4/2020 8/4/2020 8/7/2020
Community College Board (4 seats)
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intention/Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Wong, Alan
1/15/2020 7/27/2020 8/4/2020
Martinez, Anita
(415) 810-2231
anitamartinez4board@gmail.com
1/15/2020 7/23/2020 8/4/2020
Chisti, Aliya
415-347-1318
aliyachistisf@gmail.com
www.aliyachisti.org
5/4/2020 7/14/2020 8/7/2020
Temprano, Tom
info@tomtemprano.com
www.tomtemprano.com
5/7/2020 7/24/2020 8/6/2020
Williams, Shanell
williams.shanell@gmail.com
5/11/2020 7/28/2020 8/6/2020
Zou, Han 6/4/2020 7/22/2020 8/7/2020
Hurabiell, Marie
votemarie2020@gmail.com
www.VoteMarie2020.com
6/5/2020 7/13/2020 8/7/2020
Teeter, Geramye 6/24/2020 7/15/2020 8/7/2020
Olivieri, Victor 7/22/2020 7/22/2020 7/23/2020
Quick, Jeanette 7/28/2020 7/28/2020 7/31/2020
Ashe, Dominic
(No contact information provided)
7/31/2020 7/31/2020 8/6/2020
BART Board, District 7
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intention/Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Simon, Lateefah
(No information provided)
N/A N/A 8/7/2020
Kidd, Sharon
(No information provided)
N/A N/A 8/7/2020
BART Board, District 9
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intention/Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Dufty, Bevan
(No contact information provided)
7/1/2019 7/16/2020 8/6/2020
Petrelis, Michael
415-621-6267
MPetrelis(at)AOL(dot)com
https://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Petrelis/100012046629752
10/15/2019 7/20/2020 8/6/2020
Mortiere, Patrick 6/24/2020 7/14/2020 7/28/2020
Young, David Wei Wen
584 Castro St, #2135, 94114
8/3/2020 8/3/2020 8/7/2020
US Representative, District 12
Candidate Name & Contact Information Party Affiliation Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Pelosi, Nancy
Aguilar@pelosiforcongress.com
Democratic Party N/A 3/31/2020
Buttar, Shahid
415-761-3475
1769 15th St, 94103
info@shahidforchange.us
www.shahidforchange.us
Democratic Party N/A 3/31/2020
US Representative, District 14
Candidate Name & Contact Information Party Affiliation Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Speier, Jackie
(No contact information provided)
Democratic Party N/A 3/31/2020
Patel, Ran S.
(No contact information provided)
Republican Party N/A 3/31/2020
State Senate, District 11
Candidate Name & Contact Information Party Affiliation Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Wiener, Scott
500 Sansome St, Ste 300, 94111
info@scottwiener.com
www.scottwiener.com
Democratic Party N/A 3/31/2020
Fielder, Jackie
(415) 310-3398
contact@jackieforsenate.com
www.JackieForSenate.com
Democratic Party N/A 3/31/2020
State Assembly, District 17
Candidate Name & Contact Information Party Affiliation Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Chiu, David
info@votedavidchiu.com
www.votedavidchiu.com
Democratic Party N/A 3/31/2020
Starchild
(No contact information provided)
Libertarian Party N/A 3/31/2020
State Assembly, District 19
Candidate Name & Contact Information Party Affiliation Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Ting, Phil
(No contact information provided)
Democratic Party N/A 3/31/2020
John P. McDonnell
(No contact information provided)
Republican Party N/A 3/31/2020
Write-In Candidates
Office Candidate Name Nomination Documents Issued Qualified Date
 Board of Supervisors, District 11  Zeng, Jason  9/14/2020  9/21/2020

Calendar for Candidates

The candidacy process must be completed during the nomination period. Filing deadlines are set by law and cannot be extended under any circumstance. To learn more about what activities must occur during specified periods, consult the calendar. Use the drop-down menu to filter the list for activities related to a specific office.

Resources for Candidates

 

Candidate Guides

The San Francisco Department of Elections has prepared a guide to assist candidates for local elective offices. This guide is intended to answer common questions about the nomination process and is not intended to be all-inclusive. Candidates and campaign staff should not rely solely on this guide, but should consult applicable laws and ordinances to ensure they meet all legal requirements for nomination. After consulting the guide, if you have additional questions, contact our office.
Candidate Recall Guide (PDF) November 3, 2020, Board of Supervisors Candidate Guide (PDF) November 3, 2020, All Other Candidates Guide (PDF)

 

Other Resources

   
Application for Voter Registration Information (PDF)
California Elections Code allows certain voter registration information to be made available to persons or groups for election, scholarly, journalistic, political, or governmental purposes as determined by the California Secretary of State. For information about requesting this file, see the Application for Voter Registration Information.
 

Workshops and Presentations


The Department of Elections presents a series of candidate workshops designed to provide an overview of the process for running for Office of Board of Supervisors, Board of Education, and Community College Board in San Francisco. Workshops are hosted by elections personnel and are designed to assist candidates and campaign representatives in preparing for campaign season.

As new events and presentations are scheduled, more information will be made available on this page. To learn more about candidate workshops and presentations, call the Department or use our appointment form.

 

Workshops

Event Date Description
Intro to Ballot Arguments
Workshop,

Department of Elections, Room 48
To be determined
 
Workshop to walk submitters and authors through the Ballot Argument submittal process.


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