Candidates

Candidate shaking hands with the public

 

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 6, 2018, 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. 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 6, 2018 Election

For the November 6, 2018 election, candidate lists become final after the nomination deadline for each office:

  • Board of Supervisors – June 12, 2018
  • All other offices – August 10, 2018
Board of Supervisors, District 2
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Hudak, Schuyler
415-992-1644
schuyler@schuylerSF.com
6/12/2018 Qualified
Josefowitz, Nick
415-801-3812
nickj@nickjosefowitz.com
www.nickjosefowitz.com
6/12/2018 Qualified
Stefani, Catherine
2269 Chestnut Street, #603, 94123
415-723-2417
6/12/2018 Qualified
Dennis, John
1592 Union St, 94123
415-673-9800
6/12/2018 Qualified
Board of Supervisors, District 4
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Kim, Adam 6/11/2018 Qualified
Murphy, Mike 6/11/2018 Qualified
Ho, Jessica
628-899-6180
415-222-3229
6/12/2018 Qualified
Mar, Gordon
GordonMar.com
info@GordonMar.com
(415) 488-1576)
6/18/2018 Qualified
Tom, Arthur
www.ArthurTom.com
Art@ArthurTom.com
www.facebook.com/ArthurTom4Supervisor
6/18/2018 Qualified
Nguyen, Tuan
tuanforsunset@gmail.com
www.tuanforsunset.com
6/18/2018 Qualified
Bassan, Lou Ann
415.913.8605
bassan4supervisor@gmail.com
www.bassan4supervisor2018.com
6/18/2018 Qualified
McNeil, Trevor
1554 28th Ave, 94122
415-598-8973
6/18/2018 Qualified
Board of Supervisors, District 6
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Trauss, Sonja
1260 Mission St, 94103
www.sonja2018.org
hello@sonja2018.org
6/1/2018 Qualified
Haney, Matt 6/12/2018 Qualified
Johnson, Christine
christineford6supervisor@gmail.com
www.christineforsupervisor.com
6/12/2018 Qualified
Board of Supervisors, District 8
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Mandelman, Rafael
415-516-7761
rafael@rafaelmandelman.com
6/12/2018 Qualified
Dagesse, Lawrence "Stark" 6/11/2018 Qualified
Board of Supervisors, District 10
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Pease-Greene, Uzuri
102 Dakota St., 94107
415-368-4436
uzurip@yahoo.com
6/12/2018 Qualified
Walton, Shamann
1061 Hollister St., 94124
707-332-3225
Shamannwalton@sbcglobal.net
6/11/2018 Qualified
Chandler, Asale-Haquekyah 6/12/2018 Qualified
Kelly, Tony
250 Connecticut St, #6, 94107
415-283-6607
tonykellysupervisor@gmail.com
www.tonykellysupervisor.com
6/12/2018 Qualified
Ellington, Theodore
415-886-5501
info@theo2018.com
6/12/2018 Qualified
Berry, Gloria
415-509-6012
6/07/2018 Qualified
Board of Education
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Kangas, Paul
15 Boardman Pl, 94103
415-368-8581
dr8kangas@gmail.com
8/14/2018 Qualified
Zhao, Josephine
945 Taraval St. #167, 94116
(650) 238-8382
josephine_zhao@yahoo.com
www.josephinezhao.com
8/14/2018 Qualified
Parker, Michelle
415-260-8572
info@michelleparker.org
www.michelleparker.org
8/9/2018 Qualified
Rawlings-Fein, Martin
2523 46th Ave, 94116
415-845-1157
mrawlings-fein@ses.gtu.edu
7/25/2018 Qualified
Chinchilla, Monica
P.O. Box 411061
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 699-6750
www.monicachinchilla.com
info@monicachinchilla.com
8/15/2018 Qualified
Kim, Phil
415-993-0852
phil@philkim.org
www.philkim.org
10/10/2018 Qualified
Satya, Mia
mia@miasatya.com
8/10/2018 Qualified
Fisher, Alida
alidafisher@gmail.com

www.alidafisher.com
8/10/2018 Qualified
Collins, Alison
1819 Polk Sr, #246, 94109
415-484-8213
alison@alisoncollinssf.com

https://alisoncollinssf.com/
8/13/2018 Qualified
Lopez, Gabriela
415-879-8683
lopez4schools@gmail.com
www.gabrielalopez.org
8/14/2018 Qualified
Leifheit, Lex
lex@lexleifheit.com
www.lexleifheit.com
8/9/2018 Qualified
Moliga, Faauuga
415-559-9181
fmoliga@faauugamoliga.com
www.faauugamoliga.com
8/15/2018 Qualified
Sinasohn, Roger
25 Paloma Ave, 94127
415-587-6084
vote@sinasohn.com
www.sinasohn.com
8/10/2018 Qualified
Krone, Connor 8/8/2018 Qualified
Lenette Thompson
1020 Ulloa St, 94127
415-699-1588
8/9/2018 Qualified
House, Phillip
1300 Evans Ave, 94188
415-260-0392
6/7/2018 Qualified
Trasvina, John D. 8/15/2018 Qualified
Li Miao Lovett 7/16/2018 Qualified
Padilla, Darron 8/8/2018 Qualified
Community College Board
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Olivieri, Victor
219 Geary St, Ste 500, 94102
415-363-0415
victor@victorforsf.com
www.victorforsf.com
8/10/2018 Qualified
Selby, Thea
1 Polk St, 2nd Floor, 94102
415-773-1841
415-773-1122 (fax)
thea@nextstepsmarketing.com
www.theaselby.org
8/9/2018 Qualified
Rizzo, John
1621 Waller St, Apt 2, 94117
415-751-1615
jrizzo@sprintmail.com
8/9/2018 Qualified
Davila, Brigitte
8 Colonial Way, 94112
415-531-9743
8/9/2018 Qualified
Public Defender
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Adachi, Jeff
P.O. Box 77313, 94107
415-905-9100
jeffadachi@gmail.com
www.jeffadachi.com
8/9/2018 Qualified
Assessor-Recorder
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Chu, Carmen 8/6/2018 Qualified
Bellar, Paul
1350 San Bruno Ave
415-830-1858
PLBLLR@gmail.com
www.AccessSF.org
8/10/2018 Qualified
BART Board, District 8
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Lyens, Jonathan
lyensforbart@gmail.com
8/10/2018 Qualified
Walker, William
1728 Ocean Ave, #258, 94112
415-260-2069
williamlewalker@gmail.com
8/14/2018 Qualified
Nutter, Melanie
415-235-4076
8/10/2018 Qualified
Larkin, Brian J.
480 38th Ave, 94121
415-810-7840
8/8/2018 Qualified
Li, Janice
info@janice.li
510-519-7919
www.janice.li
8/10/2018 Qualified
Chao, Eva I. 8/15/2018 Qualified
State Board of Equalization, District 2
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Cohen, Malia
114 Sansome St, Suite 200, 94104
415-769-6285
lia@electmalia.org
www.electmalia.com
7/13/2018 Qualified
Burns, Mark 7/13/2018 Qualified
US Congressional, District 12
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Pelosi, Nancy
Aguilar@pelosiforcongress.com
www.pelosiforcongress.org
7/13/2018 Qualified
Remmer, Lisa
15 Alpine Terrace, 94117
415-723-2576
7/13/2018 Qualified
US Congressional, District 14
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Speier, Jackie 7/13/2018 Qualified
Osmena, Cristina 7/13/2018 Qualified
State Assembly, District 17
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Chiu, David
P.O. Box 358, 94104
info@votedavidchiu.com
www.votedavidchiu.com
7/13/2018 Qualified
Fernandez, Alejandro
contact@alejandroforassembly.com
www.alejandroforassembly.com
7/13/2018 Qualified
State Assembly, District 19
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Ting, Phil
601 Van Ness Ave, #E229, 94102
415-789-6581
info@philting.com
www.PhilTing.com
7/13/2018 Qualified
Bogdon, Keith 7/13/2018 Qualified
 Write-In Candidates
 Board of supervisors, district 10    
 Veavea, Neo  9/10/2018  Pending

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.
November 6, 2018, Board of Supervisors Candidate Guide (PDF) November 6, 2018, Candidate 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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