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.

March 3, 2020, Presidential Primary 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.

March 3, 2020, Presidential Primary Election

For the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election, candidate lists become final after the nomination deadline for each office, December 6, 2019.

Democratic Party, AD-17, County Central Committee (14 seats)
Candidate Name & Contact Information Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Villa-lobos, David 9/27/2019 11/25/2019
Buss, Steven
steven@buss2020.org
www.buss2020.org
11/12/2019 11/25/2019
Maxwell, Sophenia
(No contact information provided)
10/8/2019 12/2/2019
Dufty, Bevan
(No contact information provided)
12/4/2019 12/6/2019
Hsieh, Frances
125 Upper Terrace, 94117
415-665-5417
esthermk@pacbell.net
9/27/2019 12/2/2019
Christensen, Christopher
415-509-2463
P.O. Box 640127, 94164
9/27/2019 10/1/2019
Berry, Gloria
(No contact information provided)
9/27/2019 12/2/2019
Gallotta, Peter
peter@petergallotta.org
www.petergallotta.org
10/11/2019 12/2/2019
Haines, Shaun
(No contact information provided)
10/7/2019 11/6/2019
Kim, Jane
(No contact information provided)
11/25/2019 12/6/2019
Mandelman, Rafael
415-516-7761
rafael@rafaelmandelman.com
www.rafaelmandelman.com
10/9/2019 11/1/2019
Williams, Shanell
(No contact information provided)
10/15/2019 Pending
Del Rosario, Mick
415-574-0352
mick@mickdelrosario.com
www.mickdelrosario.com
10/15/2019 12/6/2019
Fennell, Tyra 10/16/2019 10/31/2019
Chen, Michael
me@mikechensf.com
10/23/2019 12/6/2019
Hunter, Austin
1544 Howard St, 94103
916-990-2433
10/01/2019 12/5/2019
Campos, David 11/08/2019 12/2/2019
Rahimi, Nima
408-693-8620
11/14/2019 Pending
Bracket, Bivett
(No contact information provided)
11/08/2019 12/6/2019
Walton, Shamann
268 Bush St, #2712, 94104
707-332-3225
11/19/2019 12/2/2019
Ibáñez, Anabell
(No contact information provided)
11/21/2019 12/6/2019
Hauptman, Rick
4104 24th St, #955, 94114
415-678-8919
11/25/2019 Pending
Mahogany, Honey
1467 S Van Ness, 94110
650-219-7073
11/26/2019 12/6/2019
Clark, Laura Foote
(No contact information provided)
11/26/2019 Pending
Alexander-Tut, Alysabeth
415-716-4473
11/26/2019 Pending
O'Meara, Nomvula
415-577-2522
12/2/2019 Pending
Asato-Webb, Kristen
(No contact information provided)
12/2/2019 12/6/2019
Haney, Matt
(No contact information provided)
12/2/2019 12/5/2019
Ronen, Hillary
(No contact information provided)
12/2/2019 12/3/2019
Bryant, Tami 12/3/2019 12/6/2019
Migden, Carole
300 3rd St, #1505, 94107
415-777-1003
12/4/2019 12/6/2019
Ortiz, Kevin
(No contact information provided)
12/4/2019 Pending
Tung, Nancy
291 Geary St, Ste 500, 94102
415-794-4228
12/5/2019 12/6/2019
Olivieri, Victor
291 Geary Blvd, #500, 94109
12/5/2019 12/6/2019
Brown, Vallie
(No contact information provided)
12/5/2019 12/6/2019
Daugherty, William (Anubis)
415-654-8318
12/6/2019 12/6/2019
Phillips, Austin
(No contact information provided)
12/6/2019 Pending
Avalos, John
(No contact information provided)
12/6/2019 Pending
Democratic Party, AD-19, County Central Committee (10 seats)
Candidate Name & Contact Information Nomination Documents Issued Nomination Documents Issued
Anderson, Kathleen
65 Avila St
415-420-7503
katforsf@gmail.com
11/21/2019 12/5/2019
Thomas, A.J. 
contact@ajthomas.org
www.ajthomas.org
10/18/2019 12/2/2019
Baraka, Keith
218 Monticello St, 94132
415-787-0052
keithbaraka+dccc@gmail.com
www.keithbaraka.com
10/30/2019 12/2/2019
Li, Janice
dccc@janice.li
http://janice.li
10/18/2019 12/6/2019
Groth, Kelly Akemi
740 Parnassus Ave, #8, 94122
925-699-0822
11/1/2019 12/2/2019
Mar, Gordon
(No contact information provided)
9/27/2019 12/2/2019
Moliga, Faauuga
(No contact information provided)
11/22/2019 12/4/2019
Chen, Queena
(No contact information provided)
10/16/2019 12/2/2019
Castle, Abra Pauline
30 Santa Rita Ave, 94116
415-310-8615
10/17/2019 12/6/2019
Natoli, Jane
415-335-9950
10/21/2019 11/27/2019
Jung, Mary
301 Grove Street, 94102
415-305-4999
10/23/2019 12/5/2019
Wang, Cyn
2620 Judah St, 94122
415-731-7062
11/13/2019 12/4/2019
Rahman, Nadia 11/19/2019 12/3/2019
Mo, Seeyew 11/20/2019 12/5/2019
Davila, Brigitte
415-531-9743
11/25/2019 Pending
LaCroix, Leah
415-919-9441
11/26/2019 12/5/2019
Parker, Michelle
(No contact information provided)
12/3/2019 Pending
Lovett, Li Miao
415-370-5279
11/26/2019 12/6/2019
Safai, Ahsha
415-756-8103
12/4/2019 12/5/2019
Raju, Mano
306 Elsie St, 94110
415-954-2724
12/4/2019 12/6/2019
Miyamoto, Paul
(No contact information provided)
12/4/2019 12/6/2019
Tugbenyoh, Mawuli
(No contact information provided)
12/6/2019 12/6/2019
Loftus, Suzy
(No contact information provided)
12/5/2019 12/6/2019
Republican Party, AD-17, County Central Committee (11 seats)
Candidate Name & Contact Information Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Waid, Stephen
185 Channel St, #624, 94158
9/27/2019 11/22/2019
Garverick, Cale
(No contact information provided)
11/1/2019 12/6/2019
Lam, Ryan
415-425-0831
RyanLamSF.com
10/3/2019 12/6/2019
Del Castello, Eve
865 San Jose Ave, #2, 94110
415-282-0894
11/13/2019 12/6/2019
Marso, Larry
588 Sutter St, #725, 94102
415-230-2390
11/4/2019 12/2/2019
Lacayo, Leonard Jospeh
3330 Mission St, 94110
415-648-7990
11/19/2019 12/6/2019
Roberts, Joseph C.
415-619-4788
11/20/2019 12/2/2019
Smith, Erin
(No contact information provided)
11/26/2019 12/6/2019
Kline, Chris Ward
237 Kearny, #114, 94108
12/2/2019 12/6/2019
Remmer, Lisa
(No contact information provided)
12/3/2019 12/5/2019
Gaverick, Krista
(No contact information provided)
12/4/2019 12/6/2019
Garay, Nicole
(No contact information provided)
12/4/2019 12/6/2019
York, Josh
(No contact information provided)
12/4/2019 12/6/2019
Foster, Christian
(No contact information provided)
12/5/2019 12/6/2019
Republican Party, AD-19, County Central Committee (14 seats)
Candidate Name & Contact Information Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Greenberg, Richie
5654 Geary Blvd, #210041, 94121
877-495-4921
press@richiegreenberg.org
www.richiegreenberg.org
9/27/2019 12/2/2019
Leone, Joan
(No contact information provided)
9/27/2019 12/5/2019
Dennis, John
1592 Union St, #347, 94123
info@johndennis.com
www.johndennis.com(No contact information provided)
9/27/2019 12/2/2019
Griess, Clinton
(No contact information provided)
9/27/2019 12/2/2019
Asercion, Rudy
1390 45th Ave, 94122
415-564-6262
10/7/2019 11/27/2019
Jeong, Stephanie
146 Wood St, #8, 94118
10/9/2019 12/4/2019
Epstein, Howard
(No contact information provided)
9/30/2019 12/6/2019
Bate, Edward
(No contact information provided)
11/14/2019 12/3/2019
Shannon, Jillian
1412A Lyon St, 94115
11/14/2019 12/6/2019
Worner, Richard
129 Palm Ave, 94118
415-314-5833
11/18/2019 12/5/2019
Wing, Philip
(No contact information provided)
11/25/2019 Pending
Tesoriero, Deanna
(No contact information provided)
11/27/2019 12/4/2019
Leong, Rodney
(No contact information provided)
11/20/2019 12/6/2019
Green Party County Council (6 seats)
Candidate Name & Contact Information Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Stone, Richard
3476 18th St, #27, 94101
415-341-2910
10/18/2019 12/6/2019
Chandonia, John-Marc
807 Shotwell #3
415-285-5696
10/18/2019 12/5/2019
Murphy, Mike 10/23/2019 12/4/2019
Peace & Freedom Party, County Central Committee (7 seats)
Candidate Name & Contact Information Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Adams, Meghann
(No contact information provided)
10/3/2019 11/26/2019
Becker, Richard
(No contact information provided)
10/3/2019 11/27/2019
Hrizi, Nathalie
415-821-6171
sf@pslweb.org
www.pslweb.org
10/3/2019 12/6/2019
Lacey, Thomas
119 Athens Street, 94112
415-637-3787
10/1/2019 12/5/2019
La Riva, Gloria Estela
3207 Mission St., #9, 94110
415-312-6042
10/1/2019 11/27/2019
Hidalgo, Erika
(No contact information provided)
10/2/2019 11/27/2019
Pardee, Nicolas
(No contact information provided)
10/3/2019 11/27/2019
US Representative, District 12
Candidate Name & Contact Information Party Affiliation Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Pelosi, Nancy
(No contact information provided)
Democratic Party 11/14/2019 Pending
Buttar, Shahid
(No contact information provided)
Democratic Party 11/12/2019 Pending
Bacelar, Agatha
hello@agathaforcongress.com
https://www.agathaforcongress.com
Democratic Party Pending Pending
Gallagher, Tom
(No contact information provided)
Democratic Party 11/22/2019 Pending
Tesoriero, Deanna
(No contact information provided)
Republican Party 11/27/2019 Pending
Dennis, John
1592 Union St, #347, 94123
info@johndennis.com
www.johndennis.com
Republican Party 11/15/2019 Pending
US Representative, District 14
Candidate Name & Contact Information Party Affiliation Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Speier, Jackie
(No contact information provided)
Democratic Party    
State Senate, District 11
Candidate Name & Contact Information Party Affiliation Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Wiener, Scott
(No contact information provided)
Democratic Party 11/12/2019 11/22/2019
Kopp, Quentin
(No contact information provided)
No Party Preference Pending Pending
Hermanson, Barry
2467 28th Ave, 94116
415-255-9494
Green Party Pending Pending
Fielder, Jacqueline
(No contact information provided)
Democratic Party 11/25/2019 Pending
Smith, Erin Republican Party 11/27/2019 Pending
State Assembly, District 17
Candidate Name & Contact Information Party Affiliation Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Chiu, David
(No contact information provided)
Democratic Party 11/19/2019 Pending
State Assembly, District 19
Candidate Name & Contact Information Party Affiliation Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Ting, Phil
(No contact information provided)
Democratic Party 11/19/2019 11/22/2019
 San Francisco Superior Court Judge
Seat No. Candidate Name & Contact Information Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
1 Ly, Pang Va 11/12/2019 12/6/2019
1 Evangelista, Maria Elena 11/14/2019 12/6/2019
18 Proudfoot, Dorothy Chou
510-423-4300
11/14/2019 12/5/2019
18 Tong, Michelle
Tong4Judge@gmail.com
www.tong4judge.com
11/12/2019 12/6/2019
21 Singh, Kulvindar "Rani"
info@singhforjudge.com
www.singhforjudge.com
11/6/2019 12/5/2019
21 Gold, Carolyn
565 20th Ave
415-806-5290
12/3/2019 12/6/2019
 American Independent Party, AD-17, County Central Committee (18 seats)
Candidate Name & Contact Information Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
     
American Independent Party, AD-19, County Central Committee (16 seats)
Candidate Name & Contact Information Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
     

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 5, 2019, Mayor & Board of Supervisors, District 5 Candidate Guide (PDF) November 5, 2019, Candidate Guide (PDF) March 2020, County Central Committee and Council (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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