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 5, 2019, Consolidated Municipal 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 5, 2019, Consolidated Municipal Election

For the November 5, 2019, Consolidated Municipal Election candidate lists become final after the nomination deadline for each office:

  • Mayor, Board of Supervisors (District 5) – June 11, 2019
  • All other offices – August 9, 2019
Mayor
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intent Filing Date Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Jordan, Robert
(No contact information provided)
3/28/2018 2/28/2019 6/4/2019 6/11/2019
Breed, London
info@londonformayor.com
www.londonformayor.com
8/2/2018 2/22/2019 5/20/2019 6/4/2019
Zhou, Ellen Lee
2600 San Bruno Ave., 94134
1/2/2019 2/27/2019 5/17/2019 5/24/2019
Robertson, Paul Y.
(No contact information provided)
1/18/2019 5/28/2019 5/28/2019 6/11/2019
Pang, Wilma
822 Clayton St, 94108
415-401-5440
2/6/2019 2/6/2019 6/6/2019 6/10/2019
Ventresca, Joel
3934 Ortega St, 94122
415-463-5963
5/17/2019 5/17/2019 5/17/2019 6/10/2019
Board of Supervisors, District 5
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intent Filing Date Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Brown, Vallie
415-215-5146
hello@votevallie.com
www.votevallie.com
7/18/2018 2/22/2019 5/20/2019 6/10/2019
Preston, Dean
415-741-3828
8/6/2018 3/7/2019 6/4/2019 6/10/2019
O'Meara, Nomvula
415-577-2522
3/21/2019 3/21/2019 6/11/2019 6/11/2019
Lam, Ryan
415-425-0831
vote@RyanLamSF.com
www.RyanLamSF.com
6/6/2019 6/6/2019 6/6/2019 6/11/2019
City Attorney
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intent Filing Date Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Herrera, Dennis J.
(No contact information provided)
 3/4/2019 3/4/2019 7/22/2019 8/7/2019
District Attorney
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intent Filing Date Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Loftus, Suzy
268 Bush St., #2712, 94104
415-702-0737
info@votesuzyloftus.com
www.votesuzyloftus.com
9/18/2018 2/22/2019 7/19/2019 8/8/2019
Dautch, Leif
2352 Market St., Ste B, 94114
415-735-1942
Leif@leif2019.com
www.leif2019.com
7/12/2018 2/14/2019 7/23/2019 8/8/2019
Tung, Nancy H.
291 Geary St., Ste 500, 94102
415-363-0415
Nancy@NancyTung2019.com
www.NancyTung2019.com
10/9/2018 2/22/2019 7/25/2019 8/9/2019
Boudin, Chesa
60 29th St., #242, 94110
415-894-5743
1/15/2019 3/4/2019 7/29/2019 8/9/2019
Public Defender
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intent Filing Date Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Raju, Manohar
189 Tiffany Ave. #720032
94110
415-527-0224
info@votemano.com
www.votemano.com
5/23/2019 5/23/2019  7/17/2019 8/8/2019
Sheriff
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intent Filing Date Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Miyamoto, Paul  12/21/2018 4/8/2019 8/5/2019 8/7/2019
Treasurer
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intent Filing Date Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Cisneros, José M.
(No contact information provided)
 1/11/2019  7/16/2019 7/16/2019 8/9/2019
Board of Education
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intent Filing Date Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Lam, Jenny 4/9/2019 4/9/2019 7/15/2019 8/5/2019
Strobel, Kirsten 8/2/2019 8/2/2019 8/2/2019 8/9/2019
Coleman, Robert K.
615 San Jose Ave, Apt. 2, 94110
415-271-0284
8/6/2019 8/6/2019 8/6/2019 8/9/2019
Community College Board
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intent Filing Date Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Lee, Ivy
268 Bush St., #4315, 94104
872-307-2398
info@voteivylee.com
www.voteivylee.com
4/9/2019 4/9/2019 7/15/2019 7/29/2019
 Write-In Candidates
Office Name Declaration of Intent/Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Qualified Date
Mayor  Fitch, John  9/9/2019 9/9/2019 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 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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