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
Mayor Roth, Marc 10/21/2019 10/21/2019 10/22/2019

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
Candidate Name & Contact Information Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Chau, Wendy
(No contact information provided)
Pending Pending
Villa-lobos, David
1115 Polk St, #35, 94109
415-921-4192
david_villalobos@sbcglobal.net
9/27/2019 Pending
Windrem, Guy Bruce
(No contact information provided)
Pending Pending
Buss, Steven
(No contact information provided)
Pending Pending
Maxwell, Sophenia
(No contact information provided)
10/8/2019 Pending
Dufty, Bevan
(No contact information provided)
Pending Pending
Hsieh, Frances
(No contact information provided)
9/27/2019 Pending
San Miguel, Melissa
(No contact information provided)
Pending Pending
Solis, Niki
(No contact information provided)
Pending Pending
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 Pending
Gallotta, Peter
(No contact information provided)
10/11/2019 Pending
Haines, Shaun
(No contact information provided)
10/7/2019 Pending
Kim, Jane
(No contact information provided)
Pending Pending
Mandelman, Rafael
(No contact information provided)
10/9/2019 Pending
Williams, Shanell
(No contact information provided)
10/15/2019 Pending
Del Rosario, Mick
(No contact information provided)
10/15/2019 Pending
Fennell, Tyra 10/16/2019 Pending
Chen, Michael
(No contact information provided)
10/23/2019 Pending
Democratic Party, AD-19, County Central Committee
Candidate Name & Contact Information Nomination Documents Issued Nomination Documents Issued
Anderson, Kathleen
65 Avila St
415-420-7503
katforsf@gmail.com
Pending Peding
Murase, Emily
(No contact information provided)
Pending Pending
Amar, John Thomas
(No contact information provided)
10/18/2019 Pending
Baraka, Keith
(No contact information provided)
Pending Pending
Li, Janice
dccc@janice.li
http://janice.li
10/18/2019 Pending
Groth, Kelly
(No contact information provided)
Pending Pending
Mar, Gordon
(No contact information provided)
9/27/2019 Pending
Moliga, Faauuga
(No contact information provided)
Pending Pending
Chen, Queena
(No contact information provided)
10/16/2019 Pending
Castle, Abra
30 Santa Rita Ave, 94116
415-310-8615
10/17/2019 Pending
Natoli, Jane
415-335-9950
10/21/2019 Pending
Jung, Mary
301 Grove Street, 94102
415-305-4999
10/23/2019 Pending
Republican Party, AD-17, County Central Committee (11 seats)
Candidate Name & Contact Information Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Waid, Stephen
(No contact information provided)
9/27/2019 Pending
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 Pending
Leone, Dorothy Jean
(No contact information provided)
9/27/2019 Pending
Dennis, John
(No contact information provided)
9/27/2019 Pending
Griess, Clinton
(No contact information provided)
9/27/2019 Pending
Asercion, Rudy
1390 45th Ave, 94122
415-564-6262
10/7/2019 Pending
Jeong, Stephanie
146 Wood St, #8, 94118
10/9/2019 Pending
Green Party County Council (4 seats)
Candidate Name & Contact Information Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Stone, Richard
3476 18th St, #27, 94101
415-341-2910
10/18/2019 Pending
Chandonia, John-Marc
807 Shotwell #3
415-285-5696
10/18/2019 Pending
Murphy, Mike 10/23/2019 Pending
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 Pending
Becker, Richard
(No contact information provided)
10/3/2019 Pending
Hrizi, Nathalie
(No contact information provided)
10/3/2019 Pending
Lacey, Thomas
119 Athens Street, 94112
415-637-3787
10/1/2019 Pending
La Riva, Gloria Estela
3207 Mission St., #9, 94110
415-312-6042
10/1/2019 Pending
Hidalgo, Erika
(No contact information provided)
10/2/2019 Pending
Pardee, Nicolas
(No contact information provided)
10/3/2019 Pending
US Representative, District 12
Candidate Name & Contact Information Party Affiliation Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Pelosi, Nancy
(No contact information provided)
Democratic Party Pending Pending
Buttar, Shahid
(No contact information provided)
Democratic Party Pending Pending
Bacelar, Agatha
(No information provided)
Democratic Party Pending Pending
Gallagher, Tom
(No contact information provided)
Democratic Party Pending Pending
Lorraine, Deanna
(No contact information provided)
Republican Party Pending Pending
Dennis, John
(No contact information provided)
Republican Party Pending Pending
Deitch, Douglas
540 Hudson Lane, Aptos, CA 95003
831-476-7662
Democratic Party Pending 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 Pending Pending
Kopp, Quentin
(No contact information provided)
No Party Preference Pending 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 Pending 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 Pending Pending
 San Francisco Superior Court Judge
Seat No. Candidate Name & Contact Information Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
1 Busch, Peter J Pending Pending
1 Ly, Pang Va Pending Pending
2 Conroy, Brendan P. Pending Pending
3 Darwin, Richard C. Pending Pending
4 Dekreon, Gail Pending Pending
5 Dorfman, Harry Pending Pending
6 East, Rochelle Pending Pending
7 Fleming, Eric R. Pending Pending
8 Flores, Daniel A. Pending Pending
9 Giorgi, Loretta M. Pending Pending
10 Gordon, Alexandra R. Pending Pending
11 Haines, Chales F. Pending Pending
12 Kahn, Harold Pending Pending
13 Kiesselbach, Charlene Padovani Pending Pending
14 Lin, Rita F. Pending Pending
15 Massullo, Anne-Christine Pending Pending
16 McNaughton, Michael B. Pending Pending
17 Puri, Vedica Pending Pending
18 Robertson II, A. James Pending Pending
19 Sandoval, Gerardo C. Pending Pending
20 Schulman, Ethan P. Pending Pending
21 Stewart, John Kennedy Pending Pending
21 Singh, Kulvindar "Rani" Kaur Pending Pending
22 Van Aken, Christine Pending Pending
23 Wiss, Mary E. Pending Pending
24 Wong, Garrett L. Pending Pending
25 Woods, Braden C. Pending 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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