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, 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, Municipal Election

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

  • Mayor, Board of Supervisors – June 11, 2019
  • All other offices – August 9, 2019
Mayor
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Young, Donald
101 Hyde St, 93147
415-579-7257
8/26/2016 Pending
Digman, Joshua
415-654-3087
9/29/2016 Pending
Boswell, Joe
1148 Broadway, 94109
josephhboswell@gmail.com
6/13/2017 Pending
Miller, Harold 8/1/2016 Pending
Varner, Brianna Elizabeth
909 Geary St, Apt 511, 94109
415-748-0867
bvarner@mail.ccsf.edu
5/20/2017 Pending
Leno, Mark
268 Bush St, #4215, 94104
415-981-9940
www.MarkLeno.com
5/4/2017 Pending
Sandberg, Erica 5/5/2017 Pending
Yohar, Mehak 8/29/2017 Pending
Modares, Alex 7/11/2017 Pending
Hamiton, Dusty 9/18/2017 Pending
Willard, Sara, Dayna 12/4/2017 Pending
Lessard, Joe
670 Eddy St, #407, 94109
5/2/2017 Pending
Breed, London
info@londonformayor.com
www.londonformayor.com
8/2/2018 Pending
Converse, Gary Dean
P.O. Box 411343, 94140
415-756-2569
8/15/2018 Pending
Zhou, Ellen Lee
2600 San Bruno Ave, 94134
1/2/2019 Pending
Espinoza-Perez, Cesar
190 Moneta Way, 94112
628-237-8486
1/2/2019 Pending
Miller, Robert 1/7/2019 Pending
Board of Supervisors, District 5
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Brown, Vallie
415-215-5146
7/18/2018 Pending
Preston, Dean
510-367-1907
8/6/2018 Pending
Williams, Shanell 9/10/2018 Pending
Wharton, Jeffrey
507-430-1472
jeffreyw57@gmail.com
12/6/2018 Pending
City Attorney
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
     
District Attorney
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Veronese, Joe Alioto
415-434-2100
joe@aliotole.com
12/18/2017 Pending
Gascon, George
150 Post St., 405, 94108
415-732-7700
2/16/2018 Pending
Loftus, Suzy
268 Bush St., #2712, 94104
781-474-2949
info@votesuzyloftus.com
votesuzyloftus.com
9/18/2018 Pending
Dautch, Leif
2352 Market St, Ste B, 94114
415-735-1942
Leif@leif2019.com
www.leif2019.com
7/12/2018 Pending
Tung, Nancy H.
291 Geary Street, Ste 500, 94102
415-363-0415
nancy.tung@gmail.com
10/9/2018 Pending
Boudin, Chesa 1/15/2019 Pending
Sheriff
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
 Miyamoto, Paul  12/21/2018 Pending
Treasurer
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
 Cisneros, José M.  1/11/2019  Pending
Board of Education
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
     
Community College Board
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
 Guo, Yi Quan​  1/4/2019  Pending
 Write-In Candidates
 N/A    
     

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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