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 3, 2020, 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, 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.

November 3, 2020, Consolidated General Election

For the November 3, 2020 General Election, candidate lists become final after the nomination deadline for each office, August 7, 2020.

Board of Supervisors, District 1
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intention/Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Chan, Connie
(415) 545-8706
1/17/2020 5/15/2020 Pending
D'Silva, Sherman R.
1916 Clement St, 94121
415-269-1889
2/7/2020 5/15/2020 Pending
Shinzato, Veronica
(No contact information provided)
2/10/2020 5/18/2020 Pending
Inocencio, Amanda
(No contact information provided)
3/3/2020 Pending Pending
Philhour, Marjan
5654 Geary Blvd, 210458, 94121
415-889-2735
3/18/2020 5/15/2020 Pending
Lee, David
(No contact information provided)
5/22/2020 5/22/2020 Pending
Board of Supervisors, District 3
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intention/Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Peskin, Aaron
(No contact information provided)
2/11/2019 5/27/2020 Pending
Belle, Charles
(No contact information provided)
11/27/2019 Pending Pending
Spencer Simonsen
(415) 570-8698
Spencer@VoteSimonsen.com
www.VoteSimonsen.com
7/20/2019 5/15/2020 Pending
Sauter, Daniel
(415) 562-6441
dannyforsf@gmail.com
https://www.dannyd3.com/
1/28/2020 Pending Pending
Calhoun, William
(No contact information provided)
1/10/2020 Pending Pending
Schwartz, Stephen
(No contact information provided)
5/18/2020 5/18/2020 Pending
Board of Supervisors, District 5
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intention/Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Preston, Dean
(No contact information provided)
7/6/2018 5/20/2020 Pending
Landry, Daniel
415-902-1009
daniellandry4supervisord5@gmail.com
www.daniellandry2020.com
12/10/2019 5/15/2020 5/20/2020
Cook, Stevon
466 Oak St, 94102
628-240-9644
2/7/2020 Pending Pending
O'Meara, Nomvula
415-604-7749
5/11/2020 5/15/2020 Pending
Board of Supervisors, District 7
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intention/Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Engardio, Joel
1559B Sloat Blvd, Ste 250, 94132
info@engardio.com
www.engardio.com
8/20/2019 5/15/2020 5/22/2020
Maguire, Patrick
(No contact information provided)
12/17/2019 Pending Pending
Matranga, Ben
58 West Portal Ave, #359, 94127
415-484-5870
info@benmatranga.com
www.benmatranga.com
1/2/2020 5/15/2020 Pending
Melgar, Myrna
312 Clay Street, 94607
415-615-0311
myrna@myrnamelgar.com
www.myrnamelgar.com
1/31/2020 5/15/2020 Pending
Martin-Pinto, Stephen
(No contact information provided)
1/6/2020 5/15/2020 Pending
Nguyen, Vilaska
(650) 773-9996
2/13/2020 5/18/2020 Pending
Murase, Emily
P.O. Box 320218, 94132-0218
info@emilymurase.com 
www.emilymurase.com
3/16/2020 5/15/2020 Pending
Piper, Kenneth
(No contact information provided)
5/1/2020 5/22/2020 Pending
Board of Supervisors, District 9
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intention/Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Gabel, DeAnne
(No contact information provided)
1/15/2020 Pending Pending
Ronen, Hillary
(No contact information provided)
3/12/2020 5/26/2020 Pending
Board of Supervisors, District 11
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intention/Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Safai, Ahsha
(No contact information provided)
2/11/2019 Pending Pending
Avalos, John
638 Paris St, 94112
415-359-8367
johnavalos2020@gmail.com
11/12/2019 5/15/2020 Pending
Colussi, Marcelo
(No contact information provided)
4/8/2020 5/15/2020 Pending
       
Board of Education (4 seats)
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intention/Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Fisher, Alida
alidafisher@gmail.com
www.alidafisher.com
11/12/2019 Pending Pending
Kangas, Paul
(No contact information provided)
2/3/2020 Pending Pending
Edgerly, Erris, IV
(No contact information provided)
2/10/2020 Pending Pending
Lam, Jenny
456 Montgomery, Ste 1350, 94104
2/27/2020 Pending Pending
Sanders, Njon
631 O'Farrell St, Apt 1404, 94109
3/4/2020 Pending Pending
Murphy, Tim
1526 48th Ave, 94122
415-317-5351
5/14/2020 Pending Pending
Alexander, Matt
415-347-9268
5/15/2020 Pending Pending
Parker, Michelle
3015 Balboa St, 94121
415-634-7218
5/18/2020 Pending Pending
Community College Board (4 seats)
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intention/Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Wong, Alan
(No contact information provided)
1/15/2020 Pending Pending
Martinez, Anita
(No contact information provided)
1/15/2020 Pending Pending
Chisti, Aliya
415-347-1318
aliyachistisf@gmail.com
www.aliyachisti.org
5/4/2020 Pending Pending
Temprano, Tom
(No contact information provided)
5/7/2020 Pending Pending
Williams, Shanell
williams.shanell@gmail.com
5/11/2020 Pending Pending
Menjivar, Randy
(No contact information provided)
5/15/2020 Pending Pending
BART Board, District 7
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intention/Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
       
       
BART Board, District 9
Candidate Name & Contact Information Declaration of Intention/Declaration of Candidacy Filed Date Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Dufty, Bevan
(No contact information provided)
7/1/2019 Pending Pending
Petrelis, Michael
(No contact information provided)
10/15/2019 Pending Pending
US Representative, District 12
Candidate Name & Contact Information Party Affiliation Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Pelosi, Nancy
Aguilar@pelosiforcongress.com
Democratic Party N/A 3/31/2020
Buttar, Shahid
415-761-3475
1769 15th St, 94103
info@shahidforchange.us
www.shahidforchange.us
Democratic Party N/A 3/31/2020
US Representative, District 14
         
State Senate, District 11
Candidate Name & Contact Information Party Affiliation Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Wiener, Scott
95 Third Street, Suite 246, 94103
info@scottwiener.com
www.scottwiener.com
Democratic Party N/A 3/31/2020
Fielder, Jacqueline
(415) 310-3398
contact@jackieforsenate.com
www.JackieForSenate.com
Democratic Party N/A 3/31/2020
State Assembly, District 17
Candidate Name & Contact Information Party Affiliation Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Chiu, David
info@votedavidchiu.com
www.votedavidchiu.com
Democratic Party N/A 3/31/2020
Starchild
(No contact information provided)
Libertarian Party N/A 3/31/2020
State Assembly, District 19
Candidate Name & Contact Information Party Affiliation Nomination Documents Issued Ballot Qualified Date
Ting, Phil
(No contact information provided)
Democratic Party N/A 3/31/2020
John P. McDonnell
(No contact information provided)
Republican Party N/A 3/31/2020

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.
Candidate Recall Guide (PDF) November 3, 2020, Board of Supervisors Candidate Guide (PDF) November 3, 2020, All Other Candidates 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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