November 2016 Endorsements

The voting membership of SFYD has endorsed these candidates and campaigns.


U.S. Senate
Kamala Harris


CA State Senate District 11
Scott Wiener

CA State Assembly, District 17
David Chiu

CA State Assembly, District 19
Phil Ting


San Francisco Board of Supervisors


  • District 1 - Sandra Lee Fewer
  • District 3 - Aaron Peskin
  • District 5 - London Breed
  • District 7 - Norman Yee
  • District 9 - Hillary Ronen
  • District 11 - No endorsement


CCSF Board of Trustees

  • Rafael Mandelman
  • Alex Randolph
  • Tom Temprano
  • Shanell Williams

Board of Education

  • Matthew Haney
  • Rachel Norton

BART Board

  • District 7 - Lateefah Simon
  • District 9 - No Endorsement


YES – Proposition 51—School Bonds. Funding for K-12 School and Community College Facilities. Initiative Statutory Amendment.

No Position – Proposition 52—State Fees on Hospitals. Federal Medi-Cal Matching Funds. Initiative Statutory and Constitutional Amendment.

No Position – Proposition 53—Revenue Bonds. Statewide Voter Approval. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

No Position – Proposition 54—Legislature. Legislation and Proceedings. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.

YES – Proposition 55—Tax Extension to Fund Education and Healthcare. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

YES – Proposition 56—Cigarette Tax to Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research, and Law Enforcement. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.

YES – Proposition 57—Criminal Sentences. Juvenile Criminal Proceedings and Sentencing. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.

YES – Proposition 58—English language education

No Position – Proposition 59—Campaign finance: voter instruction

No Position – Proposition 60—Adult Films. Condoms. Health Requirements. Initiative Statute.

No Position – Proposition 61—State Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing Standards. Initiative Statute.

YES – Proposition 62—Death Penalty. Initiative Statute.

YES – Proposition 63—Firearms. Ammunition Sales. Initiative Statute.

YES – Proposition 64—Marijuana Legalization. Initiative Statute.

No Position – Proposition 65—Carry-Out Bags. Charges. Initiative Statute.

NO – Proposition 66—Death Penalty. Procedures. Initiative Statute.

No Position – Proposition 67—Referendum to Overturn Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags.


YES – Measure A – School Bonds

YES – Measure B – City College Parcel Tax

YES – Measure C – Loans to Finance Acquisition and Rehabilitation of Affordable Housing

No Position – Measure D – Vacancy Appointments

YES – Measure E – Responsibility for the Maintenance of Street Trees

YES – Measure F – Youth Voting in Local Elections

YES – Measure G – Police Oversight

No Position – Measure H – Public Advocate

YES – Measure I – Funding for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities – Dignity Fund

YES – Measure J – Funding for Homelessness and Transportation

No Position – Measure K – General Sales Tax

No Position – Measure L – MTA Appointments and Budget

No Position – Measure M – Housing and Development Commission

YES – Measure N – Non-Citizen Voting in School Board Elections

YES – Measure O – Office Development in Candlestick Point and Hunters Point

No Position – Measure P – Competitive Bidding for Affordable Housing Projects on City-Owned Property

No Position – Measure Q – Prohibiting Tents on Public Sidewalks

No Position – Measure R – Neighborhood Crime Unit

YES – Measure S – Allocation of Hotel Tax Funds

No Position – Measure T – Restricting Gifts and Campaign Contributions from Lobbyists Lobbyist Contributions and Bundling

No Position – Measure U – Affordable Housing Requirements for Market-Rate Development Projects

No Position – Measure V – Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

YES – Measure W – Real Estate Transfer Tax on Properties Over $5 Million

No Position – Measure X – Requirements for Changing the Use of Certain Properties

YES – Measure RR – BART Safety, Reliability and Traffic Relief

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