San Francisco, CA – July 30, 2015 – This week, the San Francisco Young Democrats voted on which candidates the club would endorse in San Francisco’s November election. Over 100 members turned out to hear from 13 candidates and campaigns. Sign holding supporters for some of the hotly contested races were easy to spot at Infusion Lounge where the event took place. The turnout was particularly robust considering SFYD isn’t taking positions on hot-button topics like the Mission moratorium or Airbnb until the club’s August meeting.
SFYD endorsed for Mayor, District 3 Supervisor, Sheriff, District Attorney, City Treasurer and Tax Collector, City Attorney, and City College Board. The endorsed candidates are:
Mayor: Ed Lee*
District 3 Supervisor: Julie Christensen*
Sheriff: Vicki Hennessy
District Attorney: George Gascon*
City Treasurer and Tax Collector: Jose Cisneros*
City Attorney: Dennis Herrera*
City College Board: Alex Randolph*
“Our meeting showed the level of engagement our membership has and their commitment to help shape the future of our City”, said Diane Le, President of SFYD. “There is a lot at stake in this election and with low-turnout expected, clubs like SFYD have the potential to make a huge difference for our endorsed candidates by getting out there and getting to work.”
SFYD has been an active supporter of its endorsed candidates in past races. SFYD’s support often includes direct mail slate cards promoting the candidates, fundraising, and executing grassroots organizing by phone banking and canvassing door-to-door.