November 2018 Election and Ballot Recap
San Francisco Supervisors
Catherine Stefani: incumbent, City Hall veteran, gun violence prevention activist and former prosecutor. Stefani was appointed to the position in January by Interim Mayor Mark Farrell when he vacated the seat to be Mayor. Running as the incumbent, Stefani’s most formidable challenger was BART Director Nick Josefowitz.
Gordon Mar: a longtime labor organizer and brother of former Supervisor Eric Mar. The current district Supervisor, Katy Tang, did not seek re-election instead tapping her aide Jessica Ho to run. But new to the district and San Franciso, Mar bested Ho becoming the first progressive to fill this seat in a district that has long had a moderate supervisor.
Matt Haney: San Francisco School Board Commissioner, Eviction Defense Attorney. This was an open seat as Supervisor Jane Kim is termed out. Matt Haney faced two major challengers (Christine Johnson and Sonja Trauss) who tag-teamed hoping to play the one-two vote lock up in the ranked-choice voting, but that strategy failed and Haney won by a large margin.
Rafael Mandelman: incumbent, kept his seat after running more or less unopposed.
Shamann Walton: San Francisco School Board Commissioner, Executive Director of Young Community Developers, Inc., a workforce development agency located in San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point Community. This seat was open as Supervisor Malia Cohen is termed out (she won election to the State Board of Equalization). Walton faced two major challengers — Tony Kelly and Theo Ellington.
We held a forum in September where we asked the candidates questions targeted to our industry. Read answers here: GGRA & CMAC Supervisor Candidate Forum Questions 2018 – Questions and Answers **
**Supervisor Catherine Stefani and Gordan Mar were unable to join us that evening, we have reached for answers to the questions and will update this page when available.
San Francisco Ballot Propositions: Read our Ballot Breakdown HERE
Prop A – Embarcadero seawall earthquake safety bond: YES
Prop B – City privacy guidelines: YES
Prop C – Additional business taxes to fund homeless services: YES
Prop D – Additional tax on cannabis businesses; expanding the businesses subject to business taxes: YES
Prop E – Partial allocation of hotel tax for arts and cultural purposes: YES
California Ballot Measures: Read our Ballot Breakdown HERE
Prop 1 – Housing Programs and Veterans’ Home Loans Bonds: YES
Prop 2 – Homelessness Prevention Bonds: YES
Prop 3 – Water Project and Environmental Bonds : NO
Prop 4 – Children’s Hospitals Bonds: YES
Prop 5 – Expands Prop 13 for Seniors: NO
Prop 6 – Repeals Road Repair Act: NO
Prop 7 – Permanent Daylight Savings Time: YES
Prop 8 – Dialysis Clinics Pricing Cap: NO
Prop 10 – Repeals Restriction on Local Governments Enacting Rent Control: YES
Prop 11 – Legalizing Requiring Ambulance Workers to Remain on Call During Paid Breaks: YES
Prop 12 – Farm Animal Confinement Initiative: YES