June 8, 2018 Election

San Francisco Black Community Matter Endorsements 

On May 5th, the members of San Francisco Black Community Matters held an information-packed forum covering the local races on the June 5 ballot.

We enjoyed a morning of moderated discussions with the candidates running in San Francisco races for Mayor, Congressional district 12, district 8 supervisor and superior court judge seats 4, 7, 9 and 11.

All candidates were invited and have submitted questionnaires for our endorsement process. 

The topics covered and questions asked focused on issues that concern African American communities in San Francisco. 

To the voters, San Francisco Black Community Matter voted to endorse and recommend the following. 


San Francisco Local Races


1st Choice | London Breed

2nd Choice | Amy Farrah Weiss

3rd Choice | No Recommendation

District 8 Supervisor

1st Choice | Rafael Mandelman

2nd Choice | No Recommendation

Statewide Constitutional Offices

CA Governor

Delaine Eastin

CA Lieutenant Governor

Eleni Kounalakis


CA State Board of Equalization, District 2
Cohen, Malia

CA State Controller
*Betty Yee

CA Insurance Commissioner
*Ricardo Lara

CA Secretary of State
*Alex Padilla

CA Superintendent of Public
*Tony Thurmond

CA State Treasurer
*Fiona Ma

US Congress | House of Representatives | District 12
*Pelosi, Nancy

US Congress | Senate

Dianne Feinstein

CA State Assembly | District 17
*David Chiu

CA State Assembly | District 19
*Phil Ting

San Francisco Superior Court Judges

7 Evangelista, Maria
9 Maloof, Kwixuan H
11 Streets, Phoenix
4 Solis, Niki Judith

San Francisco Ballot Measures

Measure A | YES - Public Utilities Revenue Bonds

Measure B | YES - Prohibiting Appointed Commissioners from Running for Office

Measure C | YES - Additional Tax on Commercial Rents Mostly to Fund Child Care and Education

Measure D | YES - Additional Tax on Commercial Rents Mostly to Fund Housing and Homelessness Services

Measure E | YES - Prohibiting Tobacco Retailers from Selling Flavored Tobacco Products

Measure F | YES - City-Funded Legal Representation for Residential Tenants in Eviction Lawsuits

Measure G | YES - Parcel Tax for San Francisco Unified School District

Measure H | NO - Policy for the Use of Tasers by San Francisco Police Officers

Measure I | NO  - Relocation of Professional Sports Teams

California State Ballot Propositions


**Proposition 68 | YES - Issues $4 billion in bonds for parks, environmental protection, and water infrastructure

**Proposition 69 |  YES - Requires certain tax and fee revenue related to transportation be used for transportation purposes

**Proposition 70 | NO - Requires a one-time two-thirds vote to use revenue from the cap-and-trade program

**Proposition 71 | YES - Changes the date for when voter-approved ballot measures take effect

**Proposition 72 |  YES - Excludes rainwater capture systems from property tax assessments


Special Regional Measure

Regional Measure 3 | YES - Bay Area Traffic Relief Plan

Regional Measure 3 would increase bridge tolls on the Bay Area's seven state-owned toll bridges (all toll bridges except the Golden Gate bridge) by up to $3 to fund transportation improvement projects in and around the bridge corridors. The increase would be phased in over six years starting January 1, 2019.

If approved by voters, revenues from the toll increase would be used to finance a $4.45 billion slate of highway and transit improvements in the toll bridge corridors and their approach routes.

NOTE: This measure will be voted on ONLY by residents Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa,
San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties and the City and County of San Francisco


*Endorsed by California State Democratic Party

**Position of California State Democratic Party