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.

Potential Candidates List

Once a candidate’s nomination has been finalized during the nomination period, “qualified” will appear beside the candidate’s name. Candidate lists become final after the nomination deadline for each office.

When a person files as a potential candidate, the Department requests permission to make contact information available to the public. If there is no contact information for a particular candidate on this page, the candidate has not authorized the Department to release this information.

Candidates for state and federal offices that appear on the ballot in San Francisco may choose to file their candidacy with the California Secretary of State. For a complete list of candidates who have filed candidate paperwork with the California Secretary of State, please see the Candidates and Elected Officials Cal-Access page.

June 5, 2018 Election

For the June 5, 2018 election, candidate lists become final after the nomination deadline for each office:

  • Board of Supervisors, District 8 – January 9, 2018
  • All other offices, with an extension until March 14 if the person currently holding an office does not run for election – March 9, 2018
  • Any candidates who are running as official write-in candidates – May 22, 2018
Board of Supervisors, District 8
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Sheehy, Jeff
Jeffsheehy.org
3/13/2017 Pending
Zore, Meaghan 6/15/2017 Pending
Mandelman, Rafael
415-516-7761
rafael@rafaelmandelman.com
4/19/2017 Pending
Donohue, John Patrick 9/7/2017 Pending
Gillick, Mark 9/8/2017 Pending
State Board of Equalization, District 2
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
     
US Congressional, District 12
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
     
US Congressional, District 14
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
     
State Assembly, District 17
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
     
State Assembly, District 19
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
     

November 6, 2018 Election

For the November 6, 2018 election, candidate lists become final after the nomination deadline for each office:

  • Board of Supervisors – June 12, 2018
  • All other offices – August 10, 2018
Board of Supervisors, District 2
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Hudak, Schuyler
415-923-8454
hello@schuylerSF.com
6/1/2017 Pending
Josefowitz, Nick
415-801-3812
nickj@nickjosefowitz.com
www.nickjosefowitz.com
9/5/2017 Pending
Anderson, Kat
291 Geary St, Ste 500, 94102
415-363-0415
kat@katandersonsf.com
www.katandersonsf.com
9/27/2017 Pending
Board of Supervisors, District 4
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Tang, Katy
393 7th Ave, 94118
3/16/2017 Pending
Kim, Adam 7/10/2017 Pending
Kappler, Daniel
2546 43rd Ave., 94116
843-276-7350
kapplerdaniel@gmail.com
6/2/2015 Pending
Board of Supervisors, District 6
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Trauss, Sonja
603 Natoma St, 94103
7/5/2017 Pending
Jones, Jason Lee
415-332-9569
jason@jones18.com
www.jones18.com
6/30/2017 Pending
Haney, Matt 9/19/2017 Pending
Board of Supervisors, District 8
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Mandelman, Rafael
415-516-7761
rafael@rafaelmandelman.com
4/19/2017 Pending
Brown, Harold
256 Valencia, #26, 94103
415-527-9993
hbrown41744@gmail.com
6/22/2017 Pending
Zore, Meaghan 6/15/2017 Pending
Donohue, John Patrick 9/7/2017 Pending
Gillick, Mark 9/8/2017 Pending
Sheehy, Jeff
Jeffsheehy.org
10/16/2017 Pending
Board of Supervisors, District 10
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Pease-Greene, Uzuri
102 Dakota St., 94107
415-368-4436
uzurip@yahoo.com
02/01/2017 Pending
Walton, Shamann
1061 Hollister St., 94124
707-332-3225
Shamannwalton@sbcglobal.net
6/5/2017 Pending
Chandler, Asale-Haquekyah 8/18/2017 Pending
Veavea, Neo 8/22/2017 Pending
Kelly, Tony
250 Connecticut St, #6, 94107
415-283-6607
tonykellysupervisor@gmail.com
www.tonykellysupervisor.com
9/14/2017 Pending
Ellington, Theodore
415-886-5501
info@theo2018.com
9/20/2017 Pending
Board of Education
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Domalewski, Armand
455 Hyde Street, #93, 94109
Armandforschoolboard@gmail.com
7/5/2017 Pending
Pimentel, Leah
660 Mission St, 94105
415-867-4880
7/6/2017 Pending
Kangas, Paul
15 Boardman Pl, 94103
415-368-8581
dr8kangas@gmail.com
7/6/2017 Pending
Zhao, Josephine
945 Taraval St. #167, 94116
(650) 238-8382
josephine_zhao@yahoo.com
www.josephinezhao.com
7/25/2017 Pending
Parker, Michelle
415-260-8572
michdparker@gmail.com
7/26/2017 Pending
Rawlings-Fein, Martin
2523 46th Ave, 94116
415-845-1157
mrawlings-fein@ses.gtu.edu
7/31/2017 Pending
Murase, Emily
77 Van Ness Ave, Ste 101 #2020, 94102
415-297-3975
electemily@emilymurase.com
www.emilymurase.com
8/18/2017 Pending
Chinchilla, Monica
P.O. Box 411061
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 699-6750
www.monicachinchilla.com
info@monicachinchilla.com
8/18/2017 Pending
Kim, Phil
415-993-0852
phil@philkim.org
www.philkim.org
9/7/2017 Pending
Prochnik, Julia
juliaprochnik@gmail.com 
9/21/2017 Pending
Thompson-Peer, Sarah
sarah@sarahthompsonpeer.com 
www.sarahthompsonpeer.com 
10/23/2017 Pending
Satya, Mia
mia@miasatya.com
11/1/2017 Pending
Fisher, Alida 11/2/2017 Pending
Collins, Alison
1819 Polk Sr, #246, 94109
415-484-8213
alison@alisoncollinssf.com
www.alisoncollinssf.com
11/15/2017 Pending
Lopez, Gabriela
415-879-8683
lopez4schools@gmail.com
www.gabrielalopez.org
12/6/2017 Pending
Leifheit, Lex 12/11/2017 Pending
Community College Board
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Roy, Angeles
330 Berry St, #405, 94158
415-430-8791
angelesroy.sf@gmail.com
7/17/2017 Pending
Olivieri, Victor
219 Geary St, Ste 500, 94102
415-363-0415
victor@victorforsf.com
www.victorforsf.com
8/24/2017 Pending
Selby, Thea
1 Polk St, 2nd Floor, 94102
415-773-1841
415-773-1122 (fax)
thea@nextstepmarketing.com
www.theaselby.org
9/11/2017 Pending
Public Defender
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
     
Assessor-Recorder
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Chu, Carmen 7/5/2017 Pending
Bellar, Paul
1350 San Bruno Ave
415-830-1858
PLBLLR@gmail.com
www.AccessSF.org
10/6/2017 Pending
BART Board, District 8
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
Lyens, Jonathan 8/11/2017 Pending
Karunaratne, Kanishka 11/13/2017 Pending
Walker, William
1728 Ocean Ave, #258, 94112
415-260-2069
williamlewalker@gmail.com
11/17/2017 Pending
State Board of Equalization, District 2
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
     
US Congressional, District 12
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
     
US Congressional, District 14
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
     
State Assembly, District 17
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
     
State Assembly, District 19
Candidate Name & Contact Information Filing Date* Qualification Status
     

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.

 

Other Resources

   
Master Voter File Information and Application (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 Master Voter File Application.
 

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.

Past Workshops

Event Date Description
Candidate Workshop,
BoS District 8;
Department of Elections, Room 48

Link to recording.
October 31, 2017
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop to walk potential candidates through candidacy process.
Topics discussed:
Signatures in lieu period
Nomination period and documents
Public examination
Candidate resources
Election Day and Certification