San Francisco YIMBY November 2020 Supervisor Endorsements

How to Vote Pro-Housing in the November 2020 Election

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District 1: Marjan Philhour

Marjan first ran for Supervisor four years ago and narrowly lost to the sitting Supervisor. With the sitting Supervisor declining to run for re-election, Marjan is back and continuing to run on a strong pro-housing platform.

District 3: Danny Sauter

District 5: Vallie Brown

A re-do of the November 2019 election pits pro-housing candidate Vallie Brown against incumbent Supervisor Dean Preston. Just like a year ago, Vallie supports building housing at all income levels, grew up housing insecure, and has 10+ years experience working in the District 5 office. She created the first city-parklet, expanded farmers markets in the district, and championed car free JFK. Vallie was instrumental in identifying, purchasing, and funding new affordable housing in the District, and upzoned the Divisadero corridor, paving the way for hundreds of new families to have a place to live in the city.

District 7: Myrna Melgar

Myrna Melgar knows more about housing, and the barriers to building more housing, than anyone on the ballot this year. Until stepping down to run for office, Myrna had the challenging role of President of the San Francisco Planning Commission. She has a Master’s in Urban Planning, and has also worked for the Jamestown Community Center, Mission Economic Development Agency, and deeply understands the unique challenges all housing and especially affordable housing face.

District 9: No Endorsement

San Francisco YIMBY is disappointed that the incumbent Supervisor did not draw a challenger this cycle.

District 11: Ahsha Safai

Ahsha Safai is running for re-election as the District 11 Supervisor. He has been a strong advocate for more housing. He helped create HOME-SF, the city’s density bonus program that increases height limits in exchange for more below market rate housing. He supports statewide housing reform, such as State Senator Scott Wiener’s SB-827 and SB-50, and advocated for new homes in his District, such as at 65 Ocean Ave.

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