2012 KPFA endorsements

For those who are members of the community radio station KPFA, the SF Green Party has endorsed the United for Community Radio slate of candidates in the Local Station Board elections.


Your ballot is due in New York by December 11. It will be competing with holiday mail traffic to get there, so please send it now.


The UCR slate includes:


SF Green Party member (and former County Council member) Ramsés Téon Nichols.


East Bay Green Party members Larry Shoup, Samsarah Morgan, and Kate Tanaka.


Our full list of endorsed candidates includes:

Andrea Pritchett - Incumbent board member, community activist, teacher, Copwatch founder

Beth Seligman - JD, vegetarian occupier, permaculturist and writer

David Roach - Founder of Oakland International Film Festival and Mo Betta Foods

David Welsh - Labor organizer, delegate SF Labor Council, Haiti Action Committee, Occupy Oakland occupier

Karen Pickett - Environmental and community activist, writer and editor

Kate Tanaka - Incumbent board member, community activist, Green Party stalwart

Laurence Shoup- Author “Rulers and Rebels” & other books, Green Party stalwart, Longtime community and people’s movement activist

Oriana Saportas - Community & Labor activist, former KPFA Local Election Supervisor

Ramsés Téon Nichols - Organizing Committee Chair of Local SEIU 1021 and member of SF Green Party

Samsarah Morgan - Oakland Green Party, Occupy Oakland Activist, writer on birth health and family

Staff Candidates

David Landau - Co-host “Weekend News”

Joy Moore - Apprenticeship Program instructor, phone room supervisor

Frank Sterling- Board Operator, Apprenticeship Program instructor

November 2012 Endorsements

If you're registered Green in SF, you should have received this card in the mail:

These are our endorsements for November 2012; click on them for longer explanations:


Presidential Ticket:


State Propositions

  • 30: YES - Jerry Brown Tax Plan
  • 31: NO - State Spending Cuts
  • 32: NO - Limit Political Contribution from Unions
  • 33: NO - Increase Car Insurance Rates
  • 34: YES - End Death Penalty
  • 35: NO - Misleading Human Trafficking Initiative
  • 36: YES - 3 Strikes Reform
  • 37: YES - Label GMO Foods
  • 38: NO - Munger Tax Plan
  • 39: YES - Clean Energy Jobs Act
  • 40: YES- Keep Citizen -drawn Districts


Local Measures

  • A: YES - Save City College
  • B: NO - Bond to Fund Park Privatization
  • C - did not reach consensus on supporting or opposing Housing Trust
  • D: NO - Fewer Elections
  • E: YES - Gross Receipts Tax
  • F - did not reach consensus on supporting or opposing Hetch Hetchy Study
  • G: YES - Oppose Corporate Personhood



  • D1: Eric Mar
  • D3: No endorsement
  • D5: #1 John Rizzo,
  • #2 Julian Davis, Christina Olague (dual #2)
  • D7: No endorsement
  • D9: David Campos
  • D11: John Avalos

School Board: Sandra Fewer, Kim Garcia-Meza, Gladys Soto & Shamann Walton

City College Board: Rafael Mandelman

BART Board, D9: Tom Radulovich

State Assembly, AD17: Tom Ammiano

State Assembly, SD11: Mark Leno

Congress, CD12: No endorsement

Read more: November 2012 Endorsements

November 2011 Endorsements

The Green Party has endorsed the following candidates and propositions:


#1 choice - Terry Baum.  The Green Party made an early endorsement of Terry Joan Baum for Mayor.  She's most in line with our values, and is a clear first choice for Greens.

#2 choice - John Avalos.

#3 choice - Jeff Adachi.

Sheriff - Ross Mirkarimi (sole endorsement)

DA - David Onek (sole endorsement).  However, we encourage Greens to rank 3 choices in this contest, in order to be sure George Gascon is not elected.

no consensus on A
NO on B
NO on C
NO on D
NO on E
NO on F
no consensus on G
NO on H

You can read the full Voter Guide (PDF file), including articles by Greens, by clicking on the image below:


Read more: November 2011 Endorsements

June 2012 Endorsements

The SF Green Party has made the following endorsements for the June 2012 election:

(see longer explanations for the propositions below)


Prop A (garbage contract) - No


Prop B (Coit tower) - Yes


Prop 28 (term limit reform) - Yes


Prop 29 (cigarette tax) - Yes


President.  Although the corporate parties have wrapped up their primaries, we still have a close contest between physician Jill Stein and actor/comedian Rosanne Barr.  We generally do not make endorsements in a contested Green Party primary, but we hosted a presidential debate on May 12.  You can watch the debate below and decide for yourself!




Congress, CD8 - Barry Hermanson (Green Party).

Barry Hermanson is a long-time Green activist, who is perhaps best known for his work on the Living Wage Coalition, and for co-authoring San Francisco's minimum wage ordinance. As a result of this successful ballot initiative, we now have the highest minimum wage of any big city in the US. Barry has recently been actively campaigning for Medicare for All, and for a huge decrease in US military spending (starting with an end to our foreign wars and occupations).


The top two finishers in the June election will be the only candidates on the ballot this November.  Let's vote to have Barry face off against Nancy Pelosi on issues like jobs, immigration, medical cannabis, taxes, and public education, rather than some Republican!


Read more: June 2012 Endorsements