SF Endorsements

We collected all the endorsements and voter guides for the June, 2022 San Francisco local, state, and national elections in one place for every political affiliation

SF Endorsements is an independent, non-partisan source that shows endorsements from many organizations for the 2020 San Francisco municipal elections and ballot propositions. Endorsements are roughly ranked by their rankings when I did a Google search for "SF endorsements". We're not affiliated with any of the organizations or sources listed.

SF Endorsements is maintained by Peter Xu (co-founder of Wanderlog, a tool to plan vacation travel). Get in touch at peter@wanderlog.com if you have any suggestions or if you find any inaccuracies!

(Past endorsements: February 2022; November 2020; March 2020; November 2019)


Note: we're still missing endorsements for a few organizations (SF Housing Action Coalition, Tech Workers Voter Guide, and District 11 Democratic Club) who had endorsed in the past. If they've released endorsements, email Peter and we'll add them!
Organizations whose websites explain the reasoning behind their endorsements are highlighted in gray with an info icon.

National and major statewide races

OrganizationUS SenatorHouse CA-11House CA-15GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Eleni KounalakisShirley WeberRob Bonta
Rob Bonta
Alex PadillaNancy PelosiKevin MullinGavin NewsomEleni KounalakisShirley WeberRob Bonta
Alex PadillaLuis RodriguezMohammad ArifRob Bonta
Rob Bonta
Alex PadillaNancy PelosiKevin MullinGavin NewsomEleni KounalakisShirley WeberRob Bonta
John ParkerLuis RodriguezMohammad ArifGary BlennerDan Kapelovitz
David Canepa
Eleni KounalakisShirley WeberRob Bonta
Alex PadillaNancy PelosiKevin MullinGavin NewsomEleni KounalakisShirley WeberRob Bonta
Alex PadillaNancy PelosiGavin NewsomEleni KounalakisShirley WeberRob Bonta
Alex PadillaNancy PelosiEmily BeachGavin NewsomEleni KounalakisShirley WeberRob Bonta
John DennisGus MattamalBrian Dahle
Alex PadillaNancy PelosiGavin NewsomEleni KounalakisShirley WeberRob Bonta
Alex PadillaNancy PelosiDavid CanepaGavin NewsomShirley WeberRob Bonta
Alex PadillaNancy PelosiKevin MullinGavin NewsomEleni KounalakisShirley WeberRob Bonta
Alex PadillaNancy PelosiGavin NewsomEleni KounalakisShirley WeberRob Bonta
Alex PadillaNancy PelosiKevin MullinGavin NewsomEleni KounalakisShirley WeberRob Bonta
Alex PadillaNancy PelosiGavin NewsomEleni KounalakisShirley WeberRob Bonta
Alex PadillaNancy PelosiGavin NewsomEleni KounalakisShirley WeberRob Bonta
Alex PadillaNancy PelosiGavin NewsomEleni KounalakisShirley WeberRob Bonta

Other state and local races

OrganizationControllerTreasurerInsurance CommissionerEqualization DistrictSchools SuperintendentCity Attorney
Ron GalperinMarc LevineTony Thurmond
Malia CohenFiona MaRicardo LaraSally LieberTony ThurmondDavid Chiu
Ron GalperinMeghann AdamsNathalie HriziSally LieberMarco Amaral
David Chiu
Malia CohenFiona MaRicardo LaraMichela Alioto-PierDavid Chiu
Laura WellsMeghann AdamsNathalie HriziMarco Amaral
Laura WellsNathalie Hrizi
Ricardo LaraSally LieberTony Thurmond
Malia CohenFiona MaRicardo LaraMichela Alioto-Pier
Sally Lieber
Tony Thurmond
Malia CohenFiona MaRicardo LaraSally LieberTony Thurmond
David Chiu
Malia CohenFiona MaRicardo LaraSally LieberTony ThurmondDavid Chiu
David Chiu
Malia CohenFiona MaMarc LevineTony ThurmondDavid Chiu
Malia CohenRicardo LaraTony ThurmondDavid Chiu
Malia CohenFiona MaRicardo LaraMichela Alioto-PierTony ThurmondDavid Chiu
Malia CohenFiona MaMichela Alioto-PierTony ThurmondDavid Chiu
Malia CohenFiona MaRicardo LaraSally LieberTony ThurmondDavid Chiu
Malia CohenFiona MaRicardo LaraSally LieberTony ThurmondDavid Chiu
Malia CohenFiona MaMichela Alioto-PierDavid Chiu
Malia CohenFiona MaRicardo LaraSally LieberTony ThurmondDavid Chiu

San Francisco ballot measures and propositions

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About the endorsers

Organization and linkDescription
San Francisco ChronicleMajor San Francisco Bay Area daily newspaper with the largest average daily circulation
San Francisco ExaminerFree San Francisco daily newspaper published since 1863
Democratic Party (SF)Local branch of the Democratic Party, the dominant party in San Francisco and the more liberal/left-leaning of the two major US parties
San Francisco Bay GuardianOnline-only newspaper that reports and promotes left-wing, progressive issues
SF League of Pissed Off VotersA group of political enthusiasts formed with the goal of building a progressive majority in San Francisco government
YIMBY ActionPro-housing advocates trying to increase supply of housing and bring down cost of living
GrowSFGroup of volunteers who want San Francisco to invest in growth, with focus on more housing, better transit, and reducing homelessness
Green Party (SF)SF chapter of the national Green Party: part of the Green movement that works to encourage non-violence, ecological respect, grassroots democracy, and social justice
SF BerniecratsGroup founded by Bernie Sanders supporters from the 2016 election to support a populist, progressive movement on the Left
SF Tenants UnionNon-profit that advocates for and educates renters and tenants on their rights
Sierra ClubThe San Francisco Bay Chapter is the local branch of the Sierra Club, America's largest and most effective grassroots environmental organization
SF Labor CouncilLocal body of the AFL-CIO labor union federation: consists of 150 unions representing 100,000 members in the Bay Area
SEIU 1021Local chapter of the Service Employers International Union, representing 60,000 members in Northern California
SF League of Conservation VotersNon-profit that seeks to protect and improve the local environment, including public transit, public spaces, natural resources, and sustainability
SF Women's Political CommitteeLargest women's organization in SF that promotes women in leadership, gender parity, and women's issues
SPUR (Planning / Urban Research Association)A civic planning organization that promotes good urban planning (affordable housing, controlled sprawl, better transit) in the Bay Area
League of Women Voters of SFOrganization that encourages voting and informed participation in politics: formed originally as part of suffrage movement in early 1900s
SF Bicycle CoalitionBicycle education and advocacy group that aims to make San Francisco a more bicycle-friendly city
SF Republican PartyLocal branch of the Republican Party, the more conservative/right-leaning of the two major US parties
Potrero Hill Democratic ClubDemocratic Party club founded in 2007 representing Potrero Hill
Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic ClubDemocratic Party club that supports LGBTQ and progressive issues and people of marginalized backgrounds
United Democratic ClubDemocratic Party club founded in 2016 that represents a diverse group of Democrats advancing goals of social justice, protecting the vulnerable, and providing economic opportunity for all
Ed M. Lee Asian Pacific Democratic ClubDemocratic Party club that hopes to engage Asian Pacific Islanders (API) and support API leaders
Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic ClubFirst LGBT-centered Democratic Party club in the country; advocates for LGBT issues and candidates
Bernal Heights Democratic ClubDemocratic Club founded in 1988 in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco
Chinese American Democratic ClubDemocratic Club established in 1958 that advances causes of the Chinese American community
Eastern Neighborhoods Democratic ClubDemocratic Club established by certain residents of eastern SF -- Districts 3, 6, and 10 (North Beach through FiDi/SOMA, Potrero, and Bayview/Hunters Point)