SF Endorsements

We collected all the endorsements and voter guides for the November, 2020 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: March 2020; November 2019)


Organizations whose websites explain the reasoning behind their endorsements are highlighted in gray with an info icon.

National and state races

OrganizationPresidentCongress (House) CA-12Congress (House) CA-14State Senate 11State Assembly 17State Assembly 19
Joe BidenNancy PelosiScott WienerDavid Chiu
Nancy PelosiJackie SpeierScott WienerDavid ChiuPhil Ting
Joe BidenJackie FielderPhil Ting
David ChiuPhil Ting
Scott WienerDavid ChiuPhil Ting
Jackie Fielder
Joe BidenJackie SpeierJackie Fielder
Nancy PelosiDavid ChiuPhil Ting
Joe BidenNancy PelosiJackie SpeierScott WienerDavid ChiuPhil Ting
Scott WienerDavid ChiuPhil Ting
Jackie Fielder
David ChiuPhil Ting
Joe BidenNancy PelosiJackie SpeierScott WienerDavid Chiu
Donald TrumpJohn McDonnell
Joe BidenNancy PelosiJackie SpeierJackie FielderDavid ChiuPhil Ting
Joe BidenNancy Pelosi
Joe BidenNancy PelosiJackie SpeierScott WienerDavid ChiuPhil Ting
Joe BidenNancy PelosiJackie SpeierScott WienerDavid ChiuPhil Ting
Joe BidenNancy PelosiJackie SpeierScott WienerDavid ChiuPhil Ting
Joe BidenNancy PelosiJackie SpeierScott WienerDavid ChiuPhil Ting
Joe BidenNancy PelosiScott WienerDavid Chiu

San Francisco Supervisor Districts

OrganizationSupervisor District 1Supervisor District 3Supervisor District 5Supervisor District 7Supervisor District 9Supervisor District 11
Marjan Philhour
Veronica Shinzato

David Lee

Connie Chan
Aaron PeskinVallie Brown
Daniel Landry
Joel Engardio
Ben Matranga

Emily Murase

Myrna Melgar
Hillary RonenAhsha Safai
Connie ChanAaron PeskinDean PrestonMyrna Melgar
Vilaska Nguyen
Hillary RonenJohn Avalos
Ahsha Safai
Connie ChanAaron PeskinDean PrestonVilaska NguyenHillary RonenJohn Avalos
Connie ChanAaron PeskinDean PrestonVilaska Nguyen
Myrna Melgar
Hillary RonenJohn Avalos
Dean Preston
Daniel Landry
John Avalos
Marjan PhilhourDanny SauterVallie BrownMyrna MelgarAhsha Safai
Connie ChanAaron PeskinDean PrestonVilaska Nguyen
Myrna Melgar
Hillary RonenJohn Avalos
Connie ChanAaron PeskinDean Preston
Nomvula O'Meara

Daniel Landry
Vilaska Nguyen
Myrna Melgar
Hillary RonenJohn Avalos
Connie ChanAaron PeskinDean PrestonVilaska Nguyen
Myrna Melgar

Ben Matranga
Hillary RonenAhsha Safai
Connie ChanAaron PeskinDean PrestonVilaska Nguyen
Myrna Melgar
Hillary RonenJohn Avalos
Connie ChanAaron PeskinDean PrestonMyrna MelgarHillary RonenJohn Avalos
Marjan PhilhourAaron PeskinVallie BrownMyrna MelgarHillary RonenAhsha Safai
Connie ChanAaron PeskinDean PrestonVilaska Nguyen
Myrna Melgar
Hillary RonenJohn Avalos
Danny SauterMyrna Melgar
Vilaska Nguyen
Hillary RonenJohn Avalos
Marjan Philhour
Veronica Shinzato
Danny SauterVallie BrownMyrna Melgar
Stephen Martin-Pinto
John Avalos
Connie ChanAaron PeskinDean PrestonVilaska Nguyen
Myrna Melgar
Hillary RonenJohn Avalos
Marjan PhilhourDanny SauterVallie BrownJoel EngardioAhsha Safai
Marjan PhilhourVallie BrownJoel Engardio
Emily Murase
Ahsha Safai
Aaron PeskinVallie Brown
Dean Preston
Myrna Melgar
Joel Engardio
Ahsha Safai
Hillary Ronen
Marjan Philhour
Veronica Shinzato

David Lee

Connie Chan
Dannie SauterVallie Brown
Daniel Landry
Joel Engardio
Ben Matranga

Emily Murase

Myrna Melgar
Ahsha Safai
Danny Sauter

Other local races

OrganizationCommunity College BoardBoard of EducationBART District 7BART District 9
Shanell Williams
Tom Temprano

Marie Hurabiell

Jeanette Quick
Jenny Lam
Kevine Boggess

Michelle Parker

Alida Fisher
Shanell Williams
Tom Temprano

Alan Wong

Han Zou
Kevine Boggess
Matt Alexander

Mark Sanchez

Jenny Lam
Lateefah SimonBevan Dufty
Tom Temprano
Anita Martinez

Alan Wong

Shanell Williams
Kevine Boggess
Matt Alexander

Mark Sanchez

Alida Fisher
Tom Temprano
Shanell Williams

Alan Wong

Han Zou
Kevine Boggess
Matt Alexander

Mark Sanchez

Alida Fisher
Lateefah SimonBevan Dufty
Aliya Chisti
Anita Martniez

Geramye Teeter
Matt Alexander
Kevine Boggess

Mark Sanchez
Lateefah SimonBevan Dufty
Tom Temprano
Shanell Williams

Alan Wong

Han Zou
Matt Alexander
Kevine Bogges

Alida Fisher
Tom Temprano
Anita Martinez

Aliya Chisti

Shanell Williams
Kevine Boggess
Matt Alexander

Mark Sanchez

Alida Fisher
Lateefah SimonBevan Dufty
Aliya Chisti
Tom Temprano

Shanell Williams

Alan Wong

Han Zou
Matt Alexander
Kevine Boggess

Jenny Lam

Mark Sanchez
Lateefah SimonBevan Dufty
Shanell Williams
Alan Wong

Tom Temprano

Han Zou
Matt Alexander
Kevine Boggess

Jenny Lam

Mark Sanchez
Lateefah SimonBevan Dufty
Aliya Chisti
Victor Olivieri

Tom Temprano

Alan Wong
Matt Alexander
Kevine Boggess

Jenny Lam

Michelle Parker
Lateefah SimonBevan Dufty
Shannell Williams
Tom Temprano

Aliya Chisti

Alan Wong
Jenny Lam
Kevine Boggess

Alida Fisher

Michelle Parker
Lateefah SimonBevan Dufty
Alan Wong
Anita Martinez

Aliya Chisti

Han Zhou
Mark Sanchez
Alida Fisher

Kevine Boggess

Matt Alexander
Lateefah Simon
Jeanette QuickMichelle ParkerLateefah Simon
Maria HurabiellJenny Lam
Michelle Parker
Sharon KiddDavid Wei Wen Young
Alan Wong
Shannell Williams

Tom Temprano

Han Zou
Kevine Boggess
Mark Sanchez

Alida Fisher
Bevan Dufty
Tom Temprano
Shannell Williams

Alan Wong

Han Zou
Matt Alexander
Kevine Boggess

Alida Fisher

Mark Sanchez
Lateefah SimonBevan Dufty
Tom Temprano
Shannell Williams

Alan Wong

Han Zou
Kevine Boggess
Alida Fisher

Mark Sanchez
Lateefah SimonBevan Dufty
Aliya Chisti
Victor Olivieri

Jeanette Quick

Tom Temprano
Matt Alexander
Alida Fisher

Jenny Lam

Michelle Parker
Lateefah Simon
Aliya Chisti
Tom Temprano

Shanell Williams

Alan Wong
Alida Fisher
Jenny Lam

Michelle Parker

Mark Sanchez
Lateefah SimonBevan Dufty
Anita Martinez
Alan Wong

Han Zou
Matt Alexander
Kevine Boggess

Alida Fisher

Mark Sanchez
Shanell Williams
Tom Temprano

Alan Wong

Anita Martinez
Mark Sanchez
Jenny Lam

Michelle Parker

Matt Alexander
Victor Olivieri
Aliya Christi

Jeanette Quick
Michelle Parker
Jenny Lam
Lateefah SimonNo Endorsement

California ballot measures and propositions (part 1)

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California ballot measures and propositions (part 2)

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NoNoNoYes

San Francisco ballot measures and propositions (part 1)

Organization
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San Francisco ballot measures and propositions (part 2)

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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
Sierra ClubThe San Francisco Bay Chapter is the local branch of the Sierra Club, America's largest and most effective grassroots environmental organization
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
YIMBY ActionPro-housing advocates trying to increase supply of housing and bring down cost of living
SF Tenants UnionNon-profit that advocates for and educates renters and tenants on their rights
SF Housing Action CoalitionPro-housing organization advocating for building new well-designed, well-located housing at all levels of affordability
SF League of Pissed Off VotersA group of political enthusiasts formed with the goal of building a progressive majority in San Francisco government
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
SF BerniecratsGroup founded by Bernie Sanders supporters from the 2016 election to support a populist, progressive movement on the Left
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
Tech Workers Voter GuideVoter guide written by a small group of tech voters in San Francisco
SF Republican PartyLocal branch of the Republican Party, the more conservative/right-leaning of the two major US parties
District 11 Democratic ClubDemocratic Party club representing SF District 11, covering Excelsior, Ocean View, Ingleside, and Visitacion Valley
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)