Saturday, March 23, 2024

Dean Preston for District 5 Supervisor receives early endorsement

Central City Democrats officially early endorse Dean Preston for District 5 Supervisor as the sole endorsement for the

November 5, 2024 Election


*Central City Democrats requires 60% for endorsements, a chartered Democratic Club

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Central City Democrats endorses Joe Biden for US President


Central City Endorsements for March 5, 2024

                                               March 5, 2024

Presidential Primary Election

Central City Democrats

US President - Joe Biden

US Senate - Adam Schiff

US Congress, District 11 - Nancy Pelosi

US Congress, District 15 - No Endorsement

CA State Senate, District 11 - No Endorsement

CA State Assembly, District 17 - Matt Haney

CA State Assembly, District 19 - David Lee

CA Superior Court Judge, Seat 1 - Michael I. Begert

CA Superior Court Judge, Seat 13 - No Endorsement

SFDCCC, Assembly District 17

John Avalos

Gloria Berry

Peter Gallotta

Jeremy Lee

SFDCCC, Assembly District 19

Sandra Fewer

Frances Hsieh

Hene Kelly

Gordon Mar

Proposition 1- YES

Behavioral Health Services

Measure A - YES

Affordable Housing Bond

Measure B – No Position

Police Officer Staffing Levels

Measure C – No Position
Real Estate Transfer Tax

Measure D – YES

Changes to Ethics Laws

Measure E – No Position

Police Department Policies and Procedures

Measure F - No

Drug Testing & Treatment for Public Assistance Recipients

Measure G - YES

Offering Algebra 1 to Eighth Graders 

*Central City Democrats requires 60% for endorsements, a chartered Democratic Club

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Marvis J. Phillips, recognized In Memory

Marvis Phillips recognized multiple times at San Francisco City Hall.

Marvis J. Phillips is a highly involved community activist and has been involved with the Alliance For A Better District 6 and urban planning coordinator for 45 years. He is the community watch block captain and does his neighborhood watch from his bedroom on the 12th floor and also from downstairs in his lobby. He really enjoys listening to metal and classic music. He participated in the Tech Allies program and is an avid Facebook user! He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.

Marvis Phillips, Celebration of Life


Marvis J. Phillips

August 30, 1955 to April 4, 2023

Central City Democrats

Co-Founder / Vice President

From 1989 to 2023, for 34 years, Marvis participated with the San Francisco Department of Elections and worked with other community groups in various capacities: Poll worker, register individuals to vote, voter education, held elections forums, candidate forums, ballot measure forums, and community outreach.

A celebration of life for Marvis J. Phillips is planned:

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 3:00PM (Please attend early to sign-in)

Alexander Residence, Community Room (Back of Lobby)

230 Eddy Street / Taylor, San Francisco, CA 94102

St. Boniface Church officiant will preside over memorial

reception will follow (a scheduled program will occur)

Celebration sponsored by TNDC and others

In Memory of Marvis Phillips Facebook group

More information can be found here:

Communications may be sent to:

Friends of Marvis Phillips

P.O. Box 420846

San Francisco, CA 94142-0846

Inquires and updates:

(415) 820-1412

Saturday, October 8, 2022

San Francisco District Attorney candidate John Hamasaki interview

 To find out more about District Attorney candidate John Hamasaki go to: 

Friday, October 7, 2022

San Francisco 2022 District 6 Board of Supervisors Candidate Forum


Candidates from left to right seated at the table speaking

Ms. Billy Cooper

Cherelle Jackson

Honey Mahogany

Matt Dorsey

Central City Democrats Official Endorsements for 11-8-22

 November 8, 2022 General Election

Central City Democrats Official Endorsements:


U.S. Senate
Alex Padilla

U.S. House of Representatives, CD11
Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House of Representatives, CD15

1) David Canepa

2) Kevin Mullin


Gavin Newsom

Lt. Governor
Eleni Kounalakis

California Secretary of State
Dr. Shirley Weber

California Treasurer
Fiona Ma

California Controller
Malia Cohen

California Attorney General
Rob Bonta

California Insurance Commissioner
Ricardo Lara

Superintendent of Public Instruction
Tony Thurmond

California Board of Equalization, District 2
Sally J. Lieber

California State Assembly, AD17
David Campos

California State Assembly, AD19
Phil Ting




Assessor-Recorder (Sole Endorsement)
Joaquin Torres

District Attorney (Sole Endorsement)  

John Hamaski

Public Defender (Sole Endorsement)
Mano Raju

District 8 BART Board of Directors (Sole Endorsement)
Janice Li

Board of Education (3 Seats)
Alida Fisher, Karen Fleshman, Lainie Motamedi

Community College Board (4-yr term) (3 Seats)
Vick Chung, Anita Martinez, Susan Solomon

Community College Board (2-yr term) (1 Seat)
Adolfo Valasquez

District 2 Supervisor (Sole Endorsement)
Catherine Stefani

District 4 Supervisor (Sole Endorsement)
Gordon Mar

District 6 Supervisor (Ranked Choice)
1) Cherelle Jackson

2) Ms. Billie Cooper

3) Honey Mahogany

District 8 Supervisor (Sole Endorsement)
Rafael Mandelman

District 10 Supervisor (Sole Endorsement)
Shamann Walton


Prop 1: Constitutional Right to Reproductive Freedom

Prop 26: Allows In-Person Roulette, Dice Games, Sports Wagering on Tribal Lands

Prop 27: Allows Online and Mobile Sports Wagering Outside Tribal Lands

Prop 28: Provides Additional Funding for Arts and Music Education in Public Schools

Prop 29: Requires On-Site Licensed Medical Professional at Kidney Dialysis Clinics and Establishes Other State Requirements

Prop 30: Provides Funding for Programs to Reduce Air Pollution and Prevent Wildfires by Increasing Tax on Personal Income Over $2 Million

Prop 31: Referendum On 2020 Law That Would Prohibit the Retail Sale of Certain Flavored Tobacco Products


Prop A: Retiree Supplemental Cost of Living Adjustment; Retirement Board Contract with Executive Director

Prop B: Public Works Department and Commission, Sanitation and Streets Department and Commission

Prop C: Homelessness Oversight Commission

Prop D: Affordable Homes Now

Prop E: Affordable Housing Production Act

Prop F: Library Preservation Fund

Prop G: Student Success Fund

Prop H: City Elections in Even-Numbered Years

Prop I: Vehicles on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park and the Great Highway

Prop J: Recreational Use of JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park

Prop K: Gross Receipts Taxes for Guaranteed Income Programs, Small Business Assistance, and Homeless Services

Prop L: Sales Tax for Transportation Projects

Prop M: Tax on Keeping Residential Units Vacant

Prop N: Golden Gate Park Underground Parking Facility; Golden Gate Park Concourse Authority

Prop O: Additional Parcel Tax for City College

*Central City Democrats requires 60% for endorsements, a chartered Democratic Club

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Assembly District 17 Candidate David Campos


San Francisco, at a ‘Critical Crossroads,’ Must Become ‘More Equitable’

Central City Democrats Endorsements for 2-15-22


                                   February 15, 2022

                       General Election Endorsements

-Endorse David Compos for Assembly District 17.

-Endorse Joaquín Torres for San Francisco Assessor-Recorder.

- Oppose the recall of Board of Education Commissioner Alison Collins.

- Oppose the recall of Board of Education President Gabriela López.

- Oppose the recall of Board of Education Vice President Faauuga Moliga.

*Central City Democrats requires 60% for endorsements, a chartered Democratic Club

Timeline of 2022 Elections:

Yes, there are a lot, and it’s confusing!

Feb 15 – 3 SF Board of Education Recall, AD-17 Special Election, Assessor-Recorder

Apr 19 – AD-17 Special Runoff Election

Jun 7 – District Attorney Recall, State Primary Elections (incl. regular AD-17 Primary), Federal Primary Elections

Nov 8 – Local Elections, State General Elections (incl. regular AD-17 General), Federal Primary Elections

Sunday, September 12, 2021

California Gubernatorial Recall Election - September 14, 2021

Community Partner with San Francisco's Department of Elections efforts

 Dear Community Partner,

Thank you for your collaboration with the San Francisco Department of Elections in providing registration and voting information to City residents. This is a reminder that the deadline to register to vote or update registration information and receive a ballot in the mail for September 14, 2021, California Gubernatorial Recall Election is today, August 30, 2021!
To facilitate registration and provide information about voting options in the upcoming election, the Department of Elections’ Outreach Team will be hosting voter registration pop-up events at the following locations:
Monday, August 30, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Portsmouth Square, Washington St. at Walter U Lum Pl
Boeddeker Park, 246 Eddy St.
Dolores Park, Dolores St. at 19th St.
Precita Park, Folsom St. at Precita Ave.
Bayview Hunters Point YMCA, 1601 Lane St.
Additionally, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., the Department of Elections will host a registration event in front of City Hall on the corner of Grove and Polk Streets. Elections staff will facilitate the collection of voter registration applications and vote-by-mail ballots, provide voter registration applications as well as information about the September 14 election and election-related services.
Eligible residents can register to vote online at before midnight on August 30 or by submitting a paper voter registration application to the Department of Elections in person or by mail (mailed registration applications must be postmarked on or before August 30, 2021).
Per recent amendments to the state constitution, otherwise eligible California residents on parole may now register to vote. The current requirements to register to vote in California are, therefore:
• A United States citizen and a resident of California,
• At least 18 years old before or on the day of the election,
• Not currently serving a state or federal prison term for the conviction of a felony, and
• Not currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court.
Lastly, the Outreach Team is happy to continue providing voter education presentations and print materials. To discuss opportunities for collaborative voter outreach work, please email or call (415) 554-5685.

Saturday, December 12, 2020


Membership Levels

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Candidate for CA State Senate, Jackie Fielder

Central City Democrats Endorsements for 11-3-20



November 3, 2020 General Election Endorsements

United States President & Vice President: Joe Biden & Kamala Harris

U.S. Congress, District 12: Shahid Buttar

U.S. Congress, District 14: Jackie Speier

CA State Senate, District 11: Jackie Fielder

CA State Assembly, District 17: David Chiu

CA State Assembly, District 19 Phil Ting

District 1 Supervisor: Connie Chan

District 3 Supervisor: Aaron Peskin

District 5 Supervisor: Dean Preston

District 7 Supervisor: Vilaska Nguyen

District 9 Supervisor: Hillary Ronen

District 11 Supervisor: John Avalos

School Board: Kevine Boggess, Alida Fisher, Mark Sanchez

Community College Board: Tom Temprano, Shanell Williams, Alan Wong, Han Zou

BART Board, District 7: Lateefah Simon

BART Board, District 9: Bevan Dufty

AC Transit Board of Directors, Ward 1: Jovanka Beckles

Proposition 14: Bonds authorizing $5.5 billion for state stem cell research. YES

Proposition 15: Tax commercial and industrial properties for education and local government funding. YES

Proposition 16: Repeal Proposition 209 and allow for more diversity. YES

Proposition 17: Restore the right to vote to ex-prisoners. YES

Proposition 18: Permit people 17-years-old the right to vote in primaries and special elections. YES

Proposition 19: Property tax transfers, exemptions, and revenue for wildfire agencies. YES

Proposition 20: Restrict parole for non-violent offenders. NO

Proposition 21: Expand local government's ability to enact rent control. YES

Proposition 22: Exempt app-based transportation and delivery companies from providing employee benefits. NO

Proposition 23: State requirements for kidney dialysis clinics. NO

Proposition 24: Establish the California Privacy Protection Agency. NO

Proposition 25: Replace money bail with a system based on public safety and flight risk. YES

Measure A: Health and homelessness, parks, and streets bond. YES

Measure B: Create a Public Works Commission and a Department and Commission of Sanitation and Streets. YES

Measure C: Remove citizenship requirements for members of city bodies. YES

Measure D: Sheriff's Department oversight. YES

Measure E: Remove the minimum police staffing requirement. YES

Measure F: Business tax overhaul. YES

Measure G: Authorize youths aged 16 and 17 to vote in municipal elections. YES

Measure H: Neighborhood commercial districts and city permitting. NEUTRAL

Measure I: Real estate transfer tax. YES

Measure J: Parcel Tax for SFUSD. YES

Measure K: Affordable housing authorization. YES

Measure L: Business tax based on a comparison of top executive's pay to employees' pay. YES

Measure RR: Cal Train sales tax. YES

Former Vice President Joe Biden is running for president to restore the soul of the nation

Thursday, February 13, 2020

March 3, 2020 Central City Democrats official endorsements

Central City Democrats 
March 3rd, 2020 Presidential Primary Election Endorsements*

U.S. President: Bernie Sanders
U.S. Congress, District 12: Shahid Buttar
CA State Senate, District 11: Jackie Fielder
CA State Senate, District 17: David Chiu
Superior Court Judge, Seat 1: Maria Evangelista
Superior Court Judge, Seat 18: Michelle Tong
Superior Court Judge, Seat 21: Carolyn Gold

SF DCCC AD 17: can vote for up to 14 seats**
David Campos
Peter Gallotta
Shaun Haines
Frances Hsieh
Anabell Ibanez
Honey Mahogany
Sophie Maxwell
Kevin Oritz

State Measures:
Proposition 13: Bonds Repairs: Yes!

Local Measures:
Measure A: City College Earthquake Bond: Yes!
Measure B: Earthquake Response Bond: Yes!
Measure C: Retiree Health Care Benefits: Yes!
Measure D: Vacancy Tax: Yes!
Measure E: Ordinance: Limits on Office Development: Yes!

*Represents clubs majority voting procedures

**No current office holder or candidates taking more than $500 from a single donor for their campaign were consider for club endorsement per DCCC bylaws.

Central City Democrats endorse Shahid Butter for US Representative

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Official November 5, 2019 Endorsements

Central City Democrats

November 5, 2019 Official Endorsements

City & County Offices
City & County Propositions
  • Prop A: $600M Affordable Housing Bond:YES
  • Prop B: Representation for Disabled and Aging Adults:YES
  • Prop C: Let Juul Write Vape Law “For The Children”:NO
  • Prop D:Traffic Tax on Lyft and Uber:YES
  • Prop E: Affordable Housing For Teachers and Families:YES
  • Prop F: Sunlight on Dark Money:YES
*Central City Demcorats requires 60% for endorsements, a chartered democratic club