On February 15, residents of San Francisco's Assembly District 17 will go to the polls to vote for a new assemblymember. The election is being held to fill the vacancy in that office when Assemblymember David Chiu resigned to become San Francisco's city attorney.
There are four candidates, and we reached out to all of them with a Candidate Questionnaire. We asked if they would be willing to help alleviate the medallion debt crisis and do more about regulating TNCs. Three of the four responded. Although we are not endorsing a candidate, we're making their views available to taxi drivers and our supporters. Click on the links below to read their responses.
Thank you, David, Matt, and Thea for taking the time to respond and for your supportive answers! We would have liked to have heard from Bilal.
This is a special primary election. If no candidate receives a simple majority of the votes (50% +1), the top two vote-getters will face off in a a special general election on April 19.
Assembly District 17 is wholly within San Francisco, roughly the eastern half. If you don't know which district you live in, click here to find out.
If you missed the deadline to register, you can still vote by completing a Conditional Voter Registration either on Election Day or at an early voting location. See instructions here.
If you are a resident of AD 17, VOTE!