A capacity crowd of about 200 people showed up to hear all eight candidates for district supervisor debate the issues of the day (sometimes raucously) on Wednesday, September 19.
(Videos from the debate available on our Election Resources page.)
The debate was organized by a coalition of neighborhood groups: D5 Action, the Fillmore Neighborhood Association, the Cathedral Hill Neighbors Association, the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council and the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association.
Candidates completed a questionnaire before the debate, and their responses were compared on a chart handed out at the event. To find out where all of the candidates stand, see our Election Resources page. The questionnaire and the chart were compiled by Dr. Justin Morgan.
There was time to chat with the candidates before the debate.
(Photos courtesy of Ace Photos.) (Click on photos to enlarge.)
Special thanks to Majeid Crawford and Erris Eggerly of the Fillmore Neighborhood Association.
And thanks to the West Bay Conference Center, Chef Henry Howard of Red Rose Catering, Leonard Priestly and Tempe Priestly of Excellent Security Services, and Caronda Daggs for help with sound.
Thanks also to Dr. Justin Morgan for his outstanding work in designing the debate and preparing information on the candidates' voting records, among many other contributions.
Dr. Morgan kicked off the debate.
It was moderated by Tim Redmond of the Bay Guardian.
Jose Ricardo Bondoc, SF Newsfeed
Justin Morgan, D5 Action and Fillmore Neighborhood Association
Marlayne Morgan, Cathedral Hill Neighbors Association
Chris Vasquez, D5 Resident and Board Member, Alice B Toklas LGBT Democratic Club
David Trotman, D5 Resident.
The last question of the evening came from the audience. Candidates were asked who would get their second- and third-choice votes.
Christina Olague chose John Rizzo and Daniel Everett.
Daniel Everett chose Thea Selby and Christina Olague.
Julian Davis said he would endorse John Rizzo and Thea Selby.
John Rizzo chose Julian Davis, Thea Selby and London Breed.
Thea Selby chose John Rizzo and Hope Johnson.
Hope Johnson said Andrew Resignato and John Rizzo or Julian Davis.
Andrew Resignato chose only Hope Johnson.
London Breed chose Julian Davis and John Rizzo.