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News Release: “San Francisco Democrats elect Mary Jung chair, as newly elected DCCC members take office”

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Should a one-party town have its elected officials reflect “unity and common purpose?”

That’s the Question of the Day.

(I’ll bet PG&E lobbyist Willie Brown would answer in the affirmative.)

Deets below.

Wednesday evening, 455 Golden Gate Avenue:

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“San Francisco Democrats elect Mary Jung chair, as newly elected DCCC members take office
Committee reflects ‘unity and common purpose’ in 2012 to re-elect Obama, help Pelosi reclaim Speakership, and make a difference on key state ballot measures
SAN FRANCISCO (July 27, 2012) — California Democratic Party Chair John Burton administered the oath of office to the newly elected members of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee Wednesday night at the first general meeting of the local Democratic Party’s governing board following the June 5th Primary Election.  

Veteran Democratic activist Mary Jung was unanimously elected to serve as the San Francisco Democratic Party’s chair, and several DCCC members were elected to fill leadership roles that will be critical to the local party’s success heading into the November 2012 General Election.  Top priorities discussed at the public meeting include re-electing President Obama, returning the Speakership to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi by helping reclaim a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, and pushing to expand the number of Democratic voters citywide.  

“I’m honored to serve as Chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party, and I look forward to working hard with my fellow Democrats in an election year with so much at stake,” said Party Chair Mary Jung.    ”San Francisco Democrats elected a terrific team to lead our county central committee, and I think it reflects a spirit of unity and common purpose.  I’m confident in our ability to help return President Obama to the White House, make Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Speaker again, re-elect Senator Feinstein, and pass Gov. Brown’s revenue measure so California can maintain vital public services, restore quality education for all, and support our most vulnerable.”

Other officers elected at the general meeting held at the California State Office Building’s Milton Marks Auditorium on Golden Gate Avenue are: First Vice-Chair (Finance) Zoe Dunning; Second Vice-Chair (Issues) Alix Rosenthal; Third Vice-Chair (Voter Registration) Trevor McNeil; Fourth Vice-Chair (Club Chartering and Development) Leah Pimentel; Recording Secretary Kat Anderson; Treasurer Tom Hsieh; Corresponding Secretary Matt Dorsey; and Parliamentarian Arlo Hale Smith.  Rafael Mandelman will serve on the DCCC’s Slate Card Committee along with the Chair and Treasurer.  A committee tasked with proposing party bylaw changes to incorporate requirements of the Ralph M. Brown Act, which assures public access and participation in local government public meetings, will include David Chiu, Arlo Hale Smith, Matt Dorsey and Hene Kelly.  That ad hoc committee will seek to fully harmonize local party bylaws with relevant provisions of state law to address concerns that the election of six members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to the DCCC may occasionally trigger Brown Act requirements. 

The committee also adopted two resolutions: one in support of placing AB 1648, a campaign finance reform measure known as the DISCLOSE Act, on the California ballot; and another expressing the Democratic Party’s support for City College of San Francisco.  

About the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee
San Francisco’s Democratic County Central Committee, or DCCC, is the governing body of the local Democratic Party as defined in California’s Government Code and Elections Code.  The DCCC is comprised of local Democrats elected by voters in each Assembly District, as well as partisan-level Democratic elected officials and nominees who serve as Ex-Officio Officers.  Current members elected from the 17th Assembly District are: John Avalos, David Campos, David Chiu, Malia Cohen, Petra DeJesus, Matt Dorsey, Bevan Dufty, Zoe Dunning, Leslie Katz, Rafael Mandelman, Carole Migden, Leah Pimentel, Alix Rosenthal, and Scott Wiener.  Members elected from the 19th Assembly District are: Kat Anderson, Kelly Dwyer, Bill Fazio, Tom Hsieh, Mary Jung, Hene Kelly, Meagan Levitan, Eric Mar, Trevor McNeil and Arlo Hale Smith.  Ex Officio members are: U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, Attorney General Kamala Harris, State Senators Leland Yee and Mark Leno, and Assemblymembers Fiona Ma and Tom Ammiano. 

Additional information is available online at: http://www.sfdemocrats.org/

Sharmin Bock, Bill Fazio, David Onek, and Vu Trinh Set to Star at UC Hastings Debate Wednesday – But Where’s Gascon?

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

See, District Attorney George Gascon doesn’t want to pull one of these, so that’s why he’s going to blow off the last DA’s debate.

(Or maybe he’ll show, I don’t know.)

Anyway, head over there tomorrow or watch on the livestream, why not?

Your handy map of McAllister Street’s UC Hastings:

All the deets:

“San Francisco District Attorney Candidates Debate: A Roundtable Discussion for the Legal Community

Start: 10/26/2011 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 200 McAllister, Alumni Reception Center

UC Hastings College of the Law is pleased to host the last San Francisco district attorney debate for this election. This roundtable discussion will focus on policy issues affecting the City’s criminal justice system in an era of state and local budget austerity. The questions will be developed by UC Hastings students in collaboration with UC Hastings’ nationally renowned expert in criminal law and criminal procedure, Professor Rory Little and other UC Hastings faculty.  Time permitting, attendees may have an opportunity to submit questions to be asked at the end of the debate. Professor Rory Little will moderate.

This event is free, open to the public, and will be livestreamed through this event listing. 

These candidates have agreed to attend:

  1. Sharmin Bock
  2. Bill Fazio
  3. David Onek
  4. Vu Trinh

An invitation has been extended to District Attorney George Gascon.  

Sponsored by:

  • UC Hastings Students
  • UC Hastings Criminal Law Society
  • UC Hastings Democrats
  • UC Hastings Center for State and Local Government Law
  • UC Hastings College of the Law

UC Hastings is committed to making its facilities and events accessible in compliance with the ADA.”

Who’s That Chick That’s Rocking Kicks? She’s Gotta Be From Out of Town – The Race for District Attorney

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Can I tell you what we need to see now (like right now, and not some time later) in the District Attorney’s race? We need to see ads from George Gascon‘s Big Three challengers that look something like this:

X Sharmin Bock

X Bill Fazio 

David Onek 

See how that works? What you all need to say, in so many words, is, “Vote for me and the other two but don’t vote for incumbent George Gascon.”*

And who cares what order the names are listed in? Just list your own name first in your own ads and let identity politics take care of things – so, lots of women for Sharmin, libs for David and most of the rest for Bill. Howzat?

It’s simple game theory, people! Are you happy to fight for second place (and merely be the Best of the Rest) or do you want to have a chance of actually winning?

Instead of that kind of thing, what we’re getting is less-ambitious coordinated actions, like this one yesterday on the steps of City Hall:  

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Seems kind of weak to attack the District Attorney’s right to appeal a ruling, especially on an issue that could be a close call, one that the DA has a chance to win. Eventually, we’ll find out every last detail about this issue, but that might come after the election. Oh well.

Now, let’s see here, wasn’t it Sharmin Bock who went to George and said give me a job or I’ll run against you? Something like that. And what else, oh, was there some deal with Sharmin working in Alameda County, maybe in the southern part, ’round about Hayward, where maybe some high level city officials weren’t too pleased with how some witness(es) in some sex crime(s) case(s) were, uh, what’s the word** here, uh, managed? Handled? Prepared? Something like that.

Anyway, by the time I made it over to City Hall yesterday, things were winding down and straight-outta-the-510*** George Gascon Spokesperson Maggie Muir started to dominate the dojo.

See?

So both sides said exactly what you’d have expected them to say. We’re going to need to see more facts to discover who’s in the right.

*Otherwise, it’s game over man, game over.

**Robotic cockpit voice: “Danger, danger, possibly defamatory. Pull up, pull up!”

***George! Repetid después de mi: “I AM A DEMOCRAT, NOT A REPUBLICAN [ANYMORE]. I LIVE AND WORK IN SAN FRANCISCO, NOT ANYWHERE ELSE [ANYMORE].” Repeat as necessary. You couldn’t find a San Franciscan to spin for you? Was Maggie selected by Willie or Rose? Mmmmm… 

Like “Who’s that chick that’s rockin’ kicks
She’s gotta be from out of town