Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Press Release – August 11, 2008 – Ethics Commission Announces Names of Board of Supervisors Candidates Who Agreed to Abide by The Voluntary Spending Limit

                                        PRESS RELEASE

For release:
August 11, 2008

Contact:
John St. Croix
(415) 252-3100

Ethics Commission Announces Names of Board of Supervisors Candidates Who Agreed to Abide by The Voluntary Spending Limit

The Ethics Commission today announced the names of candidates for the Board of Supervisors who have agreed to abide by the $140,000 voluntary spending limit. Local law requires candidates who are running for the Board of Supervisors in the November 4, 2008 election to submit forms to the Ethics Commission by August 8, 2008 to indicate whether they accept or not accept the voluntary expenditure ceiling. The chart below lists the names of candidates who qualified for the ballot for each supervisorial district and a mark to indicate whether the candidate has accepted or not accepted the spending limit. The voluntary spending limit for each race is $140,000. Candidates running for the Board of Education or the Community College Board are not listed below because the Department of Elections has extended the deadline for filing nomination papers in these races.

S.F. Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Section 1.128 requires that the Voter Information Pamphlet include a notice indicating whether a candidate has accepted the voluntary expenditure ceiling. For candidates who have accepted the ceiling, the notice will state: "The above candidate has accepted the City's voluntary spending limit."  For candidates who have not accepted the ceiling, the notice will state:  "The above candidate has NOT accepted the City's voluntary spending limit."  If a candidate was precluded from accepting or rejecting the limits because the expenditure ceiling for a particular race was lifted before the candidate filed the statement, the notice for that candidate will state:  "The voluntary spending limit was lifted before this candidate decided whether to accept or not accept the limit." 

Candidate

Accepted

Has Not Accepted

Board of Supervisors - District 1

Nicholas Belloni

x

 

Sherman D'Silva

x

 

George Flamik

x

 

Fidel Gakuba

x

 

Jason Jungreis

x

 

Brian J. Larkin

x

 

Sue Lee

x

 

Eric Mar

x

 

Alicia Wang

x

 

Board of Supervisors - District 3

Joseph Alioto Jr.

 

x

Claudine Cheng

 

x

David Chiu

x

 

Mike DeNunzio

 

x

Anthony F. Gantner

x

 

Lynn Jefferson

x

 

Denise McCarthy

 

x

Wilma Pang

x

 

Mark Quessey

 

x

Board of Supervisors - District 4

Carmen Chu

 

x

Ron Dudum

x

 

David Ferguson

x

 

Board of Supervisors - District 5

Rob Anderson

x

 

Ross Mirkarimi

x

 

Owen O'Donnell

 

x

Board of Supervisors - District 7

Sean Elsbernd

 

x

Julian P. Lagos

x

 

Billy Bob Whitmer

The spending limit was lifted before this candidate decided whether to accept or not accept the limit.

Board of Supervisors - District 9

David Campos

x

 

Vern Mathews

x

 

Eric Quezada

x

 

Eva Royale

x

 

Mark Sanchez

x

 

Eric Storey

x

 

Thomas Valtin

x

 

Board of Supervisors - District 11

John Avalos

x

 

Adrian Bermudez

x

 

Mary M. Goodnature

x

 

Eli Horn

x

 

Randall Knox

x

 

Myrna Lim

x

 

Julio Ramos

x

 

Ahsha Safai

x

 

 

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The Ethics Commission, established in November 1993, serves the public, City employees and officials and candidates for public office through education and enforcement of ethics laws. Its duties include: filing and auditing of campaign finance disclosure statements, lobbyist and campaign consultant registration and regulation, administration of the public financing program, whistleblower program, conflict of interest reporting, investigations and enforcement, education and training, advice giving and statistical reporting.

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