Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Public Defender Dashboard – November 4, 2014 Election

The Public Defender represents some persons who cannot afford to pay their own lawyer. The Public Defender represents: persons accused of crimes,
juveniles in legal actions, and persons in mental health hearings.

The term of office for the Public Defender is four years. The Public Defender is currently paid $222,361 per year.

Qualified Candidates for Public Defender

  • Jeff Adachi (Incumbent)

About the Campaign Finance Data

Candidate controlled committees and committees primarily formed to support or oppose ballot measures are required to file electronic financial statements with the Ethics Commission. Statements are stored in a database and are available for public review on the Commission’s web site.

The graphs on this site are interactive. Move your mouse over the graph to reveal contextual information. Click the expand button to view or download the underlying data. The magnifying glass below each chart allows you to search within a graph or table for a specific committee or value. You can also embed a graph or table in your own web site or blog.

The datasets used to build the graphs or tables are available for download in their entirety from To view or download a dataset, click the expand button below each graph or table to open and click on the “Based on” link under the page title.

Total Contributions

As of the last reporting deadline.

Total Expenditures

As of the last reporting deadline.

Contributors to Candidate Committees

Contributors with cumulative contributions to a committee of less than $100 are not listed below. Click the magnifying glass underneath the table to search.

Third-Party Spending

Independent Expenditures, electioneering communications, or member communications.

Candidates that Accepted the Voluntary Expenditure Ceiling

The ceiling is not in place.

Candidate Committee Cash Balances

As of the last reporting deadline.

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