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Candidates’ Training Sessions for the November 2015 Election

  • Wednesday, February 4, 2015
    3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    25 Van Ness, Suite 70
    (R.S.V.P. by 2/2/15*)
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2015
    3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    City Hall, Room 421
    (R.S.V.P. by 4/3/2015*)
  • Thursday, June 4, 2015
    12 Noon to 1:30 PM
    25 Van Ness, Suite 70
    (R.S.V.P. by 6/1/15*)
  • Tuesday, July 7, 2015
    11 AM to 12:30 PM
    City Hall, Room 421
    (R.S.V.P. by 7/1/15*)
  • Thursday, August 13, 2015
    12 Noon to 1:30 PM
    City Hall, Room 421
    (R.S.V.P. by 8/10/15*)

What is the purpose of the Candidates’ Training?

Candidates for City elective office and their treasurers must attend a training conducted by the Ethics Commission prior to each election in which the candidate’s name will appear on the ballot.  An individual who serves as the treasurer for more than one committee is not required to attend a training if that individual has attended such a training within the previous 12 months. (See San Francisco Campaign & Governmental Conduct Code § 1.107.)

Campaign managers, consultants, volunteers and other representatives are encouraged to attend.


The first part of this training will focus on campaign finance requirements that apply to all candidates.


Part II will describe the voluntary expenditure ceiling, which is applicable only in the elections for offices other than the Board of Supervisors and Mayor.


These portions will focus on required forms for candidates for the Board of Supervisors and Mayor and will provide an overview of the Supervisorial and Mayoral Public Financing Programs.

When you R.S.V.P to the Ethics Commission, please provide the names of all the people who will attend, emails, phone numbers, and the office sought by the candidate.

San Francisco Ethics Commission
25 Van Ness Ave., Suite 220
(415) 252-3100

*An R.S.V.P. is required to aid in reducing paper waste so that the correct number of handouts are duplicated for participants.  Therefore, if you are planning to attend, please sign up no later than the dates mentioned above.

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