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ENDORSEMENTS

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Former Assemblymember

TOM AMMIANO

“I’ve known Dean for years and worked with him extensively at the state and local level. He has a strong moral compass and would be a breath of fresh air in today’s politics. Dean’s a strong voice for the community, representing countless tenants for better housing conditions and against evictions, work that has been particularly important in the LGBT community. Dean’s also a public school parent and an advocate of public schools, something very important to me as a former teacher and school board member.  I’m proud to endorse his campaign, and after all he’s done as the director of Tenants Together, I’m excited to see what he will do in City Hall.”

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District 9 Supervisor

HILLARY RONEN

“Dean knows how to get things done. He proposed a groundbreaking right to counsel law for tenants as part of his platform when he first ran for office in 2016. Then, even though he narrowly lost that race, he followed through on his pledge. He wrote and passed Prop F giving every evicted renter in San Francisco the right to a free attorney.  If that’s what he can do as a candidate, I know he will really get things done for our community as a Supervisor.”

District 6 Supervisor

MATT HANEY

“As a former School Board Commissioner, I know that teacher evictions are a serious threat to the well being of our schools and students. Dean immediately recognized this problem, came up with a solution that had never been tried anywhere in the nation, and worked to craft legislation that protected our teachers from eviction during the school year. His kids are in public school, so he gets it. That’s the kind of leadership we need at City Hall.”

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Former State Senator

MARK LENO

“As the founder of California’s only statewide tenants group, Dean has played an important role in Sacramento as well as San Francisco. Together, we worked to reform the Ellis Act, stop real estate speculators from evicting long-term tenants, protect renters’ security deposits, and ban section 8 housing discrimination. Dean is one of the state’s leading housing experts, respected by allies and opponents alike. San Francisco will be fortunate to have a Supervisor of his skill and determination on the board.”

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Midtown Tenants Association*

MARY WATKINS

“Dean has been an outspoken advocate for Midtown since 2015. He’s joined us at our rallies, our protests, our fundraisers, our meetings, our annual barbecue,  and our holiday parties over the years. Midtown has a friend in Dean Preston. He was the one who stood up at our community meeting and got the mayor’s office to commit to not demolishing our homes if the majority of tenants didn’t want that. I support Dean because he’ll keep fighting for us at City Hall.”

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Delegate, AD 17

GLORIA BERRY,

“I was born and raised in the Western Addition, and the displacement of African Americans from this community breaks my heart. I was displaced from District 5 during a condo conversion. We cannot continue to elect politicians who are part of the failed machine at City Hall. Dean has been fighting displacement for two decades. We need him in city hall right now to stand up to the real estate speculators.”

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District 4 Supervisor

Gordon Mar

“For decades, Dean Preston has demonstrated his commitment to putting communities over corporations and working people over wealthy interests. He listens, and he leads on the issues that matter—lifting up our most vulnerable, and addressing the inequities and injustices that challenge us. We’d be lucky to have Dean on the Board of Supervisors, and I’m proud to endorse him.”

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District 8 Supervisor

RAFAEL

MANDELMAN

“Dean is a tenacious leader. He follows through on his commitments and he doesn’t back down from pressure. Dean is also a great listener. A good Supervisor listens to the community, and then pushes to get those needs met. Through his work with Neighbors United, the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association, and Affordable Divis, Dean has shown his belief that neighbors should have a strong voice in shaping their neighborhoods. I know that Dean will deliver for D5 residents and make sure their needs are heard loud and clear at City Hall.”

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Former D6 Supervisor

Jane Kim

"Dean is a neighborhood leader— whether it’s fighting for small businesses and against chain stores or advocating for smarter transit, Dean has been and continues to be a smart and dedicated advocate and organizer for his neighborhood and our City. When Dean champions something, he takes it to the finish line!"

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Executive Director of the San Francisco Tenants Union

DEEPA VARMA

"The Tenants Union enthusiastically endorses Dean for Supervisor
because he is one of strongest advocates protecting tenants in San
Francisco. He has worked directly with the Tenants Union to protect
tenants from eviction for over a decade. He has worked with us to
write state and local laws, fight for the right to counsel for
tenants, and make sure local tenant protection laws are enforced. Dean combines a deep understanding of the issues with a commitment to the people and brilliant strategic mind. Because of this track record, we know Dean will be a powerful tenant champion on the Board of Supervisors and boldly tackle the city's eviction and displacement crisis."

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Chair, SF Democratic Party*

DAVID CAMPOS

“Dean has literally spent his entire professional life keeping San Franciscans in their homes. And that’s not only a noble thing to do, it speaks to his dedication to our residents to keep them safe against corporate interests. Throughout the years, Dean has helped me sketch out legislation and strategize on protecting our democratic process from being overwhelmed by corporate interests. He’s a problem solver. If we want someone who’s going to fight for unions, public school families, transit, tenants and neighborhoods, that’s Dean.”

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Co-Chair, Affordable Divisadero

GUS HERNANDEZ

“Dean helped us found Affordable Divis as a response to the market rate developments proposed on Divisadero. Our neighborhood should be affordable for people who already live here, not just for those who can afford market rate housing. Dean has been a champion for our neighborhood and thanks to his help and leadership, we were able to successfully secure more affordable housing for Divisadero.”

DISTRICT 5 LEADERS

Lisa Awbrey

Steering Committee, Affordable Divis* and Neighbors United*

Judy b.

Writer & Activist

Gloria Berry

Community Leader

Giday Beshue & Nebiat Tesfazgi

D5 Small Business Owners

Jennifer Bolen

Democratic Socialists of America National Political Committee*

​Tab Buckner

Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club*

Renee Curran

Steering Committee, Neighbors United*

Yul Dorn, Pastor

Emmanuel Church of God and Christ*

London Elise

D5 Small Business Owner

Christin Evans

Haight Resident & owner of the Booksmith, Bindery and the Alembic

Hal Fischer

Lower Haight Honorary Mayor

Belann Giarretto

Director, Pacific Primary*

Ken Greenstein

Tenant Lawyer

Carolyn “Mitsi” Hanrahan

SFFD NERT* Coordinator

​Jason Henderson

Chair, Housing and Transportation Committee, Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association*

Gus Hernandez

Co-Chair, Affordable Divis*

Azam Kahn

D5 Small Business Owner

Spike Kahn

Pacific Felt Factory Arts Center & UNITED TO SAVE THE MISSION Our Mission No Eviction*

Quintin Mecke

Center for Biological Diversity*

Lorraine Petty

D5 Senior Advocate

Cathy Sullivan

Public School Teacher in D5

Mary Watkins

Midtown Tenants Association*

Rufus Watkins

Midtown Tenants Association*

Tes Welborn

President, Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council*; Coordinator, D5 Action*

Calvin Welch

Affordable housing advocate

Josh Wolf

Independent Journalist

David Woo

SOMCAN* and Neighbors United*

COMMUNITY ADVOCATES

FORMER & CURRENT

ELECTED OFFICIALS

Sandra Lee Fewer

District 1 Supervisor

Aaron Peskin

District 3 Supervisor

Gordon Mar

District 4 Supervisor

Matt Haney

District 6 Supervisor

Rafael Mandelman

District 8 Supervisor

Hillary Ronen

District 9 Supervisor

Tom Temprano

City College of San Francisco Trustee*

John Rizzo

City College of San Francisco Trustee*

David Campos

Chair of the Democratic Party*

Pramila Jayapal, Congresswoman

WA 7th Congressional District

Art Agnos

Former Mayor 

Mark Leno

Former State Senator

Tom Ammiano

Former Assemblymember

John Avalos

Former Supervisor

Harry Britt

Former District 5 Supervisor

Matt Gonzalez

Former District 5 Supervisor & President of the Board of Supervisors

Jane Kim

Former District 6 Supervisor

Eric Mar

Former Supervisor

Christina Olague

Former District 5 Supervisor​

Bevan Dufty

San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee*

Sara Souza

San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee*

Peter Gallotta

San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee*

Kelly Groth

San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee*

Alysabeth Alexander

San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee*

*For Identification Only

​SAN FRANCISCO TENANTS UNION

SIERRA CLUB

UNITED EDUCATORS OF SAN FRANCISCO

NATIONAL UNION OF HEALTHCARE WORKERS

UNITE HERE! LOCAL 2

DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA SF

ILWU NORTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT COUNCIL

INLANDBOATMAN'S UNION OF THE PACIFIC, SF

HARVEY MILK LGBTQ DEMOCRATIC CLUB

SAN FRANCISCO LATINO DEMOCRATIC CLUB

AFT 2121

TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 7

SEIU 2015

COMMUNITY TENANTS ASSOCIATION

SF RISING ACTION FUND

SAN FRANCISCO YOUNG DEMOCRATS

LEAGUE OF PISSED OFF VOTERS

OUR REVOLUTION

PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS OF AMERICA, CALIFORNIA

SAN FRANCSICO BERNIECRATS

DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA

ROSE PAK DEMOCRATIC CLUB

EVOLVE

SAN FRANCISCO TOMORROW

BROWNIE MARY DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF SF

THE GREEN PARTY

Sunny Angulo

Community Leader and Legislative Aide

Dennis Antenore

Former Planning Commissioner

Iris Biblowitz

Longtime Tenant and Senior Advocate

Chesa Boudin

SF Public Defender*

Cat Brooks

Co-founder, Anti Police-Terror Project*; former Executive Director, Bay Area National Lawyers Guild*

Jim Brosnahan

Senior Trial Counsel, Morrison Foerster*

Larry Bush

Co-founder, Friends of Ethics*

Maya Chupkov

Community Council of Housing Organizations*

John Elberling

TODCO*

Maria Evangelista

SF Public Defender*

Jennifer Fieber

Political Director, San Francisco Tenants Union

Theresa Flandrich

Senior and Disability Action*

Carolyn Gold

Tenant Attorney