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San Francisco County, CA November 2, 1999 Election
Mayor; City of San Francisco

The Mayor is the chief executive officer of the City and County of San Francisco. The term of office for the Mayor is four years. The Mayor is paid $146,891 a year.

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Willie Lewis Brown, Jr. 74,824 votes 39.00%

  • Occupation: Mayor of San Francisco
  • California State Assembly for 31 years
  • Speaker of the Assembly for 14 years
Priorities:
  • Create more affordable housing
  • Continue to improve Muni
  • Rehabilitate our parks
Tom Ammiano (Write-in) 47,855 votes 25.00%
  • Occupation: President, Board of Supervisors
  • Transportation Authority Chair
  • Board of Education
  • Instructor in Humanities at New College of California
  • Instructor in AIDS Peer Education at City College of San Francisco
Priorities:
  • Preserving Affordable Housing
  • Power to the Neighborhoods, Not Downtown
  • Improved Public Transit
Frank Jordan 32,707 votes 17.10%
Clint Reilly 24,133 votes 12.60%
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • Citizen Leader
Priorities:
  • Fix Muni
  • Reduce Homelessness
  • Protect Neighborhoods
Martin Lee Eng 2,226 votes 1.20%
  • Occupation: ModelsWatch.com founder
  • Stockbroker and real estate broker
  • Fr. V-Chairperson, County Committee
  • Former CPA, property manager
Priorities:
  • Re-appoint new honest San Franciscans to all Mayoral appointments.
  • Reduce the power of the Muni labor union.
  • Implement sting operations and information rewards against city workers and commissioners.
Lucrecia Bermudez 1,677 votes 0.90%
Cesar Ascarrunz 1,561 votes 0.80%
Jim Reid 1,490 votes 0.80%
  • Occupation: Retired Building Contractor
  • Transit Activist
  • Homeless Activist
  • Anti-Tobacco Activist
  • Anti-Billboard Activist
Priorities:
  • Elected Transit Board Charter Amendment - 21st Century Public Transit.
  • Housing options to get homeless people off our streets.
  • Moving long-term rent controlled tenants into home ownership.
Joel Ventresca 1,366 votes 0.70%
  • Occupation: International Airport Administrator (1987-present)
  • President, Coalition for San Francisco Neighborhoods (1987-89; 1992-94)
  • City and County of San Francisco Environmental Commissioner (1994-97)
Priorities:
  • Dismantle the political machine by replacing all members of City boards and commissions.
  • Submit to the electorate a proposed ordinance that will require 100% publicly financed candidate elections for all local government offices.
  • Expand tenants' rights and protections.
David J. Martz 939 votes 0.50%
  • Occupation: Attorney in Banking/Financial Services - Morrison & Foerster
  • Yale University (B.A.), summa cum laude
  • Yale Law School (J.D.)
  • Board Member - Asian Perinatal Advocates; Center for Youth Development Through Law
  • Volunteer in San Francisco public schools and nursing homes for 5 years
  • Tutor/Mentor of children in the Tenderloin neighborhood
  • Resident of the Tenderloin neighborhood
Priorities:
  • Improve the educational system
  • Find creative ways to assist low-income people, especially in inner-city neighborhoods
  • Fight racism
Mark "Superbooty" OHara 899 votes 0.50%
  • Occupation: Manager, Agent, and Lead Singer for SuperBooty
  • Computer Animator
Priorities:
  • Reform Election System
  • Reform Political System
  • Reform Government System
A.D. Wyatt Norton 758 votes 0.40%
  • Occupation: Artist
  • born October 3, 1957 - the last day before the Space Age - in Houston, Texas.
  • From kindergarten through College - finished formal education in Fine Arts and Drama and grounded in liberal arts
  • Still earnestly believe in Truth and Beauty
  • Founder and only member of the Jeffersonian Interdependent Party (JIP).
  • Running sporadically for SF Board of Supervisors since 1986
  • In that year christened the 'Emperor Norton SF Bay Bridge"
Priorities:
  • Transportation, et.al.
  • No Fear of New Ideas- No strings-Competency for political appointments
  • Positioning SF in the 21st Century
Max Woods 508 votes 0.30%
William "Bill" Felzer 490 votes 0.30%
  • Occupation: Engineer/College Instructor
  • Univ. California: Degree in Engineering
  • San Francisco State Univ.:Teaching Cred.
  • Engineer/Navy Department: 25 years
  • S.F. City College Instructor: 29 years
  • Professional Licensed Engineer: Calif.
  • Patented a new type "Washing Machine"
Priorities:
  • Solutions to Muni problems
  • San Francisco City Charter Changes
  • Changes to education and Homeless
J. R. Manuel 274 votes 0.10%
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • Owner, Anderson & Cristofani Shipyard (San Francisco's oldest)
  • See website biographical sketch
Priorities:
  • Zero-base City Hall budget and rebuild justifying each expenditure of taxpayer dollars to eradicate inefficiency in spending and poor management.
  • Implement my Interim Financing Program (see website) to immediately reduce homelessness, vagrancy, crime, and misuse of subsidy payments.
  • Convert City Hall's antiquated computer system to state of the art technology to allow City to operate at maximum efficiencies.
Larry J. Edmond (Write-in) 0 votes 0.00%
Anatole Roam Ghio (Write-in) 0 votes 0.00%
  • Occupation: Writer
  • Student
  • Customer Service Employee
Priorities:
  • Strengthen Tenants Rights
  • Fix MUNI
  • Unionize Customer Service Workers
Steve Whyte (Write-in) 0 votes 0.00%

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