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San Francisco County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Supervisor; County of San Francisco; District 8 Voter Information

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Eileen Hansen 9,820 votes 36.23%

  • Occupation: Nonprofit Organization Consultant
  • Past Vice-President, Building Inspection Commission
  • Past Vice-Chair, Mayor and Board of Supervisors' Joint Task Force on the HIV Epidemic
  • Co-Founder, California Alliance for Pride and Equality (CAPE)
  • Past Public Policy Director, AIDS Legal Referral Panel
  • Community Mediator and Trainer, Community Boards of San Francisco
  • Past President, Board of Directors and Public Policy Director, Women's AIDS Network
  • 1. While strengthening existing health education and prevention services, I'll work to develop an implementation plan for universal health care.
  • 2. I'll pursue resources to implement the Continuum of Care Plan for mental health, substance abuse, and supportive/transitional housing programs.
  • 3. I'll work to establish sensible budget priorities by urging controls like mission-based budgeting and the implementation of audit recommendations.
Bevan Dufty 8,795 votes 32.45%
  • Occupation: Neighborhood Services Manager
  • Director, San Francisco's Office of Neighborhood Services
  • Board member, Crimestoppers
  • Former Chief-of-Staff, Supervisor Susan Leal
  • Former Legislative Aide, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
  • Former Chief Legislative Assistant, Julian Dixon
  • Award of Merit, San Francisco Council of District Merchants Associations
  • HOMELESS POLICY: Reform the City's homeless policies and implement Care Not Cash
  • CLEANER NEIGHBORHOODS: Improve the everyday urban environment, including cleaner streets and sidewalks and updated parks and playgrounds
  • BETTER TRANSPORTATION: Fight cutbacks and keep MUNI on the right track.
Tom Radulovich 5,221 votes 19.26%
  • Occupation: BART Director/Planner
  • Served San Francisco and District 8 on the BART Board of Directors for six years
  • Founding member of the SF Housing Action Coalition
  • Worked with Supervisor Leno to pass legislation to expand affordable, transit oriented housing
  • Helped establish neighborhood planning process for San Francisco
  • Led BART plaza redesign at 16th St, 24th St, and Glen Park Stations
  • Received "Local Hero" award from the Bay Area Transportation and Land Use Coalition in 2002
  • Safe neighborhoods and clean streets. Clean the sidewalks and streets, plant trees and landscaping, underground utility wires.
  • Affordable, appropriate housing. We must build new housing that fits our neighborhoods.Involve neighbors in the process.
  • Implement long-term solutions to homelessness through supportive housing that will help people to get back on their feet. Drug treatment on demand.
James Green 1,896 votes 7.00%
  • Occupation: Firefighter-Paramedic, San Francisco Fire Department
  • Attended San Francisco State College where he earned a degree in Economics (1971)
  • Former Paramedic with the Department of Public Health's 911 Emergency Ambulance Service in the Bayview-Hunters Point district (1977)
  • Former Police Officer, San Francisco Police Department - worked at Mission and Ingleside Police Stations (1981)
  • Resumed working as a Paramedic and completed a degree in Nursing (1985)
  • Convinced Mayor Art Agnos to sign legislation designating the Park Emergency Hospital building as the City's 201st historical landmark (1991)
  • Preserving the architectural and historical buildings that are special to District 8.
  • A sustained education campaign, involving active participation by City government leaders, which promotes HIV testing and safe sex practices.
  • Working with District 8 small businesses making sure they are aware of the City services available such as loans and education programs.
Starchild 825 votes 3.04%
  • Occupation: Exotic dancer/Escort
  • BA in journalism - San Francisco State (2000)
  • U.S. Army Reserves (1991-1997)
  • Libertarian County Chair (1998-2000)
  • Libertarian Party of California Executive Committee (2001)
  • Candidate for State Assembly (2000)
  • Enforce Proposition 215! Protect medical marijuana patients!
  • Stop using parking tickets to generate city revenue! Issue quarterly rebates to SF residents.
  • Repeal laws against victimless crimes! Skateboarding, dancing, prostitution, etc., are not crimes!
Shawn O'Hearn 485 votes 1.79%
  • Occupation: HIV Prevention Educator
  • Past elected member of SF Democratic County Central Committee(DCCC)
  • Served 2 years on HIV Prevention Planning Council(HPPC)
  • BA Political Science University of San Diego 1986
  • Create solutions to solve the homeless situation-I support Care not Cash proposal.
  • Provide a District office for residents and create a district advisory board to solicit neighborhood input.
  • Convince the GLBT Community Center to house 40 homeless queer youth and give them hope.

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  News and Analysis

Big Spenders and Campaign Finances
San Francisco Examiner 10/29/02

Homelessness Motivates Castro-Noe's Candidates
San Francisco Chronicle - 10/08/02

The Fight for the Soul of District Eight
Bay Guardian - 10/16/02

In the (public) money
San Francisco Examiner - 10/08/02
Reports on campaign finance records

The San Francisco Super Race
Supervisoral Election Overview San Francisco Chronicle 10-18-02

At meeting, Brown calls S.F. voters 'ass-backward'
San Francisco Chronicle 9/21/02
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