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San Francisco County, CA June 6, 2006 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Robert J Haaland

Candidate for
Democratic Party County Central Committee; County of San Francisco; Assembly District 13

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Robert Haaland is " the center of the resurgence of San Francisco's progressive movement" -San Francisco Bay Guardian

Robert Haaland is a veteran progressive activist who has dedicated himself to protecting renters, fighting for social justice, and achieving political reforms that empower working people, minorities and neighborhoods.

Named a "local hero" by the San Francisco Bay Guardian for his central role in the city's progressive movement, former President of the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, and strongly endorsed by the San Francisco Tenants Union, Robert has an unmatched record of commitment and accomplishment:

Led campaigns to protect renters from unjust evictions and to stop landlord-backed efforts to gut rent control

Fought for police accountability and against police brutality

Sparked and managed the write-in campaign for Tom Ammiano for Mayor in 1999

Helped return the San Francisco Democratic Party to its progressive roots as a two-time elected member of the San Francisco Democratic Central Committee

Organized neighborhood protection efforts to stop displacement of San Francisco residents and rubber-stamping by the Planning Commission

As a union organizer, is currently leading efforts to protect front-line city services in 60 different departments, like Muni and public health, from layoffs and service cuts. From his knowledge of city departments, Robert knows how the city works and can help neighborhoods better access city services and navigate city government A

Awarded the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club "Coalition Builder" award for building and empowering the LGBT community.

Public power activist who led the fight against PG&E and fought to shut down polluting power plants in San Francisco

Preserved and protected open space as a former Park Ranger and volunteer firefighter

First transgender candidate to win public election in San Francisco history

Robert is a renter who has lived in the Upper Haight for close to twelve years. A graduate of UC Berkeley and Hastings College of the Law, Robert currently works as an organizer for SEIU Local 790.

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