My Candidate Statement
I am an independent journalist, and have been active in politics throughout my life. I’m an activist and a born organizer, and I am offering the people of San Francisco a bold alternative to the status quo.
San Francisco is a city of progressive politics, a city of art, and a city that reflects the growing divide between the rich and the poor. It is one of the few cities in the U.S. where family and entrepreneurial small businesses still thrive amidst the mega-corporations. We need a mayoral candidate who represents San Francisco values and not just the big money of big business.
I am running to build a new model for participatory democracy and to empower communities and individuals to define, discuss, and deliver their concerns and solutions in a way that is heard and heeded. It’s time to move beyond lip service and elaborate PR campaigns and approach politics with honesty and openness. San Francisco is faced with many pressing issues that need real solutions. In a true democracy such solutions properly arise from the people themselves. I’m running to help create such a democracy.