February 1, 2019
San Francisco Women’s Political Committee Announces Early Endorsement of Loftus for District Attorney
The San Francisco Women’s Political Committee is proud to announce their early and sole endorsement of Suzy Loftus, candidate for San Francisco District Attorney.
A former board member of SFWPC and community leader in criminal justice reform, Loftus has served as a prosecutor in the San Francisco District Attorney’s office, General Counsel to the office of the Attorney General, former COO of the Bayview Center for Youth Wellness and President of the San Francisco Police Commission. Throughout her two decades of service in San Francisco, Loftus has been strong advocate for women and children.
“Suzy has worked to prevent domestic violence and elder abuse, improve public safety, and end the cycle of violence and incarceration for families” said SFWPC Co-President Lia Azul Salaverry. “Suzy has been a champion of our organization’s values and goals throughout her legal career, and we are honored to support her candidacy for District Attorney.”
Loftus’ demonstrated leadership, deep roots in the community and vision for a safe and just San Francisco are among the reasons for SFWPC’s early and sole support.
While serving in the DA’s office with then-DA Kamala Harris, she helped pioneer the Neighborhood Prosecutor Program and focused on domestic violence cases- working with survivors on improvements to victim services. Alongside CA Attorney General Kamala Harris, Loftus created a statewide program on Implicit Bias and trained law enforcement throughout the state. As President of the San Francisco Police Commission, she adopted new policies to improve Domestic Violence investigations, led mandates to clear the backlog of untested sexual assault kits, reformed the city’s use of force policy, and instituted the use of body cameras for police.
“In a growing field of aspirants, Suzy’s proven progressive record and deep connection to San Francisco communities are second to none” continued Salaverry. “We are proud to join Senators Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris, Mayor London Breed, and BART Board Director Lateefah Simon in standing with our SFWPC sister Suzy Loftus in her race for San Francisco District Attorney.”
For more information about SFWPC, please visit www.sfwpc.org.
SFWPC November 2018 Endorsements
Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in our November endorsement process. Please see the below official endorsements of the San Francisco Women’s Political Committee, for both state and local candidates and measures.
District 2 Supervisor
Catherine Stefani #1
Schuyler Hudak #2
District 4 Supervisor
District 6 Supervisor
District 8 Supervisor
District 10 Supervisor
Board of Education
Li Miao Lovett
Community College Board of Trustees
Thea Selby (Early endorsed)
Dr. Victor Olivieri
BART Board of Directors, District 8
Local Ballot Measures
Prop A Embarcadero Seawall Earthquake Safety Bond – Yes
Prop B Privacy First Policy – Yes
Prop C Our City, Our Home – Yes
Prop D San Francisco Marijuana Business Tax Increase – Yes
Prop E Hotel Tax Reallocation for Arts and Culture – Yes
Secretary of State
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Board of Equalization, District 2
State Assembly, District 17
State Assembly, District 19
State Ballot Measures
Prop 1 Housing Programs and Veterans’ Home Loans Bonds – Yes
Prop 2 Homelessness Prevention Bonds – Yes
Prop 3 Water Project and Environmental Bonds – Yes
Prop 4 Children’s Hospitals Bonds – Yes
Prop 5 Expands Prop 13 for Seniors – No
Prop 6 Repeals Road Repair Act – No
Prop 7 Permanent Daylight Savings Time – Yes
Prop 8 Dialysis Clinics Pricing Cap – Yes
Prop 10 Repeals Restriction on Local Governments Enacting Rent Control – Yes
Prop 11 Legalizing Requiring Ambulance Workers to Remain on Call During Paid Breaks – No
Prop 12 Bans Sale of Meat from Animals Confined in Spaces Below Specific Sizes – Yes
SFWPC Endorsement Process
Full details of how our endorsements process works is explained here.
Interested in serving on our endorsements committee? Come to one of our events and sign up at the sign in table, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate why you’re interested. (Must be or become a member to be considered.)
To be eligible to vote at the endorsement event, members must:
Be current on their dues as of the endorsement vote event.
Have attended and signed in at three endorsement eligibility events in the preceding twelve months prior to the general membership endorsement meeting. Eligible events include meetings of SFWPC programs, events, Board and committee meetings, fundraisers, and other activities as the Board deems suitable. Attendance at the Endorsement Committee meeting where members are seeking an endorsement does NOT count as an eligible event. Members must sign in to be counted and will be responsible for ensuring their names are on the sign in sheet.
Endorsement eligibility events will be listed at sfwpc.org. The vote event does not count towards the three-event requirement.