Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 7 / 15 February 2018

Dufty endorses Sparks in D6 Supe race

San Francisco District 8 Supervisor Bevan Dufty is endorsing Theresa Sparks in her bid to represent District 6, Sparks’s campaign announced today [Thursday, May 27].

“I am so grateful for Bevan’s endorsement, his support and, most importantly, his friendship,” said Sparks (pictured at right), who’s trangender and currently serves as executive director of the city’s Human Rights Commission. “We look forward to having him as part of our growing campaign for District 6 Supervisor.”

Sparks is running against more than 20 other candidates to replace termed out Supervisor Chris Daly in November. District 6 includes the South of Market and Tenderloin neighborhoods.

According to Sparks’s campaign, Dufty, who’s gay and running for mayor,  cited her “many years of leadership, experience and history of public service” in making his endorsement .and he “believes that these qualities, along with her ability to build consensus on key issues, will be welcome additions to the Board of Supervisors.”

In Sparks’s announcement, Dufty stated, “Few people bring the experience of leading a major city department to the Board of Supervisors. Through her leadership of the Human Rights Commission, Theresa has demonstrated the skills directly relevant to District 6; meeting diverse needs, expanding small business, growing new jobs, and ensuring a vibrant community.”

Openly gay state Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) and Stuart Milk, nephew of slain gay civil rights leader Harvey Milk, have also endorsed Sparks.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, May 27, 2010 @ 1:15 pm PST
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