The first of the November 2015 General Election Endorsements is here!

September 2, 2015

For Immediate Release

Michelle Parker, President, SF Parent PAC

San Francisco Parent Political Action Committee Endorses Supervisor Julie Christensen and Community College Trustee Alex Randolph for November 2015 General Election.

September 1, 2015 (San Francisco, CA) – This morning, the San Francisco Parent Political Action Committee (Parent PAC) announced its enthusiastic support for Julie Christensen for District 3 Supervisor and for Alex Randolph as Community College Trustee.

Julie Christensen
The Parent PAC is endorsing Julie Christensen based on her more than 20 years of advocacy for children and families in District 3. Julie organized the community groups that built the North Beach Library, Joe DiMaggio Playground, Helen Wills Playground, and Willie Woo Woo Wong Playground. Not surprisingly, she was a strong and vocal supporter of the 2012 Parks Bond Measure, as was the Parent PAC. Julie has demonstrated that she understands that families thrive when public spaces and institutions like parks and libraries are created, especially in densely populated neighborhoods like the ones that make up District 3. Martha Mahony, a District 3 parent, observed, “Julie is very much the kind of person who, above all, wants to do the work and make a difference for the families in our community.”

The Parent PAC was struck by the stark contrast between Julie and her opponent Aaron Peskin. Aaron has a long history of consistently opposing child and family friendly issues. Aaron voted against the Public Education Enrichment Fund (PEEF) in 2006, which brought desperately needed funding to San Francisco’s public schools and was renewed by the voters by a significant majority last November. Aaron also led the opposition to the 2012 Parks Bond Measure, which directly funded many of the park projects in D3 that Julie championed. Michelle Parker, President of the Parent PAC, said, “Julie Christensen is the only choice for San Francisco families in District 3. Unlike her opponent Aaron Peskin, Julie Christensen has been a consistent and strong advocate for children and families.”

Alex Randolph
The Parent PAC has also endorsed Alex Randolph for Community College Trustee.  Alex was recently appointed to be a Community College Trustee by Mayor Lee. Since his appointment, he has been praised as the hardest working member of the Board by many of his colleagues.

Alex was born in Germany; his mother is German and his father is African-American. Neither of his parents attended college. Alex came to the United States at age 16 speaking limited English. He eventually enrolled in a Community College in San Diego, and after two years, transferred to the University of California at Berkeley where he double majored in Political Science and Public Policy. He then went on to get an MPA in Public Budgeting & Management from San Francisco State University.

The Parent PAC feels strongly that Alex Randolph is the best candidate for Community College Trustee this November. The Parent PAC continues to be impressed with Alex’s work ethic, intelligence, and independent thinking.


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