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San Francisco CountyCandidate for Supervisor, District 10

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Tony Kelly

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5,643 votes (24.36%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Keeping residents in the district by building 100% affordable housing on public land through an SF Public Bank, have development without displacement.
  • Properly cleaning up nuclear contamination at the Hunters Point Shipyard, putting people's health before developer profits.
  • Holding Community Office Hours every day to listen to the concerns of residents and work closely with our communities.

Experience

Biography

Tony was born at St Luke’s Hospital in 1963. His mother worked for the American Can Company on 3rd St. for years and died of cancer when she was 44. His father died homeless at the corner of 1st and Mission St 33 years ago. He was evicted twice, and was homeless for a brief period of time. Because of these experiences, Tony has been working with activists organizations like GreenAction and Mother Brown’s for over a decade, demanding a proper cleanup of the radiation contamination of Hunters Point Shipyard, housing homeless families and individuals, and creating a public bank to fund 100% REAL affordable housing.

After co-founding the Potrero Stage (then called Thick House) in 1999, Tony became active in neighborhood organizing, and was elected President of the Potrero Boosters Neighborhood Association 9 times.

As a community advocate and organizer for 15 years, Tony worked with neighors on Potrero Hill to save Daniel Webster Elementary in 2006 and Starr King Open Space in 2009, co-founded the first Green Benefit District in the country, worked to save and creating affordable housing in the district during the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan, and worked with environmental justice activists on Potrero and in Bayview to shut down power plants in Dogpatch and Hunters Point, as well as sound the alarm on the coverup of the falisified cleanup of the Hunters Point Shipyard.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (1)

  • California Nurses Association

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Tony is running a completely corporate- and developer-money free campaign, and is dedicated to fighting against the big corporations and City Hall corruption that view ordinary people in our district as nothing more than a source of profit.

The average Bayview resident lives a 14 year shorter life than those in other parts of the city; women have 8 times the rate of breast cancer as elsewhere in the city; San Francisco has the worst employment disparities in the nation, and worst educational disparities between black and white students in California. Tony has been working with communities to address systemic racism, and showing up as a dedicated ally to African American women-led groups in their fight for environmental justice, health justice and dignity. That's why he has been endorsed by the California Nurses Association, National Union of Healthcare Workers, SEIU 2015, the Sierra Club, DSA and Our Revolution. 

Below are Tony's plans for addressing the major issues facing our district:

HOUSING

• Build 100% affordable housing that we can afford on public land through a public bank

• Ensure Development Without Displacement

HOMELESSNESS

• Pass Prop C to immediately house 2,000 homeless folks

• Create Beds for Bayview and transitional villages

HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT

• Clean up the Hunters Point Shipyard before any more development takes place

• Manage growth and development, maintain parks and open spaces, ensure we have healthy neighborhoods

SAFETY, JOBS, EDUCATION

• Expand Free City College to provide training for jobs in the healthcare, service, and public sectors

• Increase programming for youth to reduce delinquency 

• Provide family support & create teacher housing

• Violence Response Plan & Community Peace Plan

ACCOUNTABILITY

• Hold Community Office Hours in the district every day of the year

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