Candidates vie for District 1 supe

Several candidates are running for the position of District 1 San Francisco supervisor. The following are hoping to replace outgoing Supervisor Jake McGoldrick, who is being termed out of office.

Nicholas Belloni is in support of the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program, saying it "prepares high school students for leadership roles and provides instruction and rewarding opportunities which will benefit the student and community."

He advocates the immediate implementation of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) plan on Geary Boulevard that would give buses sole access to right-hand lanes during peak commute hours. He wants to improve the district's cleanliness and allow students to attend their closest neighborhood school.

Sue Lee has been serving the Richmond District for four decades, fighting to help small businesses and to provide equal rights for all people.

While acting as an economic development officer for three different mayors, she established the Green Ribbon Panel to promote environmental awareness and coordinated relief efforts after the Loma Prieta Earthquake in 1989.

In addition, Lee helped shape the Equal Benefits Ordinance to provide employee benefits for domestic partners.

Recently, she served on the SF Planning Commission. Currently, she is the executive director of the Chinese Historical Society of America and its museum.

Eric Mar, currently the chair of the SF School Board's Rules Committee, has served on the Board since 2000. He previously served as vice president and chairman of the curriculum and budget committees. He is a delegate to the California School Boards Association.

As a public interest attorney, he has been involved in immigration and civil rights issues.

Mar is a member of the Richmond District Democratic Club.

Alicia Wang is currently a teacher at SF City College and has served as vice chair of the California Democratic Party. She is currently a super delegate who will vote in the upcoming national Democratic convention.

Wang says she is "committed to keeping families in San Francisco" and supports the expansion of after-school youth programs and clean neighborhood facilities. Wang was the treasurer for Proposition J, the Children's Amendment, which was passed to provide more resources for youth.

She is a member of the Chinese American Voter Education Committee and has worked for voter empowerment in the Asian community.

She is also a member of the Richmond District Democratic Club.