Today I am honored to be endorsed by the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club and Assembly Member Tom Ammiano.
The Milk Club is one of the biggest and most important democratic clubs in town, named after civil rights leader Harvey Milk, who became the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1978. This was the first democratic club I joined when I became involved in politics in San Francisco, and I consider it one of my political home bases. I am grateful to the club membership for voting to endorse me last night.
Assembly Member Tom Ammiano (A.D. 13) is a hero of mine, a public servant for over three decades, a friend of Harvey Milk’s, and a champion of civil rights, public education, health care and marijuana policy reform. His legislative accomplishments are too many to list here! I am proud to count him as an endorser.