MEXICAN AMERICAN POLITICAL ASSOCIATION BACKS TING
Monday, September 12, 2005, 10:00 a.m.
The San Francisco Mexican American Political Association (MAPA)
endorsed candidate Phil Ting over Mexican American candidate Gerardo
Sandoval, MAPA President Paula Fiscal announced this morning.
Endorsements also include Jose Cisneros for Treasurer, and Dennis
Herrera for City Attorney.
Dennis Herrera, City Attorney and long time MAPA member is uncontested
on the ballot and received a vote of confidence from MAPISTAS.
Cathy Garza, of the City Attorney's Code Enforcement Division
spoke eloquently on his behalf.
Jose Cisneros, Treasurer and new MAPA member, has been emerging
at our events for months to persuade our leadership to support
him. The Treasurer has collected delinquent monies in tax revenue,
according to Linda Trevino, MAPISTA and staff to Cisneros, demonstrating
a phenomenal increase in the millions for the General Fund, compared
to past years.
Mayor Gavin Newsom appointed both Ting and Cisneros. Ting replaced
Assessor Mabel Teng, who resigned under a cloud of controversy
due to hiring campaign workers as staff. Cisneros was appointed
in September 2004 when Mayor Newsom promoted Susan Leal, Treasurer
to Director of PUC.
San Francisco Measures:
YES on Prop A, Prop B, E, F, G and I.
NO on Prop C, D and E.
"The San Franciscans for Voter Owned Elections" Ordinance,
by Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, was also endorsed as a Legislative
A very methodical presentation by Amrah Solomon Johnson, Jose
Villalobos, and Chris J. favorably influenced MAPISTAS.
We want to also thank Nora Dye, Planned Parenthood who is No
on State Prop 73, Teen Safety.
State Endorsements by National MAPA can be seen at WWW.SFMAPA.ORG
WWW.SFMAPA.ORG PO Box 225298 San
Francisco, CA 94122 Toll Free 1-877-389-2617