Chris Daly and Tom Radulovich
endorse Quintin Mecke for Mayor of San Francisco
Mayoral candidate Quintin Mecke
From the campaign to elect Quintin Mecke
August 24, 2007
San Francisco Supervisor Chris Daly and BART Board member Tom
Radulovich have announced endorsements of Quintin Mecke for Mayor.
According to Chris Daly, "Quintin Mecke is not just talk.
He's been working on the important issues facing San Francisco
for years. For those concerned about public safety, neighborhood
protections, and affordable housing, Quintin Mecke is our best
choice for Mayor."
Tom Radulovich said of Mecke "In the past four years, we
have seen housing become less affordable. Muni has hiked fares
and cut service while on-time performance and ridership are in
decline. Our streets are unsafe and ill maintained. We need a
change of direction in city hall. Quintin has a good grasp on
the issues facing the city and a great track record for getting
things done. I want somebody in the Mayors Office who shares
my values and is focused on the issues that affect everyday San
Daly and Radulovich join a growing list of San Franciscans endorsing
Mecke for Mayor. Julian Davis, a member of the San Francisco People's
Organization, who also has endorsed Mecke, said "Of all the
candidates who have entered the Mayor's race to challenge Newsom,
Quintin has the best understanding of the issues facing San Franciscans."
Mecke, a recent entry into the Mayor's race, hailed Supervisor
Daly's endorsement as a major step in his campaign. "I am
proud to have the endorsement of Chris Daly. His early endorsement
sends a strong message to San Franciscans who are hungry for change.
San Francisco can do better, and it is time to hold Gavin Newsom
accountable for his failures in governing this city."
Mecke is deeply involved in issues facing San Francisco neighborhoods
and has a broad range of experience in both public policy and
community-based work. He is currently the Program Director for
the Safety Network Partnership, a citywide public safety program
promoting community-driven responses to crime and violence in
San Francisco's neighborhoods. He is also a member of the Shelter
Monitoring Committee, which is charged with inspecting the citys
homeless shelters to ensure that individuals and families experiencing
homelessness are treated with dignity and respect.
Quintin has a Masters Degree in Public Administration and as
a member of the Elections Task Force on Redistricting, he helped
redraw the citys supervisorial districts. In 2001, he was
selected to serve on San Francisco's Civil Grand Jury and authored
their report on homelessness. He was the President of the Mental
Health Association of San Francisco for several years and currently
serves on the Board of Directors for the arts organization CounterPULSE.
A former community fellow with the Coro Foundation, he is also
a graduate of Leadership San Francisco, a program of the San Francisco
Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, visit www.qformayor.org
or call 415.505.2417