Candidate Forums


For each San Francisco election, the League of Women Voters of San Francisco organizes and co-sponsors moderated non-partisan forums for candidates to present their views on the issues most important to voters. 

The League of Women Voters of San Francisco does not support or oppose candidates or political parties.

The events are non-partisan, free and open to the public. For some forums, online advance registration may be required. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. 


The candidates for District 5 Board of Supervisors will answer audience-submitted questions about key policy issues in District 5 and San Francisco. This is a great opportunity for voters in District 5 to learn more about the candidates before casting their votes.  

 Click here to submit a question in advance. 

Co-Sponsors: Cathedral Hill Neighbors Association and Japantown Task Force 

Parking is available at the Japantown Center Garage

MUNI: 2-Sutter; 3-Clement; 22-Fillmore; 38-Geary

Wheelchair accessible

No campaign literature, buttons or promotional materials are permitted in the meeting room. Audience members are asked to be quiet and respectful. 

Thursday, October 10, 2019

6:30 - 8:00 pm 

Issei Memorial Hall

Japantown Cultural and Community Center

1840 Sutter Street

San Francisco, CA  94115

Doors open at 6:00 pm

Grab your seat, then mingle with your D5 neighbors. The Forum starts at 6:30 pm.

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District Attorney Candidate Forum

The November 5, 2019 District Attorney election will be the first in over 100 years without an incumbent sitting district attorney. 

On September 9, 2019, the League of Women Voters of San Francisco co-sponsored a very informative forum hosted by the San Francisco Bar Association and the University of San Francisco School of Law. The forum, expertly moderated by Marisa Lagos, KQED Politics Correspondent and co-host of Political Breakdown, was an excellent opportunity to hear the four candidates answer questions and present their visions of criminal justice in San Francisco in the 21st century.


Chesa Boudin, San Francisco Public Defender

Leif Dautch, Deputy Attorney General, State of California

Suzy Loftus, Legal Counsel, San Francisco Sheriff's Department, City and County of San Francisco

Nancy H. Tung, Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County

View the video here

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Candidate Statements

For each San Francisco election, we produce (in cooperation with SFGovTV) video statements by candidates for office. All candidates are offered the opportunity to make a video. 

Videos are a maximum of five minutes and offer candidates the opportunity to present their qualifications and views on important issues.

These videos will be available here in October, 2019.