District 4 Supervisor Gordon Mar says the recent enhancements to San Francisco’s public financing program will encourage candidates to run for office with grassroots support. This reform was desperately needed: the 2018 special election for mayor and five Board of Supervisor seats was the most expensive election cycle in city history, dominated by independent expenditures. The changes – including a higher match on smaller amounts and an increase in expenditure limits – will better help candidates compete while focusing on small donors.
Date: November 5, 2019
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