• Chinese American Citizens Alliance
  • Green Party of San Francisco

Community Members

I have the following significant endorsements from people who personally know my trial experience, management background, community work and racial justice leadership. Affiliations for identification purposes only.

  • Geoffrey Francis Brown, the San Francisco Public Defender, 1978 – 2001. The only current living, former Public Defender of San Francisco endorses me.
  • Rev. Ronson Ballard, Third Baptist Church, San Francisco 
  • Jason Bell, MS Director of Programs CSU & Professor, Criminal Justice San Francisco State University
  • Jane Brown, Chair, Public Defenders for Racial Justice.
  • Eddie Chin, Chinese American Citizens Alliance.
  • Karen Chow, Professor, De Anza College.
  • Petra DeJesus, Police Commissioner, Retired; former Deputy Public Defender, San Francisco.
  • Lora Jo Foo, Labor Law Litigator/Local 2 Organizer, Retired.
  • Noreen Fukumori, Graphic Designer.
  • Professor Peter Gabel, New College School of Law, Retired; Editor at Large, Tikkun Magazine.
  • Geri Lynne Green, Civil Rights Attorney.
  • Kathleen Guneratne, Assistant Public Defender, Alameda County; Former Manager, Research Unit, San Francisco Public Defender; Former Staff Attorney, ACLU, Northern California, Litigation Unit.
  • Elizabeth Hilton, Head Attorney, Complex Litigation Unit, San Francisco Public Defender.
  • Arcelia Hurtado, Civil Rights Attorney.
  • Mark Iverson, Criminal Justice Litigator, former Deputy Public Defender, San Francisco.
  • Lisa Jaicks, Union Organizer, Unite Here.
  • Lucy Junus, Inner Mission Neighborhood Association.
  • Professor Chris Kanios, Professor, JFK School of Law.
  • Karen Jo Koonan, National Jury Project, Senior Litigation Consultant.
  • Samuel Kwong, Principal, ARCUS, Architecture & Planning.
  • Stephanie Lacambra, Attorney at Law, former Deputy Public Defender, San Francisco.
  • Cris Lamb, Deputy Public Defender, San Francisco.
  • Therese M. Leone, Attorney at Law, Berkeley, CA.
  • Wendy Lo, Retired
  • Calvin Louie, CPA
  • Ida McCray, Families with A Better Future, Retired Deputy Sheriff
  • Prya Murad, Criminal Defense Attorney, former San Francisco Deputy Public Defender.
  • Wilson Ng, Architect & Martial Arts Trainer.
  • David Rizk, Assistant Federal Defender, San Francisco.
  • Professor Susan Rutberg, Golden Gate University, Criminal Law, Criminal Trial Skills, Retired.
  • Chris Schenone, Attorney at Law, former Deputy Public Defender, San Francisco.
  • Sangeeta Sinha, Attorney at Law, former Deputy Public Defender, San Francisco.
  • Tommy Tang, Vice-President, Membership, Better Housing Policies
  • Paula Tejeda, Community Organizer, Owner, Chile Lindo, Mission District
  • Richard Wada, Small Business, Non-profit Consultant.
  • Qiana Washington, Civil Rights and Criminal Defense Attorney, former San Francisco Deputy Public Defender.
  • Robert Wong, Chinese Six Companies.
  • Valerie Wong, Floral & Botanical Design.
  • Yeo Hock Wah, Graphic Designer, Yeo Design.

Unfortunately, judges are prohibited from publicly endorsing candidates for political office, so I cannot name them here.  

Several attorneys and other staff in the public defender office support my campaign but fear retaliation if they are named publicly.