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Republican Party County Central Committee — Republican PartyCandidate for Member, Assembly District 17

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Joseph C. Roberts

Law Student
1,166 votes (6.74%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • To bring diverse leadership, primarily conservative thought, and ideas that reflect the demographics of San Francisco County.
  • To support the local police department. I am a law and order candidate.
  • To contribute to a local San Francisco government that promotes policies to unlock individual potential and unleash economic growth. A government that does not try to be all things to all people.



Profession:Law Student
Law Clerk, Hathaway Parker (Education / Title IX Defense Lawyers) (2019–2019)
Board of Directors (Officer), Families Advocating for Campus Equality (2016–2018)
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE), Policy Advocate (2016–2017)


Golden Gate University School of Law Juris Doctor (J.D.), Government Policy (current)
Savannah State University (HBCU) Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), English Language & Literature (2013)

Community Activities

Member, The Federalist Society (2018–current)
Member, Black Law Student Association (2018–current)
Member, US Chess Federation (2018–current)
Member, Bar Association of San Francisco, Barristers Club (2018–current)


Joseph is enthusiastic about running in the March 3, 2020, primary election for the San Francisco County Republican Central Committee (SF RCCC), Assembly District 17.

Joseph successfully advocated for equal treatment and due process for those affected by inequitable Title IX campus disciplinary processes. His work on Capitol Hill has contributed to Title IX policy recommendations and worked to negotiate due process legislation across the country. He continues to collaborate with think tanks, law professors, and lawyers on higher education due process and free speech issues; and make trips to State legislatures, including California, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

San Francisco needs diverse leadership, primarily conservative thought, and ideas that reflect the demographics of San Francisco County. To live in San Francisco at this time is to experience every day the cryptic phrase that George W. Bush once used to describe the invasion of Iraq: “Catastrophic success.” The economy here is booming, but no one feels especially good about it. When the cost of living is taken into account, billionaire-brimming California ranks as the most poverty-stricken state, with a fifth of the population struggling to get by. Since 2010, migration out of California has surged.

The basic problem is the steady collapse of livability. Across San Francisco, traffic, and homelessness is a developing-world nightmare. Child care and education seem impossible for all but the wealthiest. The problems of affordable housing and homelessness have surpassed all superlatives — what was a crisis is now an emergency that feels like a dystopian showcase of American inequality.

Honest, confident, and conservative leadership will change this.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (3)

  • San Francisco GOP
  • Republican Women of San Francisco
  • San Francisco Log Cabin Republicans

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Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Joseph supports:

Strong Families
Families intent on giving their children the hope of a better tomorrow, the promise of a safe and secure today, and an appreciation and respect of yesterday.

Principled, Innovative Leadership
Principled leaders with an understanding of San Francisco's heritage and a clear vision for San Francisco's future. Leadership that is unwavering in the face of criticism, steadfast when confronted with adversity, and committed to building a better city.

Limited Government
A government that promotes policies to unlock individual potential and unleash economic growth. A government that does not try to be all things to all people.

Honest Compassion
A city assisting those in need rather than a government trying to solve every problem by just throwing more money at it.

Opportunity For All
The opportunity to chart one’s own course, start a business, chase a dream, or build a life regardless of gender, race, or religion.

Quality Education
An educational system that prepares children for tomorrow’s workplace regardless of race, wealth or geographical location. Education is the bedrock of freedom and the gateway to opportunity.

Personal Responsibility
Individuals taking personal responsibility for their own actions and a criminal justice system based on this idea. With freedom comes responsibility.

Freedom that is God-given, affirmed by our Founding Fathers, articulated in the Declaration of Independence, and protected by the Constitution.

Rugged Individualism
The entrepreneurial spirit of the individual that continues to solidify San Francisco as a world economic power.

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