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San Francisco CountyCandidate for Supervisor, District 11

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Francisco Herrera

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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Healthy D11 bringing the wisdom of our District to City Hall, SAFE from predatory violence of investors and sepculators LIVABILITY
  • Revitalize Small business corridor for our residents so our families can stay and flourish and ward off displacement by the BULLY MARKET
  • Work with the 9163 Operators (MUNI) and other city service providers to secure, affordable/safe transit, clean streets, safe parks, EDUCATION, WORK & HEALTH



Francisco Herrera has lived and served in San Francisco for close to thrity years. He is happily married with Maria Christina Herrera. They have raised four children and have two grandaughters at this time. They are also experts at dealing with the elderly and help care for both their parents in their 80's. Community work (Music, community organizing, leadership training) have been Christina and Francisco's passion for over 40 years working to support working people and faamilies in their district and throughout the city, helping found the San Francisco Day Laborer Program, supporting the creation of several other groups: Mujeres Unidas y Activas, Colectivo de Mujeres, a cooperative of Domestic Workers who have now secured protections for work, safety and living wages passing the Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights.  Francisco is a member of the Western Worker's Labor Heritage Board of Directors and has lead musical support for picket lines and organizing actions with countless unions, has formed interfaith church choirs organizing for People First Policy and Community Responsive Budget and Planning.  His respect for human rights has lead him to be of service as a volunteer in three wars of agression against working people (El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaaragua and presently in Mexico), working in refugee camps, repopulations of civilian towns withing zones of conflict and with survivors of war and torture in the major cities of California helping develop transitional supportive homes. As an Educator and Musician he his wife have worked with all the major Community Based organizations in the Bay Area.  Bachelors in Political Science and a masters in Theology from the Jesuit School of Theology. Having been formed as a Jesuit Seminarian, Francisco has formed close ties with religious communities throughout the region and his home church is Corpus Christi Parish on Santa Rosa St. and is an active member of Radical LIght Religious Community.  He is the producer of seven Musical Recording Projects (Two are Children's Music, promoting Spanish/English laguage development), co-produced a documentary presenting the global displacement created by today's un-checked markets and is the translator of a "Mental Health Manual," created in San Francisco by the Coalition to Support Survivors of War and Torture.  Francisco's method of work has been to find the leadership within people and evoke action from that place. His goal has been healing of community through Engageing, Participatory, Organized efforts that Nourish democracy and transperancy.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

People make government, policy and budgets. The role of government is to facilitate this process, making sure people have the mechanisms by which to make sound and responsible policy. People come together through their diverse interest and support groups, whether large institutions or small community associations. Some people don't participate in any groups but also deerve the ear of government to respond and enact sound policy and responsive budgets. My philosophy has emerged from the success of democratic practice at the community level and my expertise is dialogue, conflict managment, group process and peace negotiations. In the midst of war and trauma, crime zones and commuities devastated by profit-motivated and myopic policy, which produces homelessness and economic inequity, people can come together to partner as government to create practices that check avarice, profiteering and plain political corporate abuse in order to dispell crime, and create community that can negotiate our diverse self-interests for the common good (to be continued)

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