SF Increases Public Funding To Help Those Running For Mayor, Supervisor
Candidates could previously receive up to $155,000 in public funding, but that is now increased to up to $255,000. Mayoral candidates would receive an initial $100,000 upon qualifying and the potential to receive up to $975,000. That now changes to an initial $300,000 and the potential to receive up to a total of $1.2 million. Mar said the legislation picked up broad support with backing from such groups as the Ethics Commission, the Brennan Center for Justice, Common Cause and the Campaign Legal Center and Fair Vote California. The changes go into effect Jan. 2020, in time for six elections for the odd-numbered seats on the Board of Supervisors.
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