Attended the Kick-Off event for Rafael Mandelman running for Supervisor in District 8. Event was held at the Blush! Wine Bar on Castro Street.
Impressive, full house, speakers included Supervisor Eric Mar, Supervisor John Avalos and even more amazing former Supervisor Harry Britt (who has rarely been seen in the political world recently) all spoke of Rafael Mandelman's compassion, poise, commitment, his ability to build coalitions and alliances with others. Supervisor Chris Daly has also endorsed Mandelman.
Harry Britt talked about Rafael's power to make a difference -" great ideas can be made. He can make a passionate difference and keep the spirit alive".
Sharon Hewitt from Sunnydale talked about how Rafael can "bridge the divide".
Other people in attendance were School Board members Kim-Shree Maufas and Sandra Fewer along with former school board member Mark Sanchez, Robert Haaland and Jane Morrison.
As his website says "Politics is not always fun; in fact, it can be an extraordinarily rough pursuit, perhaps particularly in San Francisco. But it surely matters. Done right politics can express and deepen our best values, provide relief to the suffering, and encourage human flourishing".
Supervisor John Avalos
Supervisor Eric Mar