Issues 2018-03-29T22:42:57+00:00


Rafael Mandelman is running for District 8 Supervisor to bring practical, real world experience to the Board, cut through the ideology and pessimism, and bring big solutions to the problems facing San Francisco.

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Driven to Solve Homelessness

When Rafael was young he fought for custody of his mother whose mental illness caused her to become homeless. Rafael won’t stop working until street encampments are cleared, and sick and mentally ill people are off our streets — for him it’s personal.

Gets Affordable Housing Built

As an Urban Development Attorney, Rafael has built thousands of units of affordable housing all over the Bay Area. He’ll bring his extensive experience to City Hall to cut through the ideological gridlock and get affordable housing built.

Proven Ally for Public Schools

As President of the City College Board, Rafael wasn’t afraid to make the tough calls to save City College. Under his leadership the school is stronger than ever and is now free for all SF families. Rafael will work to make sure all our schools get the resources they deserve.

Saving Our Commercial Corridors

Rafael will make it a top priority to create programs that encourage and protect healthy neighborhood serving businesses.

Addressing Traffic Congestion

Rafael will use his experience to hold the MTA accountable, tackle traffic congestion, and get us moving again.

Protecting Our Neighborhoods

Rafael will create dedicated police foot patrols with officers that know local families and businesses, to protect our neighborhood. He will also fight for a property crimes police unit to catch smash-and-grab thieves.