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Dist. 4 Supervisor Candidate – Mary Ann Bassan

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Mary Ann Bassan

Are you frustrated and embarrassed at the direction City Hall is taking San Francisco? Then elect me to bring balance to the SF Board of Supervisors and common sense to City Hall.

I am the most conservative, practical, analytical and fiscally responsible choice among eight candidates.

Who am I?

I am a retired attorney (labor/employment law) and ESL teacher. I know the difficulties of running a small business (my law office).

I came to San Francisco in 1960 and grew up in the Haight-Ashbury. I graduated from SF State University (BA, MATESOL) and U.C. Hastings College of the Law. I worked as a waitress during high school, college and law school, mostly in union jobs, and worked for the federal government during and after law school.

Larry and I married in 1990 and we bought our house on Noriega Street in 1992. Larry taught electrical engineering at SF State University and is a 50-plus year member of IBEW Local #6. We co-taught an intensive English class to science students in Japan on five occasions and we are both NERT certified.

Why am I running?

First, the door of opportunity opened when Supervisor Katy Tang announced she was not going to run again. This is the first time in 17 years that voters will be able to choose their representative in City Hall instead of the mayor appointing a successor.

Second, the City is filthy and dangerous. The homeless issue is not being solved – just perpetuated and getting worse, at $350 million/year and proposed to double next year if Proposition C wins. The housing problem cannot be solved by unfettered development and mandated density and rubber-stamped zoning exemptions.

Traffic and parking issues are controlled by the SF Municipal Transit Agency with little or no input from residents.

Public safety requires cooperation with federal law enforcement to ensure the safety of all San Francisco residents, commuters, tourists and visitors.

Vote for me because:

• I am a long-time San Francisco resident and Sunset homeowner for 25-plus years, not a newcomer and renter who might move to a different district for an opportunity to buy or because of family or a commute. A supervisor must live in his/her district or forfeit the position.

• I have declared my positions in clear language – I confront problems directly and with a long-range view, instead of making unsustainable promises. As an attorney, I fought for my clients. As supervisor, I will fight for your issues and to protect the character of our Sunset and Parkside neighborhoods.

I do not make promises I cannot keep. But, I can promise I will not be a political puppet and am not beholden to any endorsers. I will be the best voice for District 4 – to bring balance to the Board of Supervisors and common sense to City Hall. Vote for me on
Nov. 6!


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