Endorsed by

State Senator
Scott Wiener
BART Director
Bevan Dufty
SF Dem Party Chair
Honey Mahogany
Matt Haney
Rafael Mandelman
Catherine Stefani
Matt Dorsey

About Joe

Joe is a LGBTQ activist and professional non-profit and political fundraiser. Joe is passionate about climate change, housing affordability, public transit, LGBTQ+ equality, and “good government.”

He loves his neighborhood, the Castro, and is deeply involved in service to his community. Joe serves as the Vice President for the Castro’s neighborhood association, the Eureka Valley Neighborhood Association and serves as Membership Co-Chair for the Alice B. Toklas LGBTQ Democratic Club. He also serves on the Retail Strategy Committee for the Castro Community Benefit District, working to help fill the commercial vacancies across the Castro neighborhood. Joe is an avid cyclist and participated in AIDS/LifeCycle, a 545 miles bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, in 2022 and 2023 as a cyclist and in 2023 earned a spot as a “Top 50” fundraiser out of over 2,700 ALC participants. Joe is the founder and former president of his alma mater’s LGBTQ Alumni Club at the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a BA in Letters with a concentration in US Constitutional Studies and minors in botany and philosophy. In 2021, Joe earned a certificate in Nonprofit Financial Management and in 2023, Joe became certified for San Francisco’s Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT), SF’s trained volunteer team of citizens who help manage the City’s community-led response during large-scale natural disasters.

Joe currently serves as the Development Director for California YIMBY, California’s statewide housing reform advocacy and research organization and previously worked at the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, and the LGBTQ Victory Fund, a national organization dedicated to electing queer candidates to office. Joe was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and he and his husband love living in their chosen home of the Castro, one of the world’s most iconic and vibrant LGBTQ+ neighborhoods.

About the DCCC

The Democratic County Central Committee (the DCCC) is the governing body of our local Democratic party, whose mandate is to register voters, charter democratic clubs, fundraise, and endorse democrats and ballot measures in San Francisco.

If we want to fix San Francisco, we must first fix its politics and in a city that’s overwhelmingly Democratic, that means we must start with our local Democratic Party.

The SF Democrats for Change slate aims to get San Francisco and the local Democratic Party back on the right track by championing issues that actually fix our city’s problems, including public safety, affordable housing, quality public schools, and a vibrant economy. I am a proud member of this slate and if you’d like to learn more about my incredible “slate-mates” and fellow advocates for common-sense, please visit: sfdemocratsforchange.org