Tag Archives: Ross Mirkarimi

Matt Gonzalez and Ross Mirkarimi Amongst Names on Shortlist for Interim Mayor of San Francisco

The Mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, is running for Lt. Governor of California currently and is largely considered the frontrunner for both the Democratic nomination and the eventual win. Should Newsom win, an Interim Mayor will need to be appointed–apparently several figures familiar to the third-party world are being mentioned for the job.… Read more ...

Green Party San Francisco City Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi switches affiliation to Democratic

One of the most successful Green Party politicians in California and the nation, Ross Mirkarimi, has switched his party affiliation from Green to Democratic.  He is a San Francisco City Supervisor and member of the appointed California Coastal Commission.  He was the party’s only elected official in San Francisco, and holds the same seat that Matt Gonzalez previously held as a Green.… Read more ...

Ross Mirkarimi elected chair of San Francisco Transportation Authority

Ross Mirkarimi, a Green San Francisco Supervisor and one of the more successful Green Party politicians in the nation, was recently elected to chair the San Francisco Transportation Authority.  From the San Francisco Examiner:

During Tuesday morning’s Transportation Authority meeting a new chair was elected to the post, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi.

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The decline of the San Francisco Green Party

Both the Wall Street Journal and the San Francisco Bay Guardian have pieces today concerning the declining stature of San Francisco’s Green Party since early last decade.  They are very interesting – even if they are somewhat discouraging – and well worth a read.

From the Wall Street Journal:

Even in famously liberal San Francisco, the Green Party is hurting.

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Ross Mirkarimi in the news

Ross Mirkarimi is one of the most successful, powerful Green Party politicians in the nation.  He has been elected to the San Francisco board of supervisors twice, succeeding Green Matt Gonzalez in 2005, and was recently appointed to a powerful land use commission by the California State Senate.  On his website, he lists some of his accomplishments as a legislator:

  • Plastic Bag Ban: First-in-the-Nation ban on plastic bags in chain grocery stores and drug stores, which sparked similar legislation around the world from Oakland to Canada to Paris to Beijing.
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