It’s official: District 5 Supervisor candidate Thea Selby FIRST to Public Financing
SELBY CERTIFIED FOR $20,000 IN PUBLIC FINANCING
A Major Contender in District 5 Supervisor Race
Hello Thea Supporters,
We just received the exciting news that notice of certification for public financing by the Department of Ethics has been APPROVED. Check out excerpts of our press release:
“This is a great day for us,” said candidate Thea Selby. “We’re running a grass roots, neighborhood-based campaign, and getting public financing shows the depth of local support our campaign enjoys.”
Selby’s campaign is the first in the District to get public financing. This means that Selby raised over $10,000 from at least 100 San Franciscans. Overall, the Selby campaign has raised $50,000 since November 2012. With public financing, the Selby Campaign will receive an additional $20,000 in a 2 to 1 match from the City.
“Many of Thea Selby’s donations are under $100 and come from local residents and merchants in the District 5 interested in have a strong local voice in City Hall. This is not uncommon for a grassroots candidate, particularly one not backed by a big political insider machine,” said Treasurer Tim Durning. Durning has worked as Treasurer for several successful progressive campaigns including David Campos, and many others.
“It is vital to us to receive this kind of support,” said Selby. “As the only neighborhood candidate, public financing levels the playing field against others beholden to interests outside our District. I’m proud to be first to qualify, and will make sure that I represent the interest of all people in District 5,” said Selby.
“I am passionate about having a safe and thriving district, and making sure we have a strong voice for neighborhoods at City Hall. Ideas can bubble up from the people who know best what’s happening in the district—the residents and merchants of District 5,” Selby stated.
Campaign staff celebrated last night by attending a performance of tinypistol (Maurya Kerr) with Thea Selby for Supervisor Campaign Manager Megan Wright holding a key role in all three parts at the West Wave Dance Festival, where Thea was honored to be seated next to SF Ballet principal Vanessa Zahorian.
A big HELLO to our loyal supporters!
We are so pleased to report that on Sunday alone we managed to reach 200 residents in Cole Valley. We had some fantastic conversations and interactions. Despite being startled by the off-regular "THIS IS A TEST OF OUR CITY-WIDE EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEM" alert, alert, alert, while we had an AvoGobble (can you guess what's in that?!) at local Cafe Cole.
We did have one casualty this weekend, a missing scarf! If anyone chances upon Thea's signature scarf, please contact us. Check out the picture below to see the scarf:
Take a look at our calendar of events for more details on upcoming debates, meet and greets, as well as other exciting things happening around D5 (and sometimes beyond).
TONIGHT we will be making splashes at the SF LGBT Community Center (1800 Market Street) to rally support for second place endorsement. We would love to see you there at 6pm! We will be in the Thea garb.
Over and out,
- Team Thea
Thea Selby published FUNdraiser Success, Check out Upcoming Events in Blogarchive 2012-08-22 14:54:46 -0700
Thank you to everyone who came out to Vinyl Wine Bar for our fantastic Dance for Change Fundraiser! Check out a few pictures from the evening:
Thea and our awesome DJ for the evening:
Eager and supprised faces to greet Thea:
Thanks again ato Vinyl for hosting our fabulous evening:
If you weren't able to make it last night and are interested in joining us for upcoming events, or if your interested in volunteering, please email us!
Inner Sunset House Party - THURSDAY, Aug 23 [7:00pm]
J-Pop Summit Festival - SATURDAY, Aug 25 [all day]
Party at Sugar Lounge (Hayes Valley) - WEDNESDAY, Aug 29 [5:30pm]
Learn Thea's story: Just press play!
To All Our Incredible Supporters,
Team Thea is excited to announce we officially opened our Campaign Headquarters at 791 Haight Street! Its a roomy space right next to The Grind Cafe - we have already loaded ourselves full with a delicious Pear Salad, some fresh OJ, and of course some iced coffee. Special shout out goes to our new friends and neighbors Santa Clara Market Grocery and their cousin (our across the street neighbors) Santa Clara Natural Organic Market. Check out their YELP page :)
Here we are in action:Loading the truck for our big move!
Who says politics can't be fun? We promise a big hello when you walk in the door.
A street view of our new home. It's great to be in the neighborhood!
We will be out in force at the Alamo Square Flea Market tomorrow at 11:30 if you would like to join us!!!
Please feel free to stop on by, pick up a sign, and say "hey" to the amazing volunteers we have hanging out at our new and fabulous HQ!
As always,- Team Thea
A big shout out to the neighborhood of the Inner Sunset and its welcoming spirit for yesterday's canvasing and house party. The gracious Carolyn H. hosted a gathering of friends and neighbors to discuss the neighborhood and points of interest for residents. Some of the topics included traffic patterns for the Inner Sunset, the class sizes at Jefferson Elementary, and even the impact of parklets in the neighborhood.
We would look forward to the next house party and encourage you to join us! If you are interested in hosting a house party for Thea, please dont hesitate to email us.
On another note, our Dancing for Change Fundraiser is coming up on Tuesday, August 21st. We will be at the wonderful Vinyl Wine Bar (359 Divisadero St.) to move and shake, the way politics should be! Please let us know if you can make it.
Final note: we are still getting out into the community every day, knocking on people's doors and listening to their concerns about the neighborhood and about our great city. If you would like to be a part of this great movement, please let us know! We would love to have you.
We hope to see you soon!
- Team Thea
Happy 4th of July, everyone!
We live in the most progressive district of one of the most liberal cities in the world, but don't for a minute think patriotism isn't alive and well here. Our brand of it might be a little different than everyone else's, but it's no less sincere.
I love the 4th of July. I love it for all the usual clichéd reasons of fireworks and BBQs, but I also love it for the time I get to spend with my family on this special holiday. My brother's birthday is in a few days, making this week doubly celebratory. It's also bittersweet, as my mom passed away around this time eight years ago. At the time I was so immersed in caring for her that we both forgot the date (even the year!). July 4th was a particularly difficult night, but when we suddenly heard fireworks, our spirits lifted. My mother was the one person I know who loved the 4th of July even more than I do.
Like all holidays, this one is a time for renewal. It is for reflection and remembrance and nostalgia, and it is for optimism and hope. I got into politics because I love my country deeply, and I want to serve it. I want to honor its past, improve its now, help shape its future. One precinct at a time.
Hope your day is safe, happy, and fun!