Josefowitz, a solar power company founder and BART board member who is largely financing his own campaign, is strong on transit issues and has the backing of state Sen. Scott Wiener and state Assembly members David Chiu and Phil Ting. However the ambitious up-and-comer has managed to alienate some other San Francisco officials with tactics that include backing a measure that would have prevented former Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier from serving another term and suing the city to try to force an election in June rather than November. Perhaps as a result, not one current member of the Board of Supervisors or other city office holder has endorsed him — a telling absence for a regional office holder who declared his candidacy last year.
While Josefowitz has touted his strong pro-development stance, Stefani, too, favors increased housing development through a variety of means including density bonuses and rezoning. However unlike Josefowitz, she advocates for doing so at the local level and against a top-down approach imposed by Sacramento.
We ultimately think Stefani better reflects the overall views of voters in her district and will effectively represent them on the Board of Supervisors. She has worked hard to reach out to constituents and build alliances and shows every sign of being a successful legislator.
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