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Ellen Lee Zhou

Ellen Lee Zhou

Running for

Mayor of SF



A haiku

Unknown underdog. A public social worker. Fighting corruption.

Past political roles

Social worker, SF Dept. of Public Health (2004-Present)
Union rep for public health workers (Present)
Member, SF Civic Grand Jury (14'–15'; 16'–17')
Member, Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee (2016-17)
Graduate, Community Police Academy (2006)


💸💸 ($42K as of 4/24/18)

Did you know

She was born and raised on a farm in Taishan, China. Dropped out of school in the 5th grade. Immigrated to SF at 16. She's a born again Christian. If she could be any fictional character, she’d pick batman.
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The latest

Ellen was one of four mayoral candidates who participated in a mayoral forum hosted by leaders of SF's African-American community in early-May. She discussed her anti-drug campaign as a solution to SF's homelessness problem.
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Campaign Promises

What Ellen says she'll do once she's mayor

Reduce drug abuse and addiction

  • Enforce federal laws that make it illegal to smoke, grow, and sell cannabis
  • Create laws that prevent the use of opioids, cocaine, hallucinogens, and many other drugs

Repeal SF’s sanctuary city status

  • Work with other departments to stop SF’s open-door policy for homeless people
  • Partner with faith-based communities to house homeless residents living on the streets in temporary bungalows

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Watch Ellen talk

It's not her IRL, but it's close.

SFGov TV feature (May 2018)

KTVU interview (April 2018)

Ellen on marijuana (May 2018)


Stuff Ellen has done

Ellen hasn't passed any laws, but she's been active in the community

Protested against recreational cannabis (2017)

Ellen was an anti-recreational pot activist who participated in more than 20 public hearings last year.

Served on the Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee (2016/2017)

Ellen was involved with promoting public safety, reducing pedestrian deaths, and addressing Vision Zero. She was appointed by former Supe David Campos.

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Politicians are "people" too

Highlights from Ellen's public Instagram, and Facebook.

Volunteering in the city

Protesting with the people

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Lovers & Haters

Ellen has yet to receive any political endorsements.


🎶And when you smile, the whole world stops and stares for awhile, cause you’re amazing, just the way you are.🎶
Bruno Mars


🎶Now we got problems
And I don't think we can solve them
You made a really deep cut
And baby now we got bad blood🎶
Taylor Swift

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