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Ellen Lee Zhou

Ellen Lee Zhou

Running for

Mayor of SF

Politics

Nonpartisan

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)

Fundraised

💸💸 ($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)

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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.

Lovers

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

Haters

🎶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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