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The latest Matt Haney in the News

News Article

Spotlight on the assembly race: Matt Haney wants to tackle climate change and inequality

“There’s too much work to do to worry about sleeping,” Haney said in an interview. “I’m energized by public service, and I will use every waking minute I have to engage in it.”


Jan
19
2022
Press Release

Matt Haney Releases New English and Cantonese Ads for AD17 Special Election Primary

Today Matt Haney released a new ad titled “Get It Done” highlighting some of his most notable achievements as a San Francisco supervisor and previewing his priorities if elected to the State Assembly: build 100,000 new housing units in San Francisco over the next decade, achieve net-zero emissions in California, and convert more hotels to housing to get homeless people into shelter and services faster. Haney also released a version of the ad in Cantonese titled “Man of Action.” 

Jan
14
2022
Press Release

Matt Haney is Top Fundraiser in AD-17 Race, Raising Over $675,000 with Strong Grassroots Support from AD-17 Residents

Today Matt Haney announced his campaign has raised over $675,000 for his bid to represent California’s 17th Assembly district. The campaign reported that the majority of contributions came from San Francisco residents.

Jan
3
2022
News Article

Guest Opinion: Matt Haney, progressive champion for Assembly

Since his first day in office as supervisor, Haney has fought against corruption and worked to implement bold, innovative policies to tackle some of San Francisco's toughest issues.

Dec
22
2021
Press Release

Matt Haney Earns Sole Endorsement of SEIU California in AD-17 Special Election

“Having dedicated his career to the values working people share, Matt Haney is SEIU members’ clear choice to represent working families in the State Assembly,” said April Crawford, Medical Assistant at Kaiser-San Francisco and member of SEIU-UHW.

Dec
3
2021
News Article

Matt Haney, District 6 Supervisor, On Why He's Running

Among other initiatives, Haney has also led efforts to establish 24-hour bathroom sites in the city, authored legislation to move homeless people to hotels during the pandemic and co-authored Mental Health SF, a ballot initiative to create a city-run mental health program.  

Nov
18
2021
News Article

Haney Introducing Measure to Apologize to Chinese Community, Hopes to Make It More Than Symbolic

After Los Angeles, San Jose, and Antioch have issued similar apologies for their historical mistreatment of the Chinese-American community, Supervisor Matt Haney wants one from SF, possibly with reparations.

Nov
9
2021
Press Release

Matt Haney Raises Over $200,000 for AD-17 Special Election, Earns Widespread Support of Labor Organizations and Housing Advocates

Today Matt Haney announced his campaign has raised over $200,000 since announcing his candidacy to represent California’s 17th Assembly district seat, which was officially vacated yesterday after David Chiu was sworn in as San Francisco’s City Attorney.

Nov
2
2021
Press Release

Matt Haney Announces Endorsement from California Faculty Association

Today Matt Haney announced the endorsement of the California Faculty Association, building on the broad coalition of labor and organizational support he has earned since announcing his candidacy in the AD-17 special election last month. 

Oct
29
2021
News Article

San Francisco Aims to End Predatory Lawsuits

A city supervisor is calling for changes to certain ADA laws at the state and federal levels.


“What we want to have happen is to have them have an opportunity to actually get  support before they have to address the issue and some time to address the issue before they can be taken to court,” said Matt Haney.

Oct
20
2021
News Article

Haney launches Assembly campaign with strong building-trades union support

Haney talked of the need for better wages for low-paid workers, union contracts for all construction projects, better support for schools, and “over a million homes we still have to build.”

Oct
18
2021
Press Release

San Francisco Supervisor Matt Haney Hosts Campaign Kickoff for California State Assembly; Announces Key Union Endorsements and Receives Widespread Community Support

Today Matt Haney, San Francisco District 6 Supervisor, launched his campaign kickoff to represent California’s 17th Assembly district with the support of more than 500 attendees and the sole endorsement of over 17 unions who collectively represent 710,000+ members statewide.

Oct
16
2021
Press Release

San Francisco Supervisor Matt Haney Launches Campaign for California State Assembly

Today Matt Haney, San Francisco District 6 Supervisor, announced his candidacy in the special election to represent California’s 17th Assembly district. Supervisor Haney is a progressive leader who has spent his career fighting for the LGBTQ+ community, people of color, tenants, small business owners, and the city’s most vulnerable residents. He proudly represents San Francisco’s most diverse district on the Board of Supervisors and is running for Assembly so he can bring more resources back to San Francisco and make an even bigger impact statewide.

SEP
30
2021
News Article

Haney urges mayor to declare drug overdose state of emergency

San Francisco Supervisor Matt Haney's office is coordinating a hearing on his resolution urging Mayor London Breed to proclaim "a local emergency around the overdose crisis" — and to implement overdose prevention sites.

Sep
9
2021
News Article

SF supervisor announces $6M in funding to keep 24-hour Pit Stop locations

San Francisco Supervisor Matt Haney on Thursday celebrated new funding that will allow for the city’s Pit Stop program to continue providing 24-hour access to public bathrooms throughout the city.

Aug
5
2021
News Article

S.F. spends big to tackle homelessness, safety, drug crisis in final $13.2 billion budget

Supervisor Matt Haney, chair of the board’s budget committee, told The Chronicle he believed the city’s top three priorities were health, housing and safety, with a focus on recovery.

Jul
29
2021
News Article

San Francisco leaders push for financial help to keep nightclubs open

For San Francisco’s hard-hit live music and entertainment industry, the doors have remained closed for nearly 10 months.

To make sure those doors eventually open back up, San Francisco Supervisor Matt Haney proposed a recovery fund to help save the city’s nightlife industry. 

Dec
30
2020