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The latest Matt Haney in the News

News Article

New state legislator takes train between SF, Sacramento

Haney, who lives in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood and represented District 6 from 2019 to 2022 on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, has a solution — the Capitol Corridor train, an Amtrak passenger train that runs between San Jose and Auburn, with stops in Sacramento and Emeryville, on the San Francisco Bay.

May
10
2022
News Article

Listen: Love for S.F.'s Tenderloin District, with Matt Haney

San Francisco Supervisor Matt Haney recently was elected to the California state assembly, after battling a negative campaign that labeled him "the Tenderloin supervisor." He doesn't view it as an insult.

Apr
29
2022
News Article

Opinion: Matt Haney shows S.F. progressives how to win instead of whine

Haney was simply the better candidate. He campaigned like an old-fashioned San Francisco Democrat. He built the winning coalition. He had a sunnier disposition, glad-handing even his detractors and projecting a positive outlook despite the challenges in his district. And he read the room, focusing his campaign on the housing crisis.

In a city where loud voices like to kill new housing, Haney forged a reputation as someone willing to buck the anti-housing superstition and find workable compromises to a pressing issue. That’s what good legislators do.

Apr
22
2022
News Article

Supervisor Matt Haney wins special election for Assembly District 17 seat

San Francisco Supervisor Matt Haney defeated former Supervisor David Campos Tuesday in the runoff to win the 17th Assembly District seat in San Francisco, according to early returns.

Apr
19
2022
Press Release

Matt Haney Declares Victory in AD17 Special Election

Tonight Supervisor Matt Haney declared victory in the special election to represent California’s 17th Assembly district. As of 10:30 p.m., Haney had earned over 63% of the vote, an outright victory with nearly 62,000 votes counted so far. The mood at Haney’s election night party, held at Victory Hall & Parlor, was celebratory as campaign staff, volunteers, supporters, and friends enjoyed live music and congratulated the future Assembly member. 


Apr
19
2022
Press Release

Mayor London Breed Endorses Matt Haney for Assembly

Mayor Breed praised Matt Haney’s leadership as Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee  on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, a role in which he partnered with Mayor Breed to deliver the City’s historic $13 billion recovery budget with record investments in housing, public safety, and public services. 


Apr
5
2022
News Article

Endorsement: San Francisco needs a housing champion in Assembly District 17. Matt Haney can be that person

A politically savvy progressive with nuanced views on mental health, criminal justice and transportation, Haney has been a leading voice for compassion on addiction issues in San Francisco and for more public toilets for homeless residents.

Mar
20
2022
Press Release

Matt Haney Gains Momentum with Endorsements from Alice B. Toklas LGBTQ Democratic Club and San Francisco Women's Political Committee

Today Matt Haney announced he has earned the sole endorsement of Alice B. Toklas LGBTQ Democratic Club and the San Francisco Women’s Political Committee, building on his broad coalition of local support.

Mar
16
2022
Press Release

Matt Haney Releases New Ad for AD17 Special Election Runoff

Today Matt Haney released a new ad titled “Don’t Fall For It” calling out his opponent’s negative attack ads and outlining his plan to address the housing crisis in San Francisco: ending exclusionary zoning, building 100,000 new units over the next decade, and increasing temporary housing to get the homeless off the streets and into treatment.

Mar
14
2022
Press Release

Attorney General Rob Bonta Endorses Matt Haney for Assembly

Today Attorney General Rob Bonta announced his endorsement of Matt Haney in the special election to represent California’s 17th Assembly district. Attorney General Bonta cited Haney’s pro-housing platform and track record of championing public safety initiatives as Budget Chair on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Mar
7
2022
Press Release

Bilal Mahmood Endorses Matt Haney in AD17 Runoff, Haney and Mahmood Commit to Partner on Climate Change Policy Solutions

Today Bilal Mahmood, candidate in the AD17 special election primary, endorsed Matt Haney in the April 19th special general election. Mahmood, an entrepreneur and neuroscientist, received 22% of the vote in the February 15th primary and earned praise for his innovative policy ideas. 


Mar
3
2022
Press Release

Judge Rules David Campos’ Proposed Ballot Designation is “Misleading” to Voters

Today the Haney for Assembly campaign challenged David Campos’ misleading ballot designation of “civil rights attorney” and won. Campos, who serves as Chief of Staff to San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, will now appear on the ballot with the ballot designation “criminal justice administrator.”

Mar
1
2022
Press Release

Matt Haney Advances to AD17 Special Election Runoff with First Place Finish in Primary

After the San Francisco Department of Elections reported the latest results at 4:00 p.m. today, Matt Haney celebrated a definitive first place finish in the AD17 special primary election to advance to the April 19th special election runoff. Haney secured over 37% of the vote in the four-way primary and drew widespread support from across the district. 


Feb
17
2022
News Article

Campos and Haney On What Resonated with Voters, School Board Recall

Former supervisor David Campos and supervisor Matt Haney spoke to The Standard at their election night parties, digging into why they think voters went to the polls for them, their take on the school board recall results and their plan for the runoff election.

Feb
16
2022
News Article

S.F. election: Haney and Campos will head to Assembly runoff in April

Supervisor Matt Haney and former Supervisor David Campos will face off in an April runoff to become San Francisco’s next state Assembly member representing the eastern half of the city in what is likely to be a tight race between two established progressives.

The pair topped a four-candidate race Tuesday night, with Haney receiving 37.4% of the votes after three batches of election results dropped. Campos drew 35.5%.

Feb
15
2022
News Article

SF Board Supervisor Matt Haney on the Challenges of Crime and Homelessness in Big Cities

Matt Haney, San Francisco Board Supervisor, joins Stanford Legal for a discussion about the challenges of homelessness and crime in cities, particularly since the start of the COVID pandemic.


Feb
12
2022
News Article

San Francisco becomes fourth California city to apologize for racist past against its Chinese community

Supervisor Matt Haney, who introduced the resolution, credited three area students with making it happen: Lowell High School senior Dennis Casey Wu, UC Berkeley junior Drew Min and Stanford University sophomore George Tilton-Low.

Feb
1
2022
News Article

Endorsement: Matt Haney is a progressive who knows how to make progress

Haney — with his mix of experience, political savvy and policy know-how — is the candidate best-suited to serve AD 17 in the California State Assembly. He’s a progressive who knows how to make progress. The San Francisco Examiner Editorial Board endorses Haney for State Assembly.

Jan
28
2022
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