Who are you, what do you do, and where do you live?
My name is David Kiddoo, and I live in Laurel Heights. I currently work as a project manager for a nonprofit affordable housing developer, and hold a Master's in Regional Planning.
As a progressive, why do you live in District 2? What's it like being a minority viewpoint in that neighborhood?
I know that it's a tried and true San Francisco tradition to move into a district for political purposes, but I really chose to live here because I love being within walking distance of Laurel Village, the Presidio, Golden Gate Park, and Clement Street.
As for being a progressive in one of the more 'conservative' neighborhoods in San Francisco, I've never felt out of place here, really. The City is The City, and people have a general respect for progressive thought wherever you go. It's one of the things that makes this the greatest city in the world, in my opinion.
Why are you running as a write-in and not as a regular candidate?
Well, the obvious smart-ass answer to this is because I missed the filing deadline. More specifically, though, I'm not in this race because I have long-term political aspirations. I don't want to be Mayor, Governor, or Senator Kiddoo. I do, however, care deeply about San Francisco, and believe that District 2 deserves a fair, responsive, and progressive supervisor. When it became apparent that nobody matching that description was on the ballot, I made the choice to toss my hat in the ring.
There are more progressive voters in this district than most people would think. Voters deserve a choice, and the folks on the ballot really don't provide a choice of any kind to progressives in our district. I'm running to provide that choice.David's thoughts on the issues facing District 2 (did you know 75% of District 2 is renters?), progressives who live at Marina and Fillmore, and his Jamba Juice smoothie of choice, after the jump!