BART – District 9 Candidates

BART Directors shape the future of the Bay Area’s largest regional transit service. This year there is a close race in BART District 9, which represents the area from Balboa Park - Montgomery Stations. See what each candidate will do for BART in San Francisco.

David Wei Wen Young
BART – District 9

David Wei Wen Young

BART – District 9

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Rides Transit?

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Transit Priority

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30×30

Funding

Congestion

Prop 15

RR

See David Wei Wen Young's full questionnaire

Patrick Mortiere
BART – District 9

Patrick Mortiere

BART – District 9

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Rides Transit?

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Transit Priority

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30×30

Funding

Congestion

Prop 15

RR

See Patrick Mortiere's full questionnaire

Bevan Dufty
BART – District 9

Bevan Dufty

BART – District 9

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Rides Transit?

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Transit Priority

-

30×30

Funding

Congestion

Prop 15

RR

See Bevan Dufty's full questionnaire

Candidate Stances

We reached out to every officially qualified local candidate certified by the San Francisco Department of Elections, offering the opportunity to respond to our Candidate Questionnaire. Below are the stances each candidate has provided on transit policies, as well as links to each candidate's full questionnaire responses.

Do you support new, dedicated funding for transit?

Decades of underinvestment have left Muni vulnerable to breakdowns. Too many neighborhoods and riders are left far behind because of insufficient operating funds. Long-term, fair, and diverse sources of funding would prevent service cuts and help expand Muni operations, creating news jobs and more reliable transit for all.

Supports

David Wei Wen Young
Patrick Mortiere
Bevan Dufty

Does Not Support



Do you support decongestion pricing?

Congestion pricing would reduce the number of cars driving downtown, making it one of the most effective tools we can use to reduce congestion. It would also fund increased Muni service to make sure people who opt-out of driving have great transit alternatives.

Supports

David Wei Wen Young
Patrick Mortiere
Bevan Dufty

Does Not Support



Do you support Proposition 15?

Proposition 15 would tax commercial and industrial properties based on their market value, generating ~$45M annually for transit in San Francisco because San Francisco County also funds Muni.

Proposition 15 will close proprietary tax loopholes that benefit wealthy corporations, cuts small business taxes and reclaims billions of dollars to invest in schools and local communities.

Supports

David Wei Wen Young
Patrick Mortiere
Bevan Dufty

Does Not Support



Do you support Measure RR, dedicated funding for Caltrain?

Measure RR is a ⅛ cent sales tax to fund Caltrain operations, including more frequent trains, and more equitable fares and service.

Measure RR will save Caltrain from a shutdown and provide faster and more frequent trains; better connections to local transit; thousands of good-paying jobs; and cleaner, quieter trains to reduce noise and air pollution.

Supports

David Wei Wen Young
Patrick Mortiere
Bevan Dufty

Does Not Support




*the following candidates did not respond: Michael Petrelis