Public bank activist to take on Wiener in 2020 state Senate race

By Laura Waxmann : sfexaminer – excerpt

Public Bank

Jackie Fielder joined Supervisor Fewer and candidate Avalos among others, to announce the establishment of the San Francisco Public Bank. photo by zrants

Indigenous organizer’s platform includes tenant protections, free education, health care

An indigenous organizer who has been at the forefront of the public bank movement is hoping to give incumbent state Sen. Scott Wiener a run for his money in his 2020 bid for re-election.

Jackie Fielder, a San Francisco State University lecturer and waitress who lives in a van, on Monday pulled papers to run against the incumbent senator in the March 2020 election. The March election is a state senate primary and the top two vote getters advance to the November general election.

“I’m running because it think it’s time that we have an outside candidate, especially a woman of color who is openly queer as well, challenge a real estate-backed elected official,” Fielder told the San Francisco Examiner on Friday… (more)


Meet Scott Wiener’s Democratic Socialist Re-Election Challenger

By Ida Mjadad : sfweekly – excerpt

Jackie Fielder knows she would be a relatively rarity when it comes to working-class people in power.

Building on the momentum of recent electoral wins for progressives, state Sen. Scott Wiener faces a challenger running to to his left.

Jackie Fielder, a democratic socialist activist, pulled papers on Monday to run against Wiener for his California Senate District 11 re-election bid, SF Weekly has learned. Wiener, a former supervisor, narrowly won his first term to represent San Francisco, Daly City and Colma in 2016 after beating progressive board colleague Jane Kim, though not in the primary…(more)

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