The 14 candidates for supervisor on the ballot in District 6 ballot include a small-business owner, a former drag queen, a candidate who campaigns in the nude and already-embedded politicians.
The amount of money each candidate has raised is equally diverse, with some reporting no contributions and Jane Kim, current president of the school board, leading the pack with $82,700.
Large contributors to Kim during the last disclosure period include the president of Korean Channel TV, the executive director of the Asian Law Caucus and the developer of the 60-floor downtown condominium building One Rincon Hill.
Human Rights Commission Director Theresa Sparks is close behind, and out-raised Kim in the last quarter, from July to September, by more than three to one. With another $9,000 raised in the first two weeks of October, Sparks total is $75,200.
Realtors, developers and others with property interests gave Sparks $12,900 during the last filing period. The next-richest campaign is that of Arts Task Force chair Debra Walker, who took in $32,735 this year and $5,400 in the first two weeks of October.
Less well-endowed, but showing some ongoing contributions: James Key, chair of the Mental Health Board, who has the endorsement of outgoing supervisor Chris Daly and $2,045 in the bank; arts and entertainment promoter Glendon Hyde and retired attorney Elaine Zamora both raised more than $10,000 this year.
A few candidates don’t appear to have raised any money, including George Davis, who regularly comes nude to local events and whose major issues include freedom from censorship. Davis ran for mayor in 2007. He said he will only be elected supervisor in a “perfect universe,” but that he “probably accomplished more towards my political goals than any other candidate running.”