In his campaign for election to the position of San Francisco mayor, Herrera was endorsed by former mayors Art Agnos and Frank Jordan. He has also been endorsed by several unions, including the San Francisco's Teachers, Police Officers and the Central Labor Council, and by the San Francisco Democratic Party as their second choice.
Position on pension reform
With respect to Adachi, Herrera said to a labor group:
- "Jeff (Adachi) may be coming from the right place when he first started but he is demonstrating a public defender’s mentality of not wanting to lose and I would agree with him wholeheartedly on that, but that doesn’t mean it’s OK to lie, and I can tell you that going through last year’s Prop B ballot and having to be the one that drafts up the titles and summaries and seeing how things were portrayed and what goes on, you need to be honest with the voters and you can’t go out lying to the press, lying in respect to contributions that hard working men and women in labor have made, not just in the last year or two, but going back over generations to show that they have always been willing to be part of the solution, and that’s something that I think that was incredibly insulting as part of the Adachi measure, was to denigrate the work that was done by all of you."
Herrera has held these positions:
- San Francisco Police Commission President
- San Francisco Transportation Commissioner
- Democratic Central Committee Member
- Clinton Appointee, Federal Maritime Administration
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