Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Friday, August 1, 2008

Sheehan Expected to Make Ballot

Posted By on Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 1:30 PM

By John Geluardi

It looks as though Independent Congressional candidate Cindy Sheehan has collected enough signatures to challenge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on November’s ballot.

Sheehan submitted 13,300 signatures to the California Department of Elections, which is about 30 percent more than the 10,198 required to qualify for the ballot and certification will just be a formality, according to campaign workers.

“We found that a lot of people are upset about Nancy Pelosi funding the war,” says Sheehan who collected many of the signatures herself. “People also want to see more Democracy, more choice and more debate.”

Also in the race for Congressional District number 8, which covers most of San Francisco, is Libertarian candidate Philip Berg and Republican Dana Walsh.

Sheehan founded the Gold Star Families for Peace after her 24-year-old son Casey was killed while serving in Iraq. She gained national media attention in 2005 when she set up camp outside President George Bush’s home in Crawford, Texas to protest the war.

“Now that we have the signatures, we can start the campaign in earnest,” Sheehan says.

“And it’s pretty safe to assume the first thing I’m going to do once we received certification is challenge Nancy Pelosi to a debate.”

  • Pin It

Tags: , , , , ,

About The Author

John Geluardi


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • The Soiled Dove
    Vau de Vire presents The Soiled Dove, a Barbary Coast themed dinner-theater complete with the Emperor himself stumbling around in a drunken stupor. Photographs by Beth LaBerge.
  • 4th Annual Mr. Marina Competition
    Mike Thomas was announced Mr. Marina 2015 on Wednesday, March 18th. Chubbies, spray tans and unitards hit the stage for the 4th Annual Mr. Marina competition raising $195k. Highlights included a great rendition of Sia's Chandelier and a marina inspired "Fancy" performance. Photographs by Calibree Photography.