Thursday, September 04, 2014

D8 Writer Mark Abramson Endorses Our Candidacy
By Todd Swindell and Michael Petrelis
(Cross-posted from our campaign site.)

It's a treat to announce we received an endorsement this week from longtime District 8 resident, voter and writer Mark Abramson. As a gay man, he lived through the worst years of the AIDS epidemic working as a bartender and sharing his humor and smile with many appreciative patrons.

Mark wrote the new book "For My Brothers" about those plague years and also authored the widely-read Beach Reading "Beach Reading" mysteries that take place in the contemporary Castro gayborhood. Here's Mark's statement of support:

"I want to go on record as endorsing Michael Petrelis for the office of Supervisor of San Francisco's District 8. As a resident of the Castro for most of my nearly four decades in San Francisco, I believe it is high time that our neighborhood is once again represented by a progressive in the mold of Harvey Milk or Bevan Dufty.

"Michael Petrelis is not afraid to fight for, among other things: (1) seniors and members of the LGBT community, many of whom are facing profit-driven evictions; (2) an increase in access to public officials; (3) improvement in transit reliability; (4) reclaiming public plazas for all citizens; (5) the needs of the residents over the needs of downtown, developers and real estate tycoons.

"Please join me in voting for Michael Petrelis on November 4 and make a donation today if you can."

Thank you, Mark, for lending your name to our list of endorsers and supporting the #ILikeMikeSF team!

This is where you can find him online: Here's a great photo of Mark that was taken by David K. Bruner:

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