Democratic Party chair signs on with Realtors

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Mary Jung. SF Examiner file photo

Gee, which is worse: Having the chair of the local Democratic Party working for Pacific Gas and Electric Co., which blows up neighborhoods, or for the San Francisco Board of Realtors, which pushes anti-tenant legislation and whose members profit from gentrification and evictions?

Either way, Mary Jung, the Democratic County Central Committee chair, isn't exactly a good representative for the city's progressive Democracts. She just left her job as a lobbyist for PG&E and took a new position running government affairs for the landlords. From the Realtors press release:

Jung stated, "I am excited to have this opportunity to build upon and expand the REALTORS® Association role in the community. I look forward to working collaboratively with our local, state and national elected officials, and with our members, to ensure that the robust housing market continues to grow and our voice is heard effectively at City Hall."

The "robust housing market." In other words, displacement central. From the elected chair of the Democratic Party in San Francisco. I can't think of the last time the chair of the local party was paid to represent corporate interests. Not a good sign.

Comments

They're the good ones.

Realtors = BAD. Non Profit Inc and its funding demands in the city = GOOD.

Posted by Lucretia Snapples on Jun. 10, 2013 @ 11:54 am

Wow. Just... wow.

Posted by Orlando Chavez Jr. on Jun. 10, 2013 @ 1:05 pm

Dem's. She is a representative for all Dem's, which is pretty much all SF'ers.

And that includes the majority of SF Dem's who gave Mayor Lee an easy victory over his progressive opponent, the anti-business Avalos.

And the majority of SF Dem's who voted down public power every chance they got.

And the majority of SF Dem's who actually want to see more homes and more home ownership opportunities.

IOW, unlike you, Jung has to represent everyone and not just narrow extremist groups.

Posted by Guest on Jun. 10, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

Cool story bro.

Posted by Proggy boy on Jun. 10, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

Hey Progressive Democrats, if you don't like the democratic party, join the Greens. It's call FREEDOM OF CHOICE.

Posted by Richmondman on Jun. 10, 2013 @ 2:45 pm

The Dem's reckon the Greens split the liberal vote and, in extremis, claim that Nader gave us Bush.

While the Greens think the Dem's have "sold out".

Posted by Guest on Jun. 10, 2013 @ 3:15 pm

Progress!

Posted by Guest on Jun. 10, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

They believe in leaving everything alone and fixed in time forever.

Which is why they keep losing elections.

Posted by Guest on Jun. 10, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

Wow, lot of idiotic right-wing trolls are responsible for most of the commentary here. I remember when SF had more thinking people, but now it appears to be mainly brainwashed "centrists."

Posted by Guest on Jun. 10, 2013 @ 3:36 pm

(almost by definition) most people and voters are centrists, then what you are really saying is that most people are brainwashed (and so wrong, stupid etc.) but of course a minority are not.

So are you therefore pursuing the logical outcome of that thought and arguing to replace democracy with some system that allows the "right" minority to over-ride the "wrong" majority?

And what happened to that 1%/ 99% Occupy meme? Defunct already?

Posted by Guest on Jun. 10, 2013 @ 3:43 pm

60% of the people who voted in the last Mayoral election were 'trolls' by SFBG standards.

Posted by Guest on Jun. 10, 2013 @ 5:33 pm

If being a troll makes me a winner, then bring it on.

Posted by Guest on Jun. 11, 2013 @ 5:31 am

in the 90s when Frank Jordon was mayor?

Posted by matlock on Jun. 10, 2013 @ 6:25 pm

Abhorrent!

Posted by Guest on Jun. 10, 2013 @ 6:22 pm

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