Broke-Ass Mayor

12 Dec 2017

RIP Mayor Ed Lee, My Sometimes Nemesis

When the alarm went off this morning I looked at my phone and saw I had eight texts, all from a variety of unconnected people. Considering my birthday is in four days, my first thought in that foggy, not quite awake state was “is it my birthday?” I looked at

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12 Jan 2017

The Story Behind My Ethic’s Commission Fine

As you may have heard, I screwed up during the mayoral campaign. We made this hilarious video for Yes on F, which was something that I believed in. It was an honest mistake – apparently we weren’t allowed to do that – so the Ethics Commission is fining me $2,552.

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05 Oct 2020

The November 2020 BAS Voter Guide

Primarily researched and written by Stephen Torres with help from Stuart Schuffman. We stand at the precipice of one of the most polarizing federal elections that has ever occurred in this country. Each day brings another dash of chaos, and yet here we are, once again sifting through another labyrinthine

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26 Jan 2016

Lessons I Learned by Running for Mayor

Now that I’ve got a little distance from the whole mayoral campaign, I’ll be writing a bit more about what it was like. This particular piece is from a monologue I did for The Kinda Late Show. Also, Drew Platt wrote some of it with me. It’s supposed to be funny

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28 Oct 2015

An Open Letter to Those Saying Ed Lee is Running Unopposed

A couple days ago I got into it on twitter with Clara Jeffery, editor in chief of Mother Jones, over the following tweet: Before I go further I must say that I have the utmost respect for both Ms. Jeffery and for Mother Jones. The work done by that publication is

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14 Oct 2015

Don’t Miss the Last Sunday Streets of the Year with Stuart!

Of all her gowns, San Francisco, looks her most enchanting, perhaps in the early days of autumn. The days of the Indian summer are dry and hot, but cool to nights perfect for t-shirts that we never get during the “real summer” everyone else experiences. The city turns into a

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13 Oct 2015

The Biggest Critiques of My Campaign and My Responses

The internet is full of people who talk shit. Most of them have no sense of humor. I do, so these are my responses. Critique: “What a fucking hipster” My Response: I was a hipster way before it was cool, bro. Critique: “Why haven’t you put out a platform yet?” My

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12 Oct 2015

The BAS 2015 Election Guide

Quick Guide Mayor: Stuart Schuffman, Amy Weiss, Francisco Herrera (you get three votes!) District 3 Supervisor (Chinatown/North Beach/Polk Street): Aaron Peskin City College Board: Tom Temprano Prop A: Yes Prop B: Yes Prop C: Yes Prop D: Yes Prop E: No Prop F: HELL YES! Prop G: No Prop H:

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23 Sep 2015

This is Why San Francisco is Such a Magical Place

San Francisco is a special place. A place where we never leave the house without layers. Where it’s normal to call in sick to work because it’s finally 80 degrees and you want to drink a beer in the park. A place where most adults have costume boxes and where

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