Joel Engardio gave good answers on tech and small business issues, but his
public statements against new dense housing developments in most neighborhoods,
and his law-and-order rhetoric made us all agree that he did not deserve our
endorsement. However, we are including his statement because, while we disagree
with many of his positions, we seek to educate voters in the tech industry
who may have different values from our own.
Statement from the candidate:
The tech community is an important contributor to San Francisco’s dynamic
economy and culture. Tech workers are creators and artists. They are our
colleagues, friends, neighbors and family members. They make San Francisco more
interesting and diverse, continuing a long history of newcomers transforming
the city for the better. It is important to encourage and facilitate tech
workers to engage in political discourse. All of San Francisco can benefit by
embracing the benefits of tech and innovation.