Political Action


2016 Election Update: Reelect Joe Driscoll to the San Francisco Retirement Board

 Last day to vote is January 29!

In an election that could affect the retirement security of every city worker, Local 21 is backing the reelection of Joe Driscoll.

Ballots were mailed out last month and are due no later than January 29.

Experience for the job

Joe Driscoll is a Captain with the San Francisco Fire Department and has served on the Retirement Board since 1987.  Previously, he was a union officer with Firefighters, Local 798.  Joe holds a BA from San Francisco State University and an MBA from Golden Gate University and has earned the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst.

An advocate for city workers

On the board, Joe has worked closely with Local 21 on responsible investment and allocation policies to manage risk.  His accomplishments include work on the city’s deferred compensation plan to lower fees and make the plan flexible and the development of a strategic plan to improve communications and services for members.  Joe is independent and not afraid to ask the tough questions.

In addition to backing by Local 21 and the Firefighters Union, Joe has won the endorsements of Local 38 Plumbers, Local 6 Electricians and the Municipal Executives Association.

You can read more about Joe at www.joeretirementboard.com

Important Information about Voting

The deadline to vote is January 29 at 5 PM. 

If you have not mailed your ballot in yet, please mark it and send it ASAP.  You can send in your ballot through US mail or your department’s appointed Election Officer.  You can also drop it at the Department of Elections in City Hall, Room 48 between 8 AM – 5 PM Monday through Friday. 

If you need a replacement ballot because you made a mistake or lost your ballot, please contact the Department of Elections at 415 – 554 – 4342.

To sign up and lend a hand, please call Rachel Richman, Political and Policy Director at 415-864-2100 or email her at rrichman@ifpte21.org