2024 Health Service Board Elections

The 2024 Health Service Board Election Results 

The Health Service Board is pleased to announce that the election to fill two vacant seats on the Health Service Board has concluded. Thank you to all who cast their votes.

The newly elected Health Service Board Commissioners are:

  1. Jack Cremen, Retired Employee, San Francisco Fire Department
  2. Arthur Howard, Active Employee, San Francisco Police Department

Thank you to all candidates and congratulations to the new Commissioners.

Quick Facts

  • Seats Available: Two of the three elected members of the Health Service Board will expire on May 15, 2024 and May 16, 2024. Under Section 12.200 of the Charter and Administrative Code Sections 16.550-16.565, an election will be held to fill the vacancies. 
  • Who is Eligible to Run for the Election:
    • Any active or retired employee who is enrolled in a health plan of the Health Service System and
    • Any qualified surviving spouse or qualified surviving domestic partner of any active or retired employee.
  • Nominations January 12 to February 16, 2024: 
    • All candidates for membership on the Health Service Board must be nominated in writing by at least twenty (20) individuals who themselves would be eligible to run for the seats on the Health Service Board. That means that each of the twenty (20) nominating sponsors must be enrolled in a health plan of the Health Service System and must be an active employee, retired employee, qualified surviving spouse, or qualified surviving domestic partner. Nomination forms are in the drop-down menu below. Completed nomination forms must be received at the San Francisco Health Service System Office no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2024. Office address is: San Francisco Health Service System, Attn: Board Secretary, 1145 Market Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94110.
  • Candidates:
    • Arthur Howard, Active Employee, San Francisco Police Department
    • Kelly McCray, Active Employee, San Francisco Airport
    • Jack Cremen, Retired Employee, San Francisco Fire Department
  • Who is Eligible to Vote: 
    • All active employees, retired employees, qualified surviving spouses, and qualified surviving domestic partners who are enrolled in a health plan of the Health Service System on May 14, 2024, are eligible to vote. Individuals who are not in the Health Service System, including non-covered exempt as-needed employees, are not eligible to vote. 
  • Ballots Mailed May 7, 2024:
    • The Department of Elections will mail ballots to all eligible active and retired voter members. 
  • Election May 17 to May 31, 2024
    •  The Department of Elections will send an envelope by U.S. mail addressed to each active employee member as well as mail an envelope to each retired employee member, qualified surviving spouse member, and qualified surviving domestic partner member.
  • Voted Ballots:
    • The voted ballot must be received by the Department of Elections no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 31, 2024.  Voted ballots may be delivered via:   1. Your Departmental Election Officer  2. U.S. Postal Service (sufficient postage required)  3. Personally to the Department of Elections  The Department of Elections is located at City Hall, Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 48, San Francisco, California 94102. 
  • Processing and Counting the Votes:
    • Beginning at 8:00 a.m., June 3, 2024, the Department of Elections shall certify to the Health Service Board that the individuals receiving the highest number of votes have been elected. Department of Elections to count votes and announce results by June 4. Results public posted on the Department of Elections Results webpage.
  • Newly Elected Commissioners:
    • The individuals certified will assume their places on the Health Service Board on June 7, 2024, for the term of office ending May 13, 2029. 

Questions or comments regarding the elections should be directed to: 
Board Secretary, Holly Lopez
c/o San Francisco Health Service System 
1145 Market Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
phone: 628-652-4646

Nomination Forms and Information