Health Service Board - 2019 Election Announcement
As of March 27, 2019 three of the five eligible candidates officially withdrew their names from the Health Service Board Election – leaving two candidates for the two Health Service Board seats up for election. Under Administrative Code Section 16.553, if there are no competing candidates for an open seat, the Department of Elections is no longer required to hold an election, and the eligible candidate(s) will be declared to be a member(s) of the Health Service Board. Thus, the two remaining candidates, Ms. Karen Breslin, an incumbent Commissioner, and Mr. Chris Canning, an active SFHSS member, are now eligible to assume the two open seats as of May 15, 2019.
Chris Canning is an SFPD Lieutenant with 12 years of service. He is also a former member of The San Francisco Police Officers' Association Board of Directors where he worked to protect the rights of the members and served on numerous labor committees. Chris has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Business Management. He is an advocate for SFHSS members to ensure that they have access to quality health care options and minimal out-of-pocket expenses. He has family members that are both active and retired City employees and supports retired employees in their need to have affordable, quality health care options.
Both Karen Breslin and Chris Canning will be sworn into their offices after May 15, 2019 and prior to the Health Service Board’s June 13, 2019 Board meeting.