In my 2020 campaign for SF Board of Education, I was endorsed by:

Community Leaders

*For identification purposes only                                       

  • Jackie Fielder, Candidate for State Senate 
  • John Avalos, Candidate for D11 Board of Supervisors 
  • Myrna Melgar, Candidate for D7 Board of Supervisors 
  • Hillary Ronen, Candidate for D9 Board of Supervisors 
  • Matt Haney, D6 Supervisor                                               
  • Brigitte Davila, CCSF Trustee
  • Shanell Williams, DCCC
  • Li Miao Lovett, DCCC
  • Keith Baraka, DCCC 
  • Gloria Berry, DCCC
  • Honey Mahogany, DCCC
  • Peter Gallotta, DCCC
  • Lateefah Simon, D7 Bart Board Director  
  • Faauuga Moliga, Board of Education Commissioner 
  • Wendy Aragón, Richmond District Democratic Club President 
  • Andrea Steele, Founder of Emerge America and first affiliate chapter Emerge CA
  • Brandee Marckmann, Chair, School Site Council, Sutro Elementary School
  • Ann Ravel, Former Chair at the Federal Election Commission and Fair Political Practices Commission 
  • Kaylah Williams, Community Organizer 
  • Mariposa Villaluna, Community Organizer and activist 
  • Lisa Jensen, Environmental Scientist 















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The League of Pissed Off Voters

“Alida Fisher is one of the most visible advocates for special ed and disabled students in SFUSD. Alida is a former foster parent and the parent of children with disabilities. In the course of their 13 years in SFUSD, she has become an expert in the rights, processes, laws, and systems that are supposed to serve our disabled and special needs students. This also makes Alida an expert in how those systems repeatedly fail our students, their families, and their dedicated educators. 

Anyone who regularly attends Board of Ed meetings knows Alida; she gives public comment more than once at every meeting because she knows how every facet of district policy can affect this vulnerable population. Not only that, she has personally sat with hundreds of SFUSD families through their IEP process. Her questionnaire responses also convinced us that she's got the chops to take on whatever comes before the Board with dignity and equity in mind.  We are thrilled to support her and know she will deploy her expertise enthusiastically on the Board.”


The San Francisco Chronicle, 2020

“Fisher is longtime board watcher familiar with its structure and goals. She’s an adoptive parent who brings a needed perspective for those on the margins of city life: foster kids, homeless students and others needing help with learning disabilities.”


The San Francisco Chronicle, 2018

“Fisher, parent of four public-school students, has a solid record of participation that includes chair of an advisory committee for special education. She would be a strong advocate for families with a grasp of the distinct challenges facing some students, enhanced by her experiences as a foster parent and adoptive mother of African American children.”