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Democratic Party County Central Committee — Democratic PartyCandidate for Member, Assembly District 17

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Honey Mahogany

Social Worker, Community Organizer, Leg. Aide
16,631 votes (3.99%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Making sure those who have not had a voice in the Democratic Party are heard.
  • Increasing civic engagement, outreach, and voter registration with disenfranchised communities
  • Working tirelessly to get democrats elected throughout the state.



Profession:Social Worker, Community Organizer, Leg. Aide
Legislative Aide, City and County of San Francisco (2019–current)
Committee Member, San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee — Appointed position (2017–2020)
Executive Director, Compton's Transgender Cultural District (2017–2018)
Event Producer, Self (2015–2018)
Programs Director, Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County (2009–2015)


University of California, Berkeley Masters, Social Welfare (2009)


Activist, politico, and drag queen rolled up into one, Honey Mahogany is a San Francisco native and a social worker by training who received her Masters in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Currently an appointed member of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee, Honey is also co-founder of the Compton's Transgender Cultural District, a co-owner of the Stud Bar, and currently works as a legislative aide in San Francisco. Honey's work has earned her commendations from the Board of Supervisors; Sainthood from the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence; and awards from the Milk Club, SFYD, SFWPC, and the Women's Foundation of California. In 2019, Mx. Mahogany was featured in both the Stonewall 50, Queerty's list of advocates continuing the legacy of Stonewall, and in Out Magazine's Out100, a yearly list of the 100 most impactful and influential LGBTQ people in the world.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (12)

  • Sierra Club
  • San Francisco Tenants Union
  • San Francisco Women's Political Committee
  • San Francisco Latino Democratic Club
  • Rose Pau Democratic Club
  • Brownie Mary Democratic Club
  • Alice B Toklas LGBT Democratic Club
  • Affordable Housing Alliance
  • United Educators of San Francisco
  • League of Pissed Off Voters
  • San Francisco Labor Council
  • Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club

Elected Officials (4)

  • City College Board Trustee Thea Selby
  • Supervisor Dean Preston
  • Supervisor Sandy Fewer
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Individuals (2)

  • Juanita More
  • Race Bannon

Who gave money to this candidate?


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Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Honey's body of work speaks to her track record of effective leadership and of creating real, lasting, positive change.

The Democratic Party claims to be about inclusivity and diversity, and yet poor folks, LGB and trans folks, and people of color often times don't feel welcome or heard making them less likely to engage in local elections. Honey has made it a priority to increase outreach and engagement with these communities, so that the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee can do its work and reflect the diversity stated in its values.

It's important that everyone has a seat at the table. If folks don't have a seat, then more often than not, they end up on the menu. If elected, Honey will be the first trans / gender non-conforming person of color ever elected in San Francisco and the State of California. With the ongoing violence and discrimination experienced by trans women of color every day, it's incredibly important that we have people like Honey on the SF DCCC.

Videos (1)

— February 19, 2020 Queerty

Honey talks about why she loves San Francisco, and how she and her friends banded together to form the Stud Collective and saved San Francisco's oldest LGBTQ nightlife venue from closing.

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