San Francisco Democratic-Republican Party
|San Francisco Democratic-Republican Party of Sierra|
|Chairperson||Michael J. Kruger|
|Founded||November 30, 1858|
|Headquarters||9th Street, San Francisco City, San Francisco|
|Newspaper||Bay Area Inquiry|
|Political position||Center-left to Left|
|National affiliation||Democratic-Republican Party of Sierra|
|Provincial affiliation||Progressive Coalition|
|Official colors||Blue and Red|
|K.S. House of Commons|
The San Francisco Democratic-Republican Party of Sierra, also known as the San Francisco Democratic-Republican Party and more commonly as the San Fran Democratic-Republicans and abbreviated as SFDRPS is the provincial chapter of the Democratic-Republican Party of Sierra in the province of San Francisco. Its headquarters is currently based in the provincial capital of San Francisco City.
The party was founded on November 30, 1858 not long after the Democratic-Republican Party was founded and after San Francisco was admitted as a province of the union. In the contemporary era, the San Francisco Democratic-Republicans hold a strong majority holding 66 seats in the San Francisco Provincial Assembly and is the largest party in the province with 70% of eligible voters being registered members of the party. The Democratic-Republicans are also the leading party of the Progressive Coalition alongside the Social Democrats and the Green Party which has a supermajority in the assembly. Two out of three of San Francisco's Senators are Democratic-Republicans and they hold three out of the ten members of the House of Commons. The party is currently led by incumbent Governor Terry Scott.
Foundation and 1860s
Sierran Civil War
Early 20th century
The San Francisco Democratic-Republican Party is led by a party committee which serves as primarily organization and governing body of the party. The party's leader is typically elected via an in-party election. In the event that the party holds the office of the governorship, the governor will also serve as the party's leader. The Lieutenant Governor also serves as the Deputy Leader of the party, though in the event that the former is held by a different party, the deputy leader will be selected by the party leader. The party is also led by a chairperson that serves as the leader of the party committee, a close advisor to the party leader, and a frequent representative and delegate to major party conventions held by the national Democratic-Republican Party. As of 2015, the party's chair is Michael J. Kruger who also serves as the Majority Leader of the Provincial Assembly, a position that many party chairs have also held before.
The San Francisco Democratic-Republican Party is well-known for being the most progressive and left-wing branch of the Democratic-Republican Party with the San Francisco branch openly embracing a left-wing populist, social democratic and pro-republican platform. The party is known for passing some of the most progressive policies in the entire kingdom with the most well known being the San Francisco Health Service, a provincial single-payer healthcare program modeled after such systems in countries such as Rainier, Skandinavia and Superior. The party is also known for its open support for both cultural and political republicanism and according to a 2017 survey, only around 31-34% of San Franciscans participate in events and celebrations honoring the monarchy and are only celebrated in more rural and smaller communities while such events are typically boycotted in the major cities.
- Terry Scott: Governor of San Francisco
- Indira Johannesen: Lieutenant Governor of San Francisco
- Michael J. Kruger: Majority Leader of the Assembly