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Ted Gullicksen Passes Away

Longtime local tenant advocate Ted Gullicksen passed away on Oct. 14 at the age of 61.

Gullicksen “dedicated his life to the fight for the rights of tenants and for affordable housing in San Francisco, and his advocacy over the decades helped to put in place some of the strongest tenant protections in the country,” Mayor Edwin Lee said. “Working together, we brought to voters a Housing Trust Fund that is now helping us build more affordable housing in San Francisco. We formed a coalition of tenants, labor and business leaders to fight for housing and working families and longtime tenants against eviction by real estate speculators. I am grateful for Ted’s help and leadership in pushing for reforms to the Ellis Act at the state level and his lifelong commitment to our residents.”

Gullicksen was director of the San Francisco Tenants Union, and he had decades of involvement in tenants issues. His family planned a public memorial service for Nov. 16; further details at

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