Ethics Commission now says Jeff Adachi can use name, image to promote pension measure 

Public Defender Jeff Adachi will be allowed to use his name and image on election materials promoting his Proposition D pension measure after all.

Within 24 hours, the Ethics Commission reversed its decision on the rules, after saying Adachi is prohibited from using his image and name on the pension measure materials because he was also running for mayor.

Executive director of the Ethics Commission John St. Croix said that after a close examination of local and state law, the commission’s advisory to the Adachi campaign was wrong.

“It’s my fault,” St. Croix said. He said Adachi had asked them to “take another look at it.” After taking a closer look St. Croix said that the rules do permit Adachi to use his image and name on election materials for his pension measure as long as they do no specifically advocate the support of Adachi in the mayor’s race.

St. Croix said he has a call into Adachi to alert him of the change.

jsabatini@sfexaminer.com

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