SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco Tenants Union Executive Director Ted Gullicksen passed away at the age of 61. He was an advocate who fought for the rights of renters throughout the SF region. SF Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on Tuesday, October 14 in response Gullicksen’s passing.
“The sudden passing of longtime tenant advocate Ted Gullicksen is a loss for our City. Ted 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.
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.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with Ted’s family and friends at this time of mourning,” said Mayor Lee.