Since July 2018 it has been my great honor to represent the residents of District 8 on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. When I was running for Supervisor I often said that the best way for a member of the Board to resist Trump was to make San Francisco a model of effective progressive governance for the country.
But long before I was a Supervisor, I served as a member of San Francisco’s Democratic County Central Committee because I believed, as I still believe, that our ability to solve problems locally cannot be separated from the state of our politics at the State and national levels. And that's why I am seeking another term on San Francisco's DCCC on the March 3, 2020 ballot.
When San Francisco Democrats mobilize, we can impact elections far beyond San Francisco. In 2018, our local party helped organize volunteer efforts for purple districts across the state and across the country. We must pull together an even more effective effort for the 2020 general election and again in 2022.
One of the most rewarding parts of being a DCCC member has been supporting the grassroots activism of the Democratic clubs. I have been the president of three clubs (Noe Valley, Harvey Milk and District 8) and know these clubs offer a great way for people engage with local, state and national issues and campaigns.
DCCC members can play an important role in recruiting, mentoring and supporting individuals interested in seeking elected and appointed office. I am proud to have identified and supported a number of excellent candidates over the years and will continue doing that, especially women, people of color and LGBTQ people seeking these positions.
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