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San Francisco
San Francisco (; Spanish for " Saint Francis"), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the commercial, financial, and cultural center of Northern California. The city proper is the fourth most populous in California and 17th most populous in the United States, with 815,201 residents as of 2021. It covers a land area of , at the end of the San Francisco Peninsula, making it the second most densely populated large U.S. city after New York City, and the fifth most densely populated U.S. county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs. Among the 91 U.S. cities proper with over 250,000 residents, San Francisco was ranked first by per capita income (at $160,749) and sixth by aggregate income as of 2021. Colloquial nicknames for San Francisco include ''SF'', ''San Fran'', ''The '', ''Frisco'', and ''Baghdad by the Bay''. San Francisco and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area are a global center of economic activity and the arts and sciences, spurred b ...
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London Breed
London Nicole Breed (born August 11, 1974) is an American politician who is the 45th and current mayor of the City and County of San Francisco. She was supervisor for District 5 and was president of the Board of Supervisors from 2015 to 2018. Raised in the Western Addition neighborhood of San Francisco, Breed worked in government after college. She was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2012 (taking office in January 2013), and elected its president in 2015. As president of the Board, Breed, according to the city charter, became the acting mayor of San Francisco following the death of Mayor Ed Lee. She served in this role from December 12, 2017, to January 23, 2018. Breed won the San Francisco mayoral special election held on June 5, 2018. Breed is the first black woman, second black person after Willie Brown, and second woman after Dianne Feinstein to be elected mayor of San Francisco. She was sworn in as mayor on July 11, 2018. Early life and education Born in San ...
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California Democratic Party
The California Democratic Party is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the U.S. state of California. It is headquartered in Sacramento. With 43.5% of the state's registered voters as of 2018, the Democratic Party has the highest number of registrants of any political party in California. It is currently the dominant party in the state, and is one of the strongest affiliates of the national Democratic Party. The party currently controls the majority of California's U.S. House seats, both U.S. Senate seats, the governorship, and has supermajorities in both houses of the state legislature. History 1850s Since the beginning of the 1850s, issues regarding slavery had effectively split the California Democratic Party. By the 1853 general election campaign, large majorities of pro-slavery Democrats from Southern California, calling themselves the Chivalry (later branded as Lecompton Democrats), threatened to divide the state in half, should the state not accept slavery. John ...
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List Of Largest Cities In California By Population
This is a list of the 100 largest cities in the U.S. state of California ranked by population, based on estimates for July 1, 2021, by the United States Census Bureau. Note: The population figures are for the incorporated areas of the listed cities, as opposed to metropolitan areas, urban areas, or counties. Also, the United States Census Bureau and the California Department of Finance use different methods for estimating population, so state estimates will differ from those given here. Map See also *List of cities and towns in California *List of cities and towns in the San Francisco Bay Area * List of California urban areas *List of United States cities by population References {{DEFAULTSORT:List Of Cities In California (By Population) Population California California is a state in the Western United States, located along the Pacific Coast. With nearly 39.2million residents across a total area of approximately , it is the most populous U.S. state and the ...
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List Of United States Cities By Population
This is a list of the most populous incorporated places of the United States. As defined by the United States Census Bureau, an "incorporated place" includes a variety of designations, including city, town, village, borough, and municipality. A few exceptional census-designated places (CDPs) are also included in the Census Bureau's listing of incorporated places. Consolidated city-counties represent a distinct type of government that includes the entire population of a county, or county equivalent. Some consolidated city-counties, however, include multiple incorporated places. This list presents only that portion (or "balance") of such consolidated city-counties that are not a part of another incorporated place. This list refers only to the population of individual municipalities within their defined limits; the populations of other municipalities considered suburbs of a central city are listed separately, and unincorporated areas within urban agglomerations are not incl ...
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Ahsha Safaí
Ahsha Safaí (born 1973) is an American elected official in San Francisco, California. He serves as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors representing Supervisorial District 11. District 11 includes the neighborhoods of Excelsior, Ingleside, Oceanview, Merced Heights, Ingleside Heights, Mission Terrace, Outer Mission, Cayuga, and Crocker Amazon. Early life, education and career Safaí was born in Iran in 1973, and moved with his mother to Cambridge, Massachusetts at the age of five. He attended Northeastern University, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science and African-American studies. He later went on to receive his master's degree in city planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In San Francisco, Safaí served as political director for the janitors union local. San Francisco Board of Supervisors In 2008, he ran for the District 11 seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors against John Avalos, losing ...
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Shamann Walton
Shamann Walton is an American politician from San Francisco. He has been a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors since 2019, representing District 10, and was elected President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on January 8, 2021. Walton earlier served on the San Francisco Board of Education and was its president immediately prior to his election as supervisor. Early life Walton was raised by his mother in Vallejo, California. His teenage years were often troubled, having been expelled from the Vallejo City Unified School District and served in juvenile hall numerous times. Walton graduated from Morris Brown College in 1998. He received his master's degree in public administration from San Francisco State University in 2010. San Francisco Board of Supervisors Walton was elected supervisor for District 10 on November 6, 2018, receiving 9,550 first preference votes (41.22 percent of all valid votes). After allocation of preferences from eliminated candida ...
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Hillary Ronen
Hillary Ronen is an American politician and attorney serving as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors from District 9, which includes the neighborhoods of Mission District, Bernal Heights, and Portola. Early life and education Ronen's father immigrated to the United States from Israel in his twenties. Her mother was a school teacher. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, San Diego and her Juris Doctor from University of California, Berkeley. Career After graduating from law school, she moved to the Mission District, where she joined La Raza Centro Legal. She worked as an immigrant rights attorney. San Francisco Board of Supervisors Ronen was a legislative aide and chief of staff to Supervisor David Campos. As an aide for Campos, she defended his proposals to prohibit the construction of market-rate housing in parts of San Francisco. She succeeded him on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors after winning election in the Novem ...
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Rafael Mandelman
Rafael Mandelman (born October 17, 1973) is an American attorney and politician currently serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, representing District 8. Prior to his election to the Board of Supervisors, he served on the City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees. He was a deputy city attorney in Oakland, California in the Redevelopment, Real Estate & Rent Unit in the Advisory Division of the City Attorney's Office. Mandelman has served as a commissioner on San Francisco’s Building Inspection Commission and Board of Appeals, a member of the Bay Area Jewish Community Relations Council, president of the Board of Directors of Livable City, and Co-Chair of the San Francisco LGBT Community Center Board. A past president of the Noe Valley and Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Clubs, Mandelman has been an elected member of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee since 2006. He joined the Equality California Institute Board in 2020. Early life Mandelman g ...
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Myrna Melgar
Myrna Melgar (born March 17, 1968) is an American politician currently serving as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for District 7 since January 8, 2021. Melgar is the first woman elected to represent District 7. Additionally, she is the first Jewish Latina to serve on the Board of Supervisors after the implementation of District elections in 2004. Biography Myrna Elizabeth Melgar is an American politician from San Francisco, currently representing District 7, which includes over 30 separate neighborhoods West of Twin Peak. These diverse regions include several college campuses, attractions, and other public facilities, such as SF State University, SF City Colleges’ main campus, UCSF Parnassus, and the SF Zoo. Melgar resides in the Ingleside Terraces neighborhood with her partner, Environmental Attorney Sean H. Donahue, and three daughters. Early life and education Melgar was born in El Salvador. Her family fled during the Salvadoran Civil War when she was 1 ...
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Matt Dorsey
Matt Dorsey is an American politician and communications professional. Dorsey has served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors representing District 6 since his appointment by Mayor London Breed on May 9, 2022. He previously served as the Head of Communications for the San Francisco Police Department. Career Dorsey worked strategic communications for San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera for 14 years. Dorsey worked for the San Francisco Police Department from 2020-2022, where he served as Head of Strategic Communications. In that role, he faced criticism for promoting what is sometimes referred to as "copaganda" in trying to make the police department look good and cover up legitimate problems with the San Francisco Police Department. He defended the police department for its controversial decision to withdraw unilaterally from a highly-effective Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the District Attorney's Office, which allowed for the DA's Office to investigate po ...
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Dean Preston
Dean E. Preston (born ) is an American attorney and member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He founded Tenants Together, a California tenant advocacy organization. In November 2019, Preston won a special election to finish Mayor London Breed's term on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, defeating incumbent Vallie Brown (whom Breed had named to replace her) to represent District 5. He was re-elected in the November 2020 election. During his tenure on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, he has worked to delay and block numerous development plans and legislative proposals to increase the supply of both market-rate and affordable housing. Early life and education Preston was born in New York City. His parents were refugees from Nazi Germany during World War II. Their family owned a co-operative apartment in Greenwich Village. Preston attended Bowdoin College, where he met his future wife, Jenckyn Goosby. He graduated in 1991 with a major in anthropology and ...
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Gordon Mar
Gordon Mar is an American politician from San Francisco. He has been a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors since 2019, representing District 4. He is the brother of former District 1 supervisor, Eric Mar. District 4 includes the western San Francisco neighborhoods of Central Sunset, Outer Sunset, Parkside, Outer Parkside, and Pine Lake Park. Political Career He was Executive Director of Jobs with Justice San Francisco and the Chinese Progressive Association. San Francisco Board of Supervisors After incumbent District 4 Supervisor Katy Tang declined to run for re-election in 2018, Mar filed papers to run for the District 4 seat in the November election. In the months leading up to the race, the campaigns of both Mar and his primary opponent, Jessica Ho, were criticized for "mudslinging" tactics. A Mar campaign staffer was caught tearing down a poster for Ho. Mar was elected supervisor for District 4 on November 6, 2018, receiving 10,314 first preference ...
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