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Scott Wiener

State Senate, California District 11 2017-2021

Democratic Party

Scott Wiener is a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, representing the Castro, Glen Park, Noe Valley, Diamond Heights, Twin Peaks, Duboce Triangle, Buena Vista, Corona Heights, and parts of the Mission . Wiener serves on the Board’s Land Use and Economic Development Committee and Budget and Finance Committee. Wiener is a leader on local and regional transportation, housing, and environmental policy, serving as Chairman of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority and representing San Francisco on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District, and the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority. Before being elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2010, Wiener served as a Deputy City Attorney in the San Francisco City Attorney's Office, where he represented San Francisco in court (ranging from trial courts to the United States Supreme Court) and supervised a team of trial attorneys. Wiener served as Chairman of the San Francisco Democratic Party and is currently an elected member of the Democratic County Central Committee. A leader in San Francisco’s LGBT community, Wiener co-chaired the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club, co-chaired BALIF (the Bay Area’s LGBT bar association), co-chaired the LGBT Community Center, and served on the national board of directors of the Human Rights Campaign. Wiener received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a law degree from Harvard Law School. He spent a year in Chile on a Fulbright Scholarship doing historical research. Wiener has lived in the Castro neighborhood for nearly 20 years.

Wiener has a laser-like focus on improving the community’s quality of life and well-being and making our city and region more sustainable. He has been described as “a serious player,” “focusing on bread-and-butter quality of life issues,” “the city’s most active legislator,” “demanding more from Muni,” “whip smart,” “a voice for government reform,” “the board’s most serious-minded workhorse,” “hard working,” and “one of the few board members willing to take on unpopular issues because they need to be addressed.”

Wiener believes that to improve San Francisco, we must start with the City’s foundations: reforming our housing policy to make housing more affordable, maintaining and rebuilding our infrastructure, improving the reliability and expanding the capacity our transportation systems and particularly our public transit systems, ensuring neighborhood safety, supporting our public education and public health systems, improving government efficiency and transparency, and creating an atmosphere of job creation so that we build our tax base. Cementing this solid base for San Francisco will allow it to flourish as the beacon of innovation, hope, and tolerance that draws people from all over the world to live, work, and visit here.