Meet Your Candidates for State Senate

The two candidates for State Senate, District 11 – Scott Wiener and Jane Kim – will be stopping by our Block Party on October 8. Supervisor Kim will arrive at the start of the Block Party, around noon, so get there early if you want to chat with her. Supervisor Wiener will arrive around 2 pm.

Learn more! Click on their names or images below to go to the candidates’ Websites where they explain their background, qualifications and positions on important issues. Take this opportunity to meet them and ask questions about what’s important to you in our District.

Jane Kim, current San Francisco Supervisor and candidate for State Senate, District 11.

Jane Kim, current San Francisco Supervisor and candidate for State Senate, District 11.

Jane Kim attended Stanford University, where she majored in Political Science and Asian American Studies. She went on to receive her law degree from UC Berkeley School of Law. Kim was elected in 2010 to represent District 6 on the Board of Supervisors, which includes South of Market, Mission Bay, the Tenderloin, Civic Center, Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island. She is the first Korean-American elected official in San Francisco and the first Asian-American candidate to win a non-historically Asian district in the city. Jane Kim lives in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood.

 

Scott Wiener (D) candidate for State Senate, District 11.

Scott Wiener (D) candidate for State Senate, District 11.

Scott 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. 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. On the Board, Wiener serves on the Land Use and Economic Development Committee and Budget and Finance Committee.  Wiener is a leader on local and regional transportation, housing, and environmental policy. He has lived in the Castro neighborhood for nearly 20 years.

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