34 Years of Exceptional Award-winning Public Service:
Administrator, Safety Security Risk Expert & Analyst building the industry-leading City and County of San Francisco International Airport into an economic powerhouse creating 300,000 jobs & $62.5 billion in business sales annually (1987-2018);
Department Head Assistant & Aging Specialist reorganizing the City and County of San Francisco Aging Commission into a model city department (1981-1984).
Prior Impactful Leadership Positions:
2021 Most Qualified California Gubernatorial Democratic Candidate;
2019 Democratic Party Runner-up for San Francisco Mayor;
City and County of San Francisco Environmental Commissioner;
President, Coalition for San Francisco Neighborhoods;
Executive Board Member, Service Employees International Union (790);
Environmental Justice Pioneer;
Nationally-known Successful Community Organizer.
50 Years of Activism & Accomplishments:
Organized the winning coalition that passed the most restrictive commercial office highrise growth control law in the nation;
Started term-limits for politicians on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors;
Defeated corporate welfare sports facilities promoted by the superrich;
Headed the public power movement in San Francisco;
Testified before Congress against privatization of national parks;
Led the effort to close the last two fossil-fueled burning power plants in San Francisco;
Crafted open government law;
Drafted detailed plan to cleanup radioactive-contaminated closed military bases;
Adopted the first landmark City and County of San Francisco Sustainability Plan.
Family & Education:
Son of extraordinary mother & Italian American science teacher;
Married Asian American immigrant;
Step-grandfather to African Americans, Cambodian Americans & Filipino Americans;
Related to signers of the Declaration of Independence & Constitution;
Master in Public Administration, University of San Francisco.