Members of The San Francisco Board of Supervisors - Board Members and Transitions Since 1980

Board Members and Transitions Since 1980

Name Dates Comments
Terry A. Francois 1964–1978 Appointed 1964 by Mayor John F. Shelley to succeed Supervisor John J. Ferdon. Elected 1967, 1971, and 1975.
Robert H. Mendelsohn 1968–1977 Elected 1967, 1971, and 1975. Resigned 1977 to accept appointment by President Jimmy Carter as Assistant Secretary of the Interior.
Ronald Pelosi 1968–1980 Elected 1967, 1971, 1975, and 1977. Defeated for re-election 1979.
Robert E. Gonzales 1969–1980 Appointed 1969 by Mayor Joseph Alioto to succeed Supervisor Leo T. McCarthy. Elected 1971, 1975, and 1977.
Dianne Feinstein* 1970–1978 Elected 1969, 1973, and 1977. Served as acting mayor upon the assassination of Mayor George Moscone in 1978. Elected mayor by the Board of Supervisors one week later.
Quentin L. Kopp* 1972–1986 Elected 1971, 1975, 1977, 1980, and 1984. Resigned 1986 after election to the California State Senate.
John L. Molinari* 1972–1989 Elected 1971, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1980, and 1984. Did not seek re-election in 1988.
Gordon J. Lau 1977–1980 Appointed 1977 by Mayor George Moscone to succeed Supervisor Robert H. Mendelsohn. Elected 1977.
Jane McKaskle Murphy 1977–1978 Appointed 1977 by Mayor George Moscone to succeed Supervisor Dorothy von Beroldingen.
Lee S. Dolson 1978–1980, 1981–1983 Elected 1977. Defeated for re-election 1979. Elected 1980. Defeated for re-election 1982.
Ella Hill Hutch 1978–1981 Elected 1977 and 1980. Died in office in 1981.
Harvey Milk 1978-1978 Elected 1977. Assassinated 1978.
Carol Ruth Silver 1978–1988 Elected 1977, 1980, and 1984. Defeated for re-election 1988.
Dan White 1978-1978 Elected 1977. Resigned 1978. Assassinated Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk.
Donald T. Horanzy 1978–1981 Appointed 1978 by Mayor Dianne Feinstein to succeed Supervisor Dan White.
Louise Renne 1978–1986 Appointed 1978 by Mayor Dianne Feinstein to succeed Feinstein on the Board of Supervisors. Elected 1980 and 1984. Resigned 1986 to accept appointment by Feinstein as city attorney.
Harry Britt* 1979–1993 Appointed 1979 by Mayor Dianne Feinstein to succeed assassinated Supervisor Harvey Milk. Elected 1980, 1984, and 1988. Did not seek re-election in 1992.
John Bardis 1980–1981 Elected 1979. Defeated for re-election 1980.
Ed Lawson 1980–1981 Elected 1979.
Nancy G. Walker* 1980–1991 Elected 1979, 1980, 1982, and 1986. Did not seek re-election in 1990.
Doris M. Ward* 1980–1992 Elected 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986, and 1990. Resigned 1992 to accept appointment by Mayor Frank Jordan as assessor.
Richard D. Hongisto 1981–1991 Elected 1980, 1982, and 1986. Did not seek re-election in 1990, running successfully for assessor.
Wendy Nelder* 1981–1991 Elected 1980, 1982, and 1986. Did not seek re-election in 1990, running unsuccessfully for assessor.
Willie B. Kennedy 1981–1996 Appointed 1981 by Mayor Dianne Feinstein to succeed Supervisor Ella Hill Hutch. Elected 1984, 1988, and 1992. Resigned 1996 to become administrative officer of the Public Transition Development Corporation.
Bill Maher 1983–1995 Elected 1982, 1986, and 1990. Ineligible to seek re-election in 1994.
Tom Hsieh 1986–1997 Appointed 1986 by Mayor Dianne Feinstein to succeed Supervisor Louise Renne. Elected 1988 and 1992. Ineligible to run for re-election in 1996.
Jim Gonzalez 1986–1993 Appointed 1986 by Mayor Dianne Feinstein to succeed Supervisor Quentin L. Kopp. Elected 1988. Defeated for re-election 1992.
Angela Alioto* 1989–1997 Elected 1988 and 1992. Ineligible to seek re-election in 1996.
Terence Hallinan 1989–1996 Elected 1988 and 1992. Resigned 1996 after election as district attorney.
Carole Migden 1991–1996 Elected 1990 and 1994. Resigned 1996 after election to the California State Assembly.
Roberta Achtenberg 1991–1993 Elected 1990. Resigned 1993 to accept appointment by President Bill Clinton as Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Kevin Shelley* 1991–1996 Elected 1990 and 1994. Resigned 1996 after election to the California State Assembly.
Annemarie Conroy 1992–1995 Appointed 1992 by Mayor Frank Jordan to succeed Supervisor Doris M. Ward. Defeated for first election in 1994.
Sue Bierman 1993–2001 Elected 1992 and 1996. Ineligible to seek re-election in 2000.
Barbara Kaufman* 1993–2001 Elected 1992 and 1996. Ineligible to seek re-election in 2000.
Susan Leal 1993–1998 Appointed 1993 by Mayor Frank Jordan to succeed Supervisor Roberta Achtenberg. Elected 1994. Resigned 1998 after election as city treasurer.
Tom Ammiano* 1995–2008 Elected 1994, 1998, 2000, and 2004. Ineligible to seek re-election in 2008. Resigned 2008 after election to the California State Assembly.
Mabel Teng 1995–2001 Elected 1994 and 1998. Defeated for re-election 2000.
Michael Yaki 1996–2001 Appointed 1996 by Mayor Willie Brown to succeed Supervisor Terence Hallinan. Elected 1996. Defeated for re-election 2000.
Amos Brown 1996–2001 Appointed 1996 by Mayor Willie Brown to succeed Supervisor Carole Migden. Elected 1998. Defeated for re-election 2000.
Leslie R. Katz 1996–2001 Appointed 1996 by Mayor Willie Brown to succeed Supervisor Willie B. Kennedy. Elected 1996. Did not seek re-election in 2000.
Leland Yee 1997–2002 Elected 1996 and 2000. Resigned 2002 after election to the California State Assembly.
José Medina 1997–1999 Elected 1996. Resigned 1999 to accept appointment by Governor Gray Davis as Director of the California Department of Transportation.
Gavin Newsom 1997–2004 Appointed 1997 by Mayor Willie Brown to succeed Supervisor Kevin Shelley. Elected 1998, 2000, and 2002. Resigned 2004 after election as mayor.
Mark Leno 1998–2002 Appointed 1998 by Mayor Willie Brown to succeed Supervisor Susan Leal. Elected 1998 and 2000. Resigned 2002 after election to the California State Assembly.
Alicia Becerril 1999–2001 Appointed 1999 by Mayor Willie Brown to succeed Supervisor José Medina. Defeated for first election in 2000.
Matt Gonzalez* 2001–2005 Elected 2000. Did not seek re-election in 2004.
Tony Hall 2001–2004 Elected 2000. Resigned 2004 to accept appointment as executive director of the Treasure Island Development Authority.
Sophie Maxwell 2001–2011 Elected 2000, 2002, and 2006. Ineligible to seek re-election in 2010.
Jake McGoldrick 2001–2009 Elected 2000 and 2004. Ineligible to seek re-election in 2008.
Aaron Peskin* 2001–2009 Elected 2000 and 2004. Ineligible to seek re-election in 2008.
Chris Daly 2001–2011 Elected 2000, 2002, and 2006. Ineligible to seek re-election in 2010.
Gerardo Sandoval 2001–2009 Elected 2000 and 2004. Ineligible to seek re-election in 2008.
Bevan Dufty 2002–2011 Elected 2002 and 2006. Appointed post-election 2002 by Mayor Willie Brown to succeed Supervisor Mark Leno. Ineligible to seek re-election in 2010.
Fiona Ma 2002–2006 Elected 2002. Appointed post-election 2002 by Mayor Willie Brown to succeed Supervisor Leland Yee. Did not seek re-election in 2006, running successfully for the California State Assembly. Resigned 2006 after election to the Assembly.
Michela Alioto-Pier 2004–2011 Appointed 2004 by Mayor Gavin Newsom to succeed Newsom on the Board of Supervisors. Elected 2004 and 2006. Ruled ineligible by the San Francisco Department of Elections, citing an opinion by City Attorney Dennis Herrera, to seek re-election in 2010. Alioto-Pier filed lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court asserting that, under the term limits law, she was eligible to seek re-election in 2010, and if re-elected, would be termed out as of the 2014 election instead. A Superior Court judge ruled in her favor, but the California Court of Appeal overturned that ruling, thereby removing her from the 2010 ballot for District 2 supervisor. Alioto-Pier appealed that ruling to the Supreme Court of California which declined to hear the case.
Sean Elsbernd 2004–2013 Appointed 2004 by Mayor Gavin Newsom to succeed Supervisor Tony Hall. Elected 2004 and 2008. Ineligible to seek re-election in 2012.
Ross Mirkarimi 2005–2012 Elected 2004 and 2008. Resigned 2012 after election as sheriff.
Ed Jew 2006–2007 Elected 2006. Appointed post-election 2006 by Mayor Gavin Newsom to succeed Supervisor Fiona Ma. Suspended by Mayor Newsom on September 25, 2007, pending the outcome of a formal process to remove him from the board. A separate civil suit was initiated by the city to remove him as well. Resigned on January 11, 2008, prior to the completion of the removal process and the civil lawsuit, and agreed not to seek public office for five years.
Carmen Chu 2007–2008, 2008–present Appointed 2007 by Mayor Gavin Newsom to succeed Supervisor Ed Jew, after his suspension, pending final action by the Board of Supervisors on the question of whether to remove Jew from office. Jew resigned from office 2008, prior to the completion of the removal process, ending Chu's interim term. Under the charter, the seat became vacant upon Jew's resignation and remained vacant for about five and a half hours until a new appointment was made. Appointed 2008 by Mayor Newsom to succeed Supervisor Ed Jew, after his resignation. Elected 2008 to serve out the remainder of Jew's term, which expired January 2011. Elected 2010. Ineligible to seek re-election in 2014.
David Campos 2008–present Elected 2008 and 2012. Appointed post-election 2008 by Mayor Gavin Newsom to succeed Supervisor Tom Ammiano. Ineligible to seek re-election in 2016.
Eric Mar 2009–present Elected 2008 and 2012. Ineligible to seek re-election in 2016
John Avalos 2009–present Elected 2008 and 2012. Ineligible to seek re-election in 2016
David Chiu* 2009–present Elected 2008 and 2012. Ineligible to seek re-election in 2016.
Mark Farrell 2011–present Elected 2010.
Malia Cohen 2011–present Elected 2010.
Scott Wiener 2011–present Elected 2010.
Jane Kim 2011–present Elected 2010.
Christina Olague 2012–2013 Appointed 2012 by Mayor Ed Lee to succeed Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi. Defeated for first election in 2012.
Norman Yee 2013–present Elected 2012.
London Breed 2013–present Elected 2012.

Members who served as president of the Board of Supervisors during part of their tenure on the board are denoted with an asterisk (*).

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