Connie Chan was elected to represent District 1 on the Board of Supervisors in November 2020. In February 2023 she was named Chair of the Board of Supervisors Budget Committee. She also serves on the Government Audit and Oversight Committee and as a member of the San Francisco County Transit Authority and the San Francisco Local Agency Formation Commission.
Born in Hong Kong, she moved to San Francisco at the age of 13 with her mother and younger brother. Her family was able to obtain a rent-controlled apartment in Chinatown and her mother developed the skills she needed for a new career, as a claims processor at Chinese Hospital, thanks to classes at City College of San Francisco.
After graduating from Galileo High School, Connie earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis and then went to work giving back to the community that had done so much for her family. She started her career as a volunteer interpreter, working with pro bono attorneys for the SF Bar Association’s Volunteer Legal Outreach, and as a community organizer for SF SAFE and the Community Youth Center.
Connie has served our City at every level and understands that it’s not just important to pass good laws, but equally important that they be implemented equitably in order to serve all San Franciscans. In 2006, she was recruited by then-Supervisor Sophie Maxwell to serve as a legislative aide, and later served as an aide to then-District Attorney Kamala D. Harris as well as Supervisor Aaron Peskin. Most recently she advocated for Bay Area residents as an aide to then-Assemblymember Kevin Mullin. In addition to this local and state level policy work, Connie has held roles in administration at the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department and City College of San Francisco.
Connie’s long-time partner Ed became a San Francisco firefighter in 2011 – the same year they bought their home in the Richmond District. Today, they are raising their son who attends school in the Richmond.
Connie is honored to serve District 1 residents and her priorities as supervisor will be to ensure the same opportunities that San Francisco has given her are available for all San Franciscans now and for generations to come.