Netroots Nation: Speaker/Trainer Profile

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Assemblymember David Chiu


David Chiu was elected to the California State Assembly in November 2014. He represents the 17th Assembly District, which encompasses eastern San Francisco. In December 2014, Speaker Toni Atkins appointed Chiu Assistant Speaker pro Tempore. Before joining the State Assembly, Chiu served as President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for six years. With a reputation as a consensus maker, Chiu was the first Board President in San Francisco history elected by fellow Supervisors to three consecutive terms, and the first Asian American to hold the post. Chiu was first elected Supervisor in 2008 to represent San Francisco’s northeast neighborhoods, which includes the city’s major tourism, retail, downtown and wharf areas; he was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2012. As Supervisor, Chiu authored 110 ordinances across a wide range of policy areas, including affordable housing, job creation, public safety, the environment, health care, transportation, civil rights, ethics and technology.

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