CONNIE CHAN WAS RAISED IN
San Francisco since the age of thirteen, and owes so much to this incredible City. She knows firsthand the ways that this city can support everyday people in reaching their dreams. On January 8, 2021, Connie Chan was sworn in as Supervisor of District 1.
Born in Hong Kong, she moved to San Francisco after grade school in Taiwan at the age of 13 with her mother and younger brother. Her family was able to obtain a rent-controlled apartment in Chinatown (the same apartment her mother lives in today) because her mother was able to develop 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 out as a volunteer interpreter, working with pro bono attorneys for SF Bar Association's Volunteer Legal Outreach, while serving as a community organizer for SF SAFE and Community Youth Center.
In 2006, she was recruited to be an aide to Supervisor Sophie Maxwell and later served as an aide to then-District Attorney Kamala Harris, followed by Supervisor Aaron Peskin in 2016. Over the past fifteen years, Connie also served at San Francisco Recreation & Parks and City College of San Francisco.
At age 42, Connie has served our City at every level and understands how policy goals at the top are implemented into operational actions for San Francisco residents.
Connie’s long-time partner Ed became a San Francisco Fire Fighter in 2011 – the same year they bought their home in the Richmond. Today, they are raising their seven-year-old son who is a student at Lafayette Elementary School.
Connie is honored to serve as District 1 Supervisor because of what San Francisco has given her – and because she wants those same opportunities to be available for all San Franciscans now and for generations to come.