San Francisco, CA – Today, U. S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-California) gave an early endorsement to longtime public servant Connie Chan in her campaign for District 1 Supervisor. “Since our early days working together in the San Francisco District Attorney’s office, Connie has been a tremendous advocate for and with immigrant communities and Chinese-speaking monolingual families in the City,” said Senator Harris. “Since then, she’s continued to stand up for San Franciscans to improve city services, expand opportunities, and make sure everyone’s voices are heard. I know she’ll be a strong advocate for the Richmond District and working families across our City.” “I am honored to have earned Senator Harris’ endorsement. As a public official, she has been a trailblazer who has shown all of us how to be strong, to stand up for what we believe in and to fight against prejudice that harms women, immigrants, people of color, and our most vulnerable communities. As a person, she has been an inspiration to me in how she treats others and seeks to uplift those around her,” said Chan. “With her support, we will win this race and continue fighting for San Francisco families.” Senator Harris now joins current District 1 Supervisor Sandra Fewer, District 3 Supervisor Aaron Peskin, former District 1 Supervisors Eric Mar and Jack McGoldrick and former District 10 Supervisor Sophie Maxwell in endorsing Connie Chan for the Richmond District. ABOUT CONNIE CHAN Born in Hong Kong, Connie Chan is a first-generation immigrant who came to San Francisco at the age of 13. She attended Galileo High School and lived in a rent-controlled apartment in Chinatown with her mother and younger brother – the same apartment her mother lives in today. Thanks to classes at City College, her mother was able to launch a new career and support her family as a claims processor at Chinese Hospital. Connie attended the University of California, Davis before returning to San Francisco where she served our city as a volunteer interpreter working with pro bono lawyers for the San Francisco Bar Association’s Volunteer Legal Outreach and as a community organizer for San Francisco Safety Awareness for Everyone (SF SAFE) and Community Youth Center. She later served as an aide to then-Supervisor Sophie Maxwell, then-District Attorney Kamala Harris and Supervisor Aaron Peskin. She’s also served in the City’s Recreation and Park Department and City College of San Francisco. Connie resides in the Richmond District with her long-time partner Ed, a San Francisco firefighter, and their son, Edo.