SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco District 3 Supervisor Aaron Peskin today endorsed Connie Chan for District 1. The announcement was made during a press conference at Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground which is currently undergoing renovations advocated for by Peskin and Chan when she served in his office. “I have known Connie for many years. She is a tenacious advocate, independent thinker and experienced public servant who has given many years to making San Francisco work better for everyone. As our next District 1 Supervisor, she’ll be the first fluent Chinese speaker on the Board in 20 years, bringing invaluable perspective and the ability to amplify the voices of our Chinese community,” said Peskin. “I cannot think of a better candidate to succeed Supervisor Fewer than Connie Chan.” “I am honored to be endorsed by Supervisor Peskin who I consider to be a mentor and friend,” said Chan. “His dedication to his District is something I hope to emulate as Supervisor and I will fight just as hard for the Richmond District as he does for District 3 every day.” Chan served in Peskin’s District office from December 2015 to February 2017. Among the many projects she worked on was a push to provide an additional $4 million to renovate the Clubhouse at Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground. Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground (then known as Chinese Playground) was one she frequently visited as a teen after her family immigrated to San Francisco. “Like so many San Franciscans, Connie came here an immigrant, not speaking any English and found a community in Chinatown that helped her family succeed. Now she wants to continue to serve the community and our City will be stronger by having her voice on the Board,” said Peskin. Peskin joins current District 1 Supervisor Sandra Fewer, former District 1 Supervisors Eric Mar and Jack McGoldrick and former District 10 Supervisor Sophie Maxwell in endorsing Chan.
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