David Chiu Announces Candidacy For San Francisco District 3 Supervisor

Small Business Commissioner and Former San Francisco Assistant D.A. Represents New Generation of Leadership for City Hall

San Francisco – January 29, 2008 – David Chiu today announced his candidacy for the office of Supervisor for the City and County of San Francisco in District 3. The election will be held on November 4, 2008.

“Everything I love about San Francisco is represented in the diversity of District 3’s residents, neighborhoods and businesses,” said candidate David Chiu. “But my district and our great city can be more accessible, cleaner and safer. When we work together to address difficult issues, San Francisco is a beacon to the world. I look forward to engaging my neighbors through a grassroots campaign focused on discussing our district’s top concerns and partnering together to create workable solutions.”

Chiu lives and works in District 3, and at age thirty-eight represents a new generation of leadership for San Francisco. A San Francisco Small Business Commissioner, Chiu is also Chief Operating Officer at Grassroots Enterprise. Chiu previously served as a criminal prosecutor in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.

Among his numerous community leadership experiences, Chiu has chaired the Lower Polk Neighbors and District 3’s largest affordable housing organization, Chinatown Community Development Center.

David Chiu is already endorsed by a wide spectrum of elected San Francisco officials, including President of the Board of Supervisors Aaron Peskin (District 3), Supervisor Tom Ammiano (District 9), District Attorney Kamala Harris, Public Defender Jeff Adachi, Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting, and School Board Commissioner Hydra Mendoza.