Mayor Newsom endorses Doug Chan for Supervisor
From the Office of Doug Chan for Supervisor
July 10, 2006
Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced his endorsement for Doug Chan
for Supervisor of district four to fill a vacancy of Supervisor
Fiona Ma who is the Democratic nominee for Assembly and will not
seek re-election next year.
"Doug has impressed me with his 30 years of service to San
Francisco. He has recently served with distinction as a San Francisco
Police Commissioner and on other city commissions," said
Mayor Newsom. "Doug Chan has the experience, integrity and
ability to help lead San Francisco forward and I'm 100% behind
Doug Chan has also received the endorsement of district four Supervisor
Fiona Ma. "Doug's commitment to public safety is unquestioned
and I know that City Hall will benefit from his common sense approach,"
stated Supervisor Ma.
"I'm honored to have the support of the mayor and current
supervisor of the district," said Doug Chan. "I have
worked to build bridges and solve problems in the community for
30 years and feel that I can contribute much more as an elected
Doug Chan is a fourth generation San Franciscan, Doug has served
as a Commissioner on the San Francisco Police Commission, Board
of Permit Appeals, the Rent Board, and the Assessment Appeals
Board. Prior to his nomination to the Police Commission by Mayor
Gavin Newsom, Doug had served as a member of the California Small
Business Development Board. He also served as a legislative aide
to U.S. Senator Alan Cranston.
As Police Commissioner, Doug called early public attention to
the personnel crisis in the city's police department, which currently
operates at 15% below its voter-mandated personnel level. As a
Supervisor, he has pledged to not only return the San Francisco
Police Department to its legally-required numbers, but to upgrade
SFPD policies, practices and technology.
Doug has helped establish scores of small businesses in the city
as an attorney. He lives with his wife, Florinda, and their two
sons in the Sunset District of San Francisco.