Jane Kim is the first Korean-American supervisor in the country, representing a diverse district encompassing the majority of new construction in San Francisco. She represents the highest and lowest income residents, and her priorities include pedestrian/bicyclist safety, preserving and building more affordable housing, funding public schools and parks, and addressing homelessness. Kim’s landmark initiatives include authoring Vision Zero, the Fair Chance Act, the $15 minimum wage ballot measure, homeless shelter reform, and a housing balance plan.
District 6 has more pedestrian/bicyclist deaths and injuries than any other district in San Francisco. Last year, Supervisor Kim, with fellow Supervisors John Avalos and Norman Yee, spearheaded the Vision Zero initiative, which focuses on the 3 E’s (engineering, education, and enforcement) to achieve a goal of zero pedestrian/bicyclist fatalities by 2024. Her office funded the first pedestrian safety pilots in San Francisco starting on the highest injury corridor, which is in her district. She has successfully advocated for the inclusion of pedestrian- and bike-centered streetscaping in new area and neighborhood plans. Supervisor Kim also fought for and implemented many other safety projects in her district, including the Don’t Block the Box initiative, new signalized crosswalks, protected bike lanes, and pedestrian safety banners. And she chairs the San Francisco County Transportation Authority’s Vision Zero Committee. Supervisor Kim is the former president of the San Francisco Board of Education and was a civil rights attorney at the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights. She directed the youth empowerment program at the Chinatown Community Development Center, an affordable housing developer. She was listed in 7×7 Magazine’s Hot 20 under 40 lists in 2010. Kim received her B.A. in political science and Asian-American studies from Stanford University and her J.D. from the U.C. Berkeley School of Law.