David Chiu
Board of Supervisors, District 3
(415) 554-7450
Public Address
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244
San Francisco, Ca 94102-4689

David Chiu is the incumbent Supervisor for District 3, and a candidate for the 17th District State Assembly seat. 

Political Positions & Connections

  • District 3 Supervisor
  • President of the Board of Supervisors: On his first day in office on January 8, 2009, Chiu was elected to a two-year term as president of the Board of Supervisors, the first Chinese American to serve in this capacity.[2] He was reelected president on January 8, 2011.
  • Interim Mayor: On January 10, 2011, Chiu served as acting Mayor of San Francisco for a day after Gavin Newsom was sworn in as Lieutenant Governor of California, prior to the selection and swearing-in of Ed Lee by the Board of Supervisors.
  • Mayoral Candidate: On February 28, 2011, Chiu announced his mayoral candidacy at a morning rally at San Francisco City Hall.[12] Over the course of the campaign, Chiu raised over $1.24 million from both private and public sources and spent roughly the same amount.[13]

    On Election Day, Chiu placed fourth behind incumbent Ed Lee with 17,921 first-place votes. Despite the fourth-place finish, Chiu, Lee, and third-place candidate Dennis Herrera appeared individually on more ballots overall than John Avalos, who came in second.[14]

  • State Assembly Candidate: On September 12, 2013, Chiu announced his candidacy for the California State Assembly to replace termed-out Democrat Tom Ammiano in the 17th district, which encompasses the eastern half of San Francisco.[15] He is running against fellow Democrat and supervisor David Campos.