My occupation is Former Member, San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
My qualifications are:
Throughout my 40 year career in public service, I have taken pride in solving difficult problems, big and small. I am running for BART Board to get BART working for San Francisco and the entire Bay Area.
I bring decades of experience and achievement in transportation policy, starting as a young Congressional aide working on mass transit legislation and helping to restore rail transit in Los Angeles.
As a San Francisco Supervisor, I made transportation a top priority. I helped secure $4.4 million for improvements at the Glen Park BART Station.
And, when San Franciscans steadily complained about service on the J-Church, I pushed for an audit that led to Muni’s Transit Effectiveness Project – which evaluated and overhauled Muni service for the first time in a generation.
I have a deep understanding of BART’s challenges and virtually every facet of operations, including federal funding, transit planning and legislation.
I have always taken a cooperative, nuts and bolts approach to government. As a BART Director, I will listen to the public and connect with riders and employees, bringing people together to solve problems like reliability, safety and cleanliness in stations and trains, while helping those in need.
I would be honored to have your vote.