My occupation is City and County of San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, Attorney.
My qualifications are:
For over 20 years, I’ve spent my career helping San Franciscans, in their moments of hardship, secure legal equality:
• Tenant families at the Eviction Defense Collaborative;
• Domestic violence victims, immigrants and restaurant workers at the Asian Law Caucus;
• Indigent people accused of a crime at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office for 16 years, where I’ve tried over 50 jury trials.
I am fortunate to live in San Francisco. Yet, I also know the frustration of having my car broken into, the heartache of seeing those experiencing homelessness; mental health pains and the fear felt by LGBTQ and immigrant communities.
As a child of Hong Kong immigrants, I was raised not only to persevere through life’s struggles, but to have compassion for others in their times of need.
As judge, I will use my experience, compassion and integrity to ensure every person before me has equal access to legal protections regardless of their societal status.
I’m humbled to have these endorsements (partial list /*ID):
SAN FRANCISCO JUDGES
Ellen Chaitin (retired)
Jim Collins (retired)
Supervisors Matt Haney, Rafael Mandelman, Hillary Ronen, Shamann Walton
Supervisor-Elect Dean Preston
Chesa Boudin, SF District Attorney-Elect
Mano Raju, SF Public Defender
Matt Gonzalez, Former President, Board of Supervisors*
Bevan Dufty, BART Board President*
David Campos, SF Democratic Party Chair*
Cindy Elias, SF Police Commissioner*
Jenny Lam, SF Board of Education Commissioner*
Angela Chan, Asian Law Caucus*
Gen Fujioka, Chinatown Community Development Center*