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Democratic Party County Central Committee — Democratic PartyCandidate for Member, Assembly District 17

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Mike Chen

Data Engineer
8,849 votes (2.12%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Expand the housing supply and lower housing costs through zoning reform, process reform, and increased subsidies for low-income housing
  • Promote sustainable, efficient and safe transportation by prioritizing mass transit, designing safer streets, and building protected bike lanes
  • Grow vibrant streets and fight empty storefronts. Streamline small business permitting, legalize more shops around parks, and promote community groups.



Profession:Data Engineer
Member, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) — Appointed position (2020–current)


University of Pennsylvania Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, Linguistics (2011)
University of Pennsylvania Master of Arts, Mathematics (2011)

Community Activities

Volunteer Lead, YIMBY Action (2016–current)
Board Member and Founding Member, Northern Neighbors (2018–current)
Board Member, Edwin M. Lee Asian Pacific Democratic Club (2018–current)
VP Communication, Penn Club of San Francisco (2017–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Mayor London Breed
  • Assemblymember David Chiu
  • State Senator Scott Wiener

Organizations (9)

  • San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Eastern Neighborhoods Democratic Club
  • United Democratic Club
  • Chinese American Democratic Club
  • YIMBY Action
  • Northern California Carpenters Regional Council
  • District 2 Democratic Club
  • Democratic Women in Action
  • Brownie Mary Democratic Club

Elected Officials (2)

  • Supervisor Catherine Stefani
  • San Francisco City College Board of Trustees President Alex Randolph

Who gave money to this candidate?


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