America’s Cabinet: Jane Kim

Attorney General

Board Supervisor
San Francisco, CA

Jane Kim is a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Prior to taking on that role she was a community organizer at Chinatown Community Development Center, a civil rights attorney at Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, and served as President of the San Francisco Board of Education. She received a dual B.A. in political science and Asian American studies from Stanford University and her J.D. from the U.C. Berkeley School of Law. Kim’s landmark initiatives include leading San Francisco to be the first city in the nation to make Community College free for all residents; the Fair Chance Act (removing unnecessary barriers to employment and stable housing for the millions of Californians who have a conviction record); passing the strongest and most progressive minimum wage law in the nation raising minimum wage to $15/hour by 2018; securing full-time nurses for homeless shelters and establishing a medical respite shelter for aging and sick homeless residents. Kim is an affordable housing advocate and proud to have authored and passed the strongest and boldest tenant protection ordinance in the country stemming frivolous evictions.

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