Jane Kim, the president of the San Francisco Board of Education is running for San Francisco Supervisor in District 6 and she needs your help in the form of signatures. Jane Kim needs 1,500 signatures from District 6 residents to get on the ballot for the November 6 elections. If you don’t know Jane, she was the first Korean-American to be an elected official in San Francisco.
Based on her experiences as a community organizer working with young people, Jane Kim was encouraged to run for a seat on San Francisco’s Board of Education. She received the most votes citywide in her 2006 election. In that election, Jane placed first out of fifteen candidates in District 6—earning over 1,000 more votes than her closest competitor.
As a Commissioner on the Board of Education, Jane Kim has advocated for expanded access for immigrant families, more equitable distribution of district resources, and greater accountability by the administration to the community whom they serve. Even as funding and resources for education at the state level have continued to decline, Jane has led her colleagues in the difficult challenge of balancing a fractured budget, while still prioritizing student needs and preserving district jobs.
If you live in District 6, go submit your signature! For more information on Jane Kim’s run, go to her website janekim.org.