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San Francisco CountyCandidate for Supervisor, District 9

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Hillary Ronen

Legislative Advisor / Mother
20,314 votes (64.8%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Build 5,000 units of affordable housing in the next 10 years by leveraging state and federal funding, and purchasing land for the City to build affordable units. Strong negotiations with developers to include affordable housing in their developments
  • Address homeless encampments by building additional Navigation Centers that connect homeless people with health services, bathrooms, showers, and housing.
  • Create a universal preschool program by following the example of New York and other cities around the world, and adding public preschool to our K-12 system.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Legislative Advisor, District 9 Office and former Worker rights attorney at La Raza Centro Legal.
Chief of Staff, District 9 Office (2010–2016)
Worker Rights attorney, La Raza Centro Legal (2005–2010)

Education

Boalt School, UC Berkeley Juris Doctor (2005)

Community Activities

Board Member, Mujeres Unidas y Activas (2010–2016)
Attorney, La Colectiva de Mujeres (2003–2010)

Biography

Hillary Ronen was born in California and has worked and lived in District 9 for more than thirteen years. She has spent her career working to build an affordable future for her neighbors in Bernal Heights, the Mission, and the Portola.

 
Hillary’s father immigrated to America when he was 30 years old, and he learned to speak English while working blue collar jobs. After watching the discrimination her father faced in the workplace, Hillary decided to dedicate her life to advancing the rights of workers and their families.

After graduating from UC San Diego and attending UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law, Hillary moved to the Mission District to work for La Raza Centro Legal. While leading the worker’s rights unit, she stood up to unethical employers who were stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in wages from workers, earning a reputation as someone willing to take on difficult battles and get results.


For the last six years Hillary has served as Chief of Staff for District 9 Supervisor David Campos, where she has become known for her ability to bring all political sides together to pass common sense laws.

Her determination to help families during the affordability crisis has lead to essential legislation protecting families and school teachers from eviction; providing resources for the first LGBT homeless shelter in San Francisco history; and passing the Free MUNI for Youth program.


Most importantly, under Hillary’s leadership, the District 9 office has pushed to build the first affordable housing units in the Mission in over a decade. Hundreds of affordable housing units will be made available to district residents in the next few years, with hundreds more in the pipeline. 

Hillary is married to Francisco Ugarte, Immigration Specialist at the San Francisco Public Defender’s office. Their daughter Maelle recently celebrated her third birthday. If elected, Hillary will be the first mother to serve as a San Francisco Supervisor in over 4 years.

 

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • SF Labor Council
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund
  • Latino Democratic Club

Organizations (12)

  • United Educators of San Francisco – San Francisco Teachers
  • California Nurses Association
  • San Francisco Young Democrats
  • San Francisco Women’s Political Committee
  • San Francisco Tenants Union
  • Portola Neighborhood Democratic Club
  • San Francisco Democratic Party
  • Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club
  • San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Sing Tao Daily
  • San Francisco Examiner

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