California Policy Summit 2018
In November 2014, David Chiu was elected to the California State Legislature to represent the 17th Assembly District, which encompasses eastern San Francisco. He currently serves as the Chair of the Assembly Housing & Community Development Committee. Assemblymember Chiu has worked on a variety of issues related to housing including streamlining housing creation, increasing funding for affordable housing and homeless services, redevising redevelopment agencies, encouraging transit-oriented development, incentivizing the creation of middle-income housing creating, and protecting tenants. Governor Jerry Brown has signed 34 bills that David authored during his first three years in the Assembly. Among other efforts, the bills assisted LGBT families, protected immigrant workers, promoted sustainable transportation options, and facilitated voting by young people. Before joining the State Assembly, David Chiu served as President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for six years and represented San Francisco’s northeast neighborhoods of District 3, which includes the city’s major tourism, retail, downtown and wharf areas.