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San Francisco CountyCandidate for Supervisor, District 2

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Nick Josefowitz

Clean Energy Entrepreneur
13,617 votes (38.56%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Build 3,000 additional homeless shelter beds & 300 new mental health. beds There is now a 1000 person waitlist for shelter beds. This will help improve the lives of those who suffer on the streets & reduce the number of folks sleeping on the street.
  • No More Excuses. City government should be held accountable for delivering results. We must take a data-driven approach to San Francisco’s challenges that incorporates best practices and new technology.
  • Let’s build the housing that is affordable for working families, especially middle-class professionals like nurses, teachers, and law enforcement officers.



Profession:Clean Energy Entrepreneur, BART Board Director
BART Board Director, Bay Area Rapid Transit (2015–current)
Entrepreneur in Residence, Modern Energy (2017–current)
Clean Energy Entrepreneur, Self (2008–current)
Board Member, San Francisco Department of the Environment (2014–2015)


Nick Josefowitz is a Clean Energy Entrepreneur who lives in Pacific Heights with his wife, Tali, whom he met in college. Together they are raising their twin boys, Ben and Alec, and spend much of their weekends chasing after them at Alta Plaza Park playground. Like many of you, they are so frustrated with City Hall's inability to tackle the most pressing challenges facing San Francisco.

Nick has a proven track record of delivering results. After graduating from Harvard in 2005, he founded and ran a successful solar energy development company. If elected, he will be the only Supervisor with any business experience. He was elected to the BART Board in 2014, and used his entrepreneurial mindset and private sector experience to help put BART back on track. His greatest success was bringing a new data-driven culture to the agency and leading the effort to pass a first-in-the-nation $3.5 billion fix-it-first infrastructure bond. You can read more about Nick's accomplishments at BART here.

Nick also serves on the Board of Directors of Capital Corridor, WETA (Bay ferries), and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), where he’s working to reduce highway congestion and eliminate deaths and serious injuries from our roads across the region. 

He also currently serves on the Executive Board of SPUR and the boards of Generation Citizen Bay Area and the California League of Conservation Voters. Previously, he served on the board of the Jewish Community Relations Council and San Francisco Environment Commission, where he laid the groundwork for City legislation requiring solar panels on every new building. He also served on the Harvard Kennedy School Dean’s Council.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • State Senator Scott Wiener
  • State Assemblymember David Chiu

Elected Officials (2)

  • BART Director Lateefah Simon
  • State Assemblymember Phil Ting

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