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Special District

San Francisco Bay Area Rapid TransitCandidate for Director, District 8

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Eva I. Chao

Chief Financial Officer
24,525 votes (19.65%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I will change the current culture at the BART Board by restoring Rider confidence in the safety of the system, then stop revenue losses from 15% fare evasion in the tunes of as much as $75 million yearly, by upgrading BART's 1972 year old fare gate.
  • Prioritize police recruitment, training and retention to respect and address rider safety in a meaningful way. Currently, only 35 patrol officers are available during peak hours to cover BART's 48 stations.
  • Address BART's promised yet unfunded $1 BILLION dollar pension & OPEB liabilities to its employees, in order for the transit agency to remain financially solvent in the years to come, and not be a burden to our existing generations.



U.C. Berkeley, Haas School of Business Finance, Marketing and Real Estate (1995)
U.C. Berkeley's Haas School of Business Finance, Real Estate and Marketing (1995)


I am a first generation American who immigrated from Taiwan in 1981.  I graduated from San Francisco's Lowell High School and the U.C. Berkeley's Haas School of Business, with twenty years experience as a successful and hands-on independent San Francisco service industry executive, CFO, and owner of a real estate management company. 

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Hon. Steven Glazer, State Senator, District 7
  • Hon. Debora Allen, BART Board Director, District 1.
  • BART Police Officers Association

Organizations (6)

  • BART Police Managers Association
  • BART Police Officers Association
  • BPOA Transit Safety PAC
  • Chinese American Citizens Alliance San Francisco Lodge
  • Small Property Owners of San Francisco
  • Log Cabin Republicans of San Francisco

Elected Officials (3)

  • Hon. James Fang, BART Board Director, District 1 (1991-2015)
  • Hon. David J. Canepa, Supervisor, Fifth District, County of San Mateo
  • Hon. Tony Hall, Laguna Honda, Former Supervisor District 7 (2001-2004)

Individuals (19)

  • Henry Karnilowicz, President, SF Council of District Merchants Associations*
  • Barbara Wanvig, 40 yrs resident of Cow Hollow, Cow Palace, Board Director, First VP Finance Chair*
  • Nelson Lum, Steering Committee Member, Co-Chair, Save the JROTC, Prop. V (Nov. 2008)
  • George Wooding, Former President, West of Twin Peaks Central Council (2009-2011)*
  • Joanna Tom, Past President, Chinese American Citizens Alliance, SF Lodge*
  • Tony Ribera, Greater West Portal, Ph.D., Former Chief of Police, SFPD (1992-1996)
  • Gary Gee, Forest Hill, Former Chief of Police, BART Police Department
  • David Heller, President, Greater Geary Merchant Association*
  • Richard Ow, Chinatown, Retired Postal Worker, Korean War Veteran
  • Raymond Wong, Outer Sunset, Vietnam Veteran
  • Jeff Y. Wong, Sunset District, Financial Advisor, “Mayor of Noriega Street”*
  • Captain Gregory Corrales, Greater West Portal, SFPD (retired 2014)
  • Rose Chung, Russian Hill, Founder, Miss Asian Global Pageant*
  • Albert Chow, Sunset District, People of Parkside
  • Karen Breslin, Former President, Miraloma Park Improvement Club*
  • Rudy Asercion, Outer Sunset, Board Director, SF Filipino American Chamber of Commerce*
  • John Farrell, Forest Hill, Former SF Assistant Assessor
  • Stephen Cornell, Greater West Portal, Former President, SF Small Business Commission.
  • Michael J. Antonini, DDS, Lakeside Village, Former Member, San Francisco Planning Commission (2002-2016)

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