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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.

Experience

Education

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)

Biography

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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