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San Francisco CountyCandidate for Supervisor, District 2

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Catherine Stefani

Appointed Supervisor / Attorney
14,378 votes (40.71%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • A voice for Public Safety: as Supervisor Catherine is leading the effort to put more police on the streets to reduce car break-ins and keep our neighborhoods safe and clean.
  • A voice for families & Neighborhoods: Catherine is a mom and longtime neighborhood activist who will invest in retail corridors, support small businesses and improve our parks and open space.
  • A voice of moderation: Throughout her time at City Hall, Catherine has worked with those across the aisle to pass common sense, fiscally responsible legislation that protects taxpayers.



Profession:District 2 Supervisor
County Clerk, City and County of San Francisco — Appointed position (2016–2018)


McGeorge University Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Masters in Laws (L.L.M.), Public Law and Policy (current)


Supervisor Catherine Stefani is a City Hall veteran, gun violence prevention activist and former prosecutor.

Stefani has served as San Francisco’s County Clerk since 2016. She worked at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors from 2007-2016, for Supervisors Michela Alioto-Pier and Mark Farrell. Previously she worked for San Jose Vice Mayor Cindy Chavez, the California Department of Justice, and Speaker Herb Wesson of the California State Assembly. She was also a deputy district attorney in Contra Costa County, where she argued 25 jury trials.

Stefani is an active volunteer. She is a leader and spokesperson for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, which aims to reform gun laws. She was on the board of directors of the Homeless Prenatal Program for six years. She has raised over $50,000 to fight leukemia by competing in triathlons. She is active in Emerge California, an organization that trains women in politics. She won an “Ignite Honors” award in 2016 for “consistently putting her beliefs into action, engaging and mentoring other women and transforming her community.”

Stefani developed, hosted and produced “For The Record,” a television show about legal issues. The East Bay Business Times named her to its “40 under 40” list of leaders.
Stefani graduated from St. Mary’s College and earned a J.D. and an LL.M. from McGeorge School of Law. She is married, has two children, and has lived in Cow Hollow for 17 years.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Former Mayor Mark Farrell

Organizations (2)

  • California Nurses Association
  • San Francisco Examiner

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy


Catherine's background, perspective, and experience make her uniquely qualified for this office. She served the residents of District 2 for over a decade, first at a legislative aide to her two predecessors and then as the County Clerk. She knows the neighborhoods and the issues her constituents care most about and she is passionately working hard to be the neighborhood voice at City Hall. Catherine brings unparalleled experience in how to get things done, how to make government work for people.

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