Law Student Elected SF Board of Supervisors Interim President

Posted Tue, 12/02/2014 - 16:00
USF law student Katy Tang 3PT was recently elected interim president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Her six-week term began Dec. 1.
Tang, who represents District 4, won the position in an 8-0 vote, taking over from District 3 Supervisor David Chiu, who will become state assemblyman for District 17, which includes San Francisco.

“It’s an incredible honor,” said Tang. “I want to create a smooth transition and make sure the board is able to carry out the work we’re supposed to do for the community.”

Tang will preside over two meetings before the board votes on Jan. 8 to elect a new president to a two-year term.

Tang has represented the Sunset District, where she grew up, for almost two years. Before that she was a longtime legislative aide to her predecessor, Carmen Chu.

She started attending law school at night while working as Chu’s aide and takes two to three classes a semester.

“Going to law school at USF has really helped me become more analytical, which is a skill I’ve put to use as I assess legislation for the city,” Tang said.