ABOUT SUPERVISOR COHEN
Supervisor Malia Cohen was elected in November 2010 to represent San Francisco’s 10th District, which consists of Bayview Hunters Point, Potrero Hill and Visitacion Valley. Supervisor Cohen has long been a leader in the community and has used her position on the Board of Supervisor to enact meaningful changes to improve the lives of her constituents and all San Franciscans.
During her time as Supervisor, Cohen has been at the forefront on issues regarding responsible land use and economic development, public safety, and quality of life issues for children and families. When she ran for office she promised to keep District 10 working, healthy and safe, and that continues to be her focus today.
Economic Development and Government Accountability: Supervisor Cohen supported the balanced budget that was passed by the Board of Supervisors and signed by Mayor Lee. This responsible budget closed a financial shortfall of $380 million over two years while also providing the investments in education, healthcare, and public safety that lay the groundwork for our city’s future. In her role as Chair of the Government, Audit and Oversight Committee Supervisor Cohen has worked to improve the system of auditing the city’s departments in order to ensure that our tax money is spent responsibly.
Women’s Rights and Helping Working Families: In order to support San Francisco’s working families, Supervisor Cohen supported legislation that would allow employed caregivers to request flexible working schedules in order to support their families. She has also passed legislation that bans pregnancy centers from making false or misleading statements about their services in order to protect the safety and rights of women in San Francisco.
Responsible Gun Policies: We have seen time and time again the damage that is inflicted on our communities from gun violence. Supervisor Cohen passed legislation that bans high-powered, military-style weapons and requires police notification for ammunition purchases of over 500 rounds. Additionally, she introduced legislation that would ban the possession of high-capacity magazines such as the ones that were used in the tragic Sandy Hook school shooting.
Supervisor Cohen is a former member of the Corporate Strategy and Communications team for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco where she worked to supervise and regulate America’s banking institutions. She is a longtime advocate for equality and women’s rights and has worked to educate and encourage women to run for public office.
Supervisor Cohen earned her Master of Science Degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Fisk University.