Elected in November 2016, Senator Scott Wiener represents District 11 in the California State Senate. District 11 includes all of San Francisco, Broadmoor, Colma, Daly City as well as portions of South San Francisco.
During his first year in the Senate, Senator Wiener passed 11 bills that were signed into law, including a landmark bill to streamline housing approvals in cities not meeting their housing goals. Prior to his election to the State Senate, Senator Wiener served as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors where he was a champion for creating housing policy to make housing more affordable, improving the reliability and capacity of public transportation, ensuring neighborhood safety, fighting against the impacts of climate change and the drought and safeguarding and expanding the rights of all communities, including the LGBT community.
Wiener received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a law degree from Harvard Law School. He spent a year in Chile on a Fulbright Scholarship doing historical research. Wiener has lived in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood for nearly 20 years.