Supervisor Scott Wiener represents District 8, which includes the Castro, Eureka Valley, Upper Market, Noe Valley, Duboce Triangle, Diamond Heights, Glen Park, Corona Heights, Buena Vista, Twin Peaks, Mission-Dolores, and parts of the Inner Mission. He is a fourteen-year resident of the Castro.
Before being elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2010, Scott served as a Deputy City Attorney in the San Francisco City Attorney's Office, where he represented San Francisco in court and supervised a group of attorneys on the Trial Team. Scott litigated on behalf of San Francisco in state and federal court, up to the United States Supreme Court. Before joining the City Attorney's Office, Scott worked in private practice at Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, where he focused on complex commercial litigation and pro bono work on behalf of asylumseekers and low-income tenants facing eviction.
From 2006 to 2008, Scott served as Chairman of the San Francisco Democratic Party and is currently in his fourth term as an elected member of the Democratic County Central Committee. Scott also has worked for years at a neighborhood level, serving as president of his neighborhood association (the Castro/Eureka Valley Neighborhood Association) and co-founding Castro Community on Patrol, a volunteer neighborhood walking patrol in the Castro and Duboce Triangle neighborhoods.
A leader in San Francisco’s LGBT community, Scott co-chaired the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club, co-chaired BALIF (the Bay Area’s LGBT bar association), and served on the national board of the Human Rights Campaign for a decade. Scott also co-chaired the LGBT Community Center and played a key role in building the Center.
Born in Philadelphia, Scott grew up in southern New Jersey, the son of small business owners, and attended public schools. He attended college at Duke University, studied in Chile on a Fulbright Scholarship, and received his law degree from Harvard Law School. After law school, Scott clerked on the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
For his work in the community, Scott has received awards from the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, the Bar Association of San Francisco, the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club, and the Human Rights Campaign.
Scott believes that to improve San Francisco, we must start with the City’s foundations: maintaining and rebuilding our infrastructure, reforming and revitalizing our transportation systems, ensuring neighborhood safety, supporting our system of public education, and creating an atmosphere of job creation so that we build our tax base. Cementing this solid base for the city will allow it to flourish as the beacon of innovation, hope, and tolerance that draws people from all over the world to live, work, and visit here.