Matt Haney

District 6 Board of Supervisors, San Francisco

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Unapologetically pro-worker, pro-union, and progressive, Matt Haney has led the way in building a more equitable, just, thriving San Francisco throughout his career and is now continuing to fight for these things in his campaign for District 6 Supervisor.

Matt is a Commissioner and immediate past President of the San Francisco Board of Education. Matt was elected to the Board of Education in 2012, and re-elected in 2016 with the most votes ever received by any candidate for San Francisco School Board in history. He was the only candidate in San Francisco endorsed by President Barack Obama, and the only local elected official in the country that President Obama endorsed for re-election.

Matt is National Political Director at The Dream Corps, where he leads the organization’s broader policy strategy to close prison doors, and open doors of opportunity. With Van Jones and Jessica Jackson, he is the Co-Founder of #cut50, a national initiative to cut the prison population in half in ten years.

Matt is a former Education Fellow, Lecturer, and Adjunct Faculty Member at the Stanford d.school. He also taught Education Law at the JFK School of Law, and Sociology at Palo Alto University.

Matt has a BA from UC Berkeley, where he graduated with highest honors and as a Valedictorian finalist, an MA from Stanford University School of Education,a JD from Stanford Law School with a focus on land use and local government law, and an LLM in Human Rights from National University of Ireland where he was a Senator George Mitchell Scholar.

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