10.29.2010

supervisor candidate jane kim on the cover of sf weekly


Check out our friend Jane Kim, president of the San Francisco Board of Education, who is running of supervisor for District 6 (and looking for your vote in next week's election), rocking the cover of SF Weekly: The Identity Card.

There's plenty to like about Jane Kim, a shopping list of positives to which her supporters and detractors both readily admit. She is young, smart, attractive, and well-spoken. She is a natural on the campaign trail, able to connect with high school dropouts, Tenderloin SRO dwellers, and million-dollar-condo owners. She's a formidable fundraiser. She has earned her political stripes, rebounding from a defeat in the 2004 race for the board of education to be the top vote-getter in the 2006 contest. During her term, she sided with progressive allies in a failed bid to disband JROTC, but she has also proved pragmatic, voting to reform the district's byzantine student assignment system.

And Kim has a not-so-secret weapon that could propel her past better-established competitors, the same factor that could decide next year's mayoral election: She is Asian.
I'm not crazy about the article -- it's not so much about Jane the awesome candidate as it is about Jane the Asian candidate, but it does recognize that there is a movement changing the face of San Francisco politics.

I also want to share this cool photo of Jane and her Listening Booth:


For more information on Jane Kim, candidate for Supervisor, go here.