Angela Alioto, mayoral candidate, was born and raised in San Francisco, along with her five brothers, and she raised her four children here. Her parents are former San Francisco Mayor Joseph L. Alioto and Angelina Genaro Alioto.
During her service on the Board of Supervisors, Angela was elected President of the Board. She served as Vice-Chair of the Board's Finance Committee, Chair of the Health, Public Safety and Environment Committee, and Chair of the Select Committee on Municipal Public Power, a committee she created as President.
Notable legislative successes:
- Authored the Sanctuary City law.
- Passed the first medicinal marijuana law.
- Authored the first tobacco-free legislation in the nation to ban smoking in bars and restaurants, thereby reducing exposure of restaurant workers and patrons to dangerous carcinogens.
- Created a Blue Ribbon Committee to keep the Giants in San Francisco.
- Created the San Francisco Film Commission and the San Francisco Youth Commission.
Following her tenure on the Board of Supervisors, Angela was appointed as Chairperson to San Francisco's Ten Year Plan Implementation Council to address chronic homelessness under Mayor Gavin Newsom. From 2004 to 2009, the Ten Year Plan of helping the homeless in San Francisco helped 4,850+ individuals transition from the streets and into permanent, supportive housing with a retention rate of over 90%.
Today, Angela is a champion for workers discriminated against in the workplace based on race, age, disability, gender, religion and sexual orientation, as well as a fighter who tackles harassment, wage/hour, retaliatory discharge, and wrongful termination of workers. Angela Alioto is the San Francisco mayoral candidate who will fight for the rights of our residents.
Angela won the largest civil rights verdict in American history for African American workers and has won several high-profile verdicts against corporations who have engaged in workplace discrimination. In 2007, Angela was a Finalist for the San Francisco Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. She was named Litigator of the Month in 2000 by the National Law Journal and was a finalist for 2001 National Trial Lawyer of the Year by the National Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.
She attended Convent of the Sacred Heart, graduated cum laude from Lone Mountain College, and earned her law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law.