Fighting for Progress
Why I'm Running
Since my election to the Legislature in 2014, I have been fighting hard for San Francisco and California — to create affordable housing, improve our schools, protect our environment, defend our civil rights, and so much more. I’m honored to represent the 17th Assembly District, and hope you’ll join my 2020 re-election campaign. Let’s move forward together!
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David Chiu was elected to the California State Assembly in November 2014, representing the 17th Assembly District, which encompasses eastern San Francisco; he was re-elected in 2016 and 2018. In his first year, David was appointed by the Assembly Speaker to serve as Assistant Speaker pro Tempore.