Tuesday, October 23, 2018

November Election Candidates' Profile - BOMA San Francisco's Dual Endorses for Supervisor in District 4 - Learn More About Jessica Ho and Trevor McNeil + Volunteer and Donate!

The BOMA SF-PAC has endorsed two candidates for supervisor in District 4. Please take a moment to learn more about Jessica and Trevor and, if you are so inclined, consider a donation to each campaign and/or volunteer. 

District 4 encompasses the Sunset District in San Francisco. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to John Bozeman, BOMA San Francisco's Director of Government and Industry Affairs, at johnb@boma.com.

About Jessica Ho

Jessica Ho currently serves as Legislative Aide to Supervisor Katy Tang, representing District 4, and her work focuses on improving public safety, enhancing neighborhood merchant vitality, and advocating for better transportation and pedestrian safety.

Before joining Supervisor Tang’s office, she worked as the Senior Health Advisor to Los Angeles County Board Supervisor Janice Hahn, where she launched the first mobile stroke unit on the West Coast, supported services and programs to improve air quality issues and prevent Hepatitis A outbreaks, and worked to identify new policies to tackle the city’s homelessness crisis.

After earning her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, Jessica moved to the Sunset District, the neighborhood her grandmother immigrated to in 1980. While there, Jessica attended the University of California, San Francisco and completed a year-long program to become a Registered Dietitian. Through her experiences working with patients, she discovered that she wanted to pursue a career in public service, and so she went on to earn her Master of Science in Public Health in Health Policy from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health while interning with former District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu. 

Shortly thereafter she was accepted into the Capital Fellows Program in Sacramento and worked for the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), an agency that contracts with non-profit organizations throughout the State and provides funds for adoptions, foster care, aid to the disabled, family crisis counseling, child welfare, and many others. Through this work she provided recommendations to the Governor’s Office on State legislation related to residential care facilities for the elderly, child day care centers, and other CDSS-regulated facilities. 

Throughout her career, Jessica has been passionate about caring for patients and constituents. Jessica’s three main priorities include creating housing that is affordable, as too many families and working people are being pushed out of San Francisco; creating safe and clean streets that residents and merchants feel proud to be part of; and reducing homelessness and addressing mental illness, while providing housing and a path to stability to our homeless neighbors. Her work has and will continue to focus on caring for those in need and improving the quality of life for residents of District 4.

About Trevor McNeil

As a young parent who is raising his three children in the Sunset, Trevor McNeil is committed to keeping the Sunset safe, affordable, and vibrant for working families.

Trevor grew up in San Francisco, and has lived in the Sunset most of his adult life. All of his three children, Walden, Nicasio, and Farallon, were born and raised in the Sunset. Like many residents, Trevor has struggled to find affordable housing for his growing family. But he remembers how important his San Franciscan childhood was to him, singing in the SF Boys Choir and playing Viking Soccer, and he's committed to keeping his family in the City to give his children the same opportunities.

A 3rd generation public school teacher, Trevor started his career as a student teacher at Lawton Alternative School, and has taught in many SF schools. He currently teaches 7th grade History and English at La Entrada Middle School. As a public school teacher, Trevor understands how hard it is to afford San Francisco's high cost of living for a middle-class family. He's excited to take lessons he's learned from leading a classroom to serving the Sunset as a Supervisor.

Trevor has always been dedicated to public service and activism. He's volunteered for the San Francisco Democratic Party since he was 14 years old. At 24, he was the youngest member elected to the SF Democratic County Central Committee, and served as its Vice-Chair. In 2014 Supervisor Katy Tang appointed Trevor to the city’s Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC), and he currently is a member of the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Advisory Committee (PROSAC). 

Trevor has been a board member of the San Francisco Young Democrats, the Irish American Democratic Club, Democracy Action, and the Inner Sunset Park Neighborhood Association.  The child of a union household, Trevor has served as his union's site representative and was a former organizer with AFSCME Local 3299. Trevor McNeil has a BA from Carleton College, a teaching credential from San Francisco State University, and a MA from Tuft University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. 

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