For more than two decades, John Avalos has been living in the Excelsior and fighting for local families. More than any other candidate for Supervisor, John understands our neighborhoods and has a proven record of delivering for our communities.
Growing up in a third-generation Mexican American family, John was raised to value compassion and hard work. One of his first jobs after moving to San Francisco in the late 1980s was working the early-morning shift at a Market Street coffee cart.
In 1993, John decided to dedicate his life to public service, working for community-based organizations serving children and families, including Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth. He also fought for the rights of essential workers through organizations such as SEIU 1877 (now USWW), the Justice for Janitors Campaign and the National Union of Healthcare Workers. He most recently fought to save Seton Medical Center from closing, a valuable asset to the community, now more than ever.
In 2008, John was elected to the SF Board of Supervisors, where he championed community-led development and fought against pro-developer policies that would have harmed our families. In his two terms on the board, John was a city-wide leader in the fight for local jobs, affordable housing and civil rights for all San Franciscans.
John is running for Supervisor again to help lead our city out of the current pandemic and economic crisis while preserving the values of community, compassion and hard work that make District 11 such a vibrant place to live. As supervisor, he will help rebuild the economy around the needs of essential workers, root out government corruption, protect renters and homeowners by taxing corporate speculators, protect local businesses, and create a balanced budget that preserves vital services.
John is also the proud father of two teenagers who attend public school in Berkeley and live in Albany and San Francisco. He is engaged to Raquel Redondiez.