Mayor Mark Farrell plans to announce today the appointment of his former legislative aide and county clerk Catherine Stefani to fill the District 2 vacancy on the Board of Supervisors.
Since 2016, Stefani has served as the County Clerk for the City and County of San Francisco. She assumed the position after serving for nine years as a District 2 legislative aide.
“For nearly a decade, Catherine has been working inside and outside of City Hall to make
District 2 safer, stronger, and healthier for everyone,” Farrell said in a statement. “Her track record speaks for itself. She has worked tirelessly to improve public safety by removing guns from our streets, create a more family-friendly environment, and enhance the quality of life. I was born and raised in District 2, and I know Catherine is the right choice to protect, represent, and support the neighborhoods of the District. I look forward to working closely with Catherine and her colleagues on the Board to address the most important issues facing District 2 and San Francisco.”
Farrell and Stefani plan to hold a press conference at the Marina Branch Library Plaza to announce the decision.
“I am deeply honored Mayor Farrell has placed his confidence in me to represent District 2, especially during a time of urgent public safety issues facing the district and the city as a whole,” Stefani said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to bringing both my experience and passion to the Board of Supervisors to represent the residents of District 2.”
Stefani is expected to file to run for the District 2 seat in November for a four year term. Other candidates in the race who have already filed include BART board member Nicholas Josefowitz, Kat Anderson, a lawyer and Recreation and Parks commissioner, and Schuyler Hudak, who founded a media startup company.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional information.