Malia Cohen

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Malia Cohen
Member of the
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
from District 10
Assumed office
January 8, 2011
Mayor Gavin Newsom
Ed Lee
Preceded by Sophie Maxwell
Personal details
Born 1977 (age 36–37)
San Francisco, California
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence San Francisco, California
Occupation Politician

Malia Cohen (born 1977) is an American politician currently serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors representing District 10, consisting of Bayview-Hunters Point, McLaren Park, part of the Portola, Potrero Hill, and Visitacion Valley.[1]

Born in the Richmond District and a graduate of Lowell High School, she presently resides in the Potrero Hill neighborhood.[1]

In the 2010 election, she initially finished fourth out of a field of twenty-two, but eventually won the election based on ranked choice voting.[2]

In October 2013, Cohen introduced legislation that expanded an existing San Francisco law making it illegal to sell firearms with magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. The gun-control legislation passed unanimously.[3]

In 2013, Cohen introduced the Fair Chance ordinance, barring employers and landlords from asking about an applicant's criminal history, which passed the Board of Supervisors unanimously.[4]


  1. ^ a b Gordon, Rachel (December 28, 2010). "Malia Cohen among new San Francisco supervisors". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ "District 10 – Ranked-choice voting". San Francisco Department of Elections. November 24, 2010. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ Ghaffary, Shirin (October 29, 2013) "S.F. supervisors pass tough limit on gun magazines." San Francisco Chronicle. (Retrieved 10-31-2013.)
  4. ^ Lagos, Marisa. "San Francisco supervisors pass 'ban the box' legislation". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 

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