Scott Wiener

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Scott Wiener
Scott Weiner.jpg
Member of the
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
from District 8
Assumed office
January 8, 2011
Mayor Gavin Newsom
Ed Lee
Preceded by Bevan Dufty
Personal details
Born (1970-05-11) May 11, 1970 (age 44)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence San Francisco, California
Alma mater Duke University
Harvard Law School
Occupation Politician
Profession Lawyer
Religion Jewish[1][2]
Website Supervisor Scott Wiener

Scott Wiener (born May 11, 1970)[3] is a Democratic Party politician currently serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors representing District 8, consisting of The Castro, Diamond Heights, Duboce Triangle, Eureka Valley, Glen Park, Noe Valley, Corona Heights, Mission Dolores, Buena Vista, Twin Peaks, and parts of the Mission District.[4][5] Wiener serves as Chair of the Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee, and as a member of the Budget and Finance Committee.[6] He also serves as Vice Chair of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, represents San Francisco as a Commissioner on the regional Metropolitan Transportation Commission and represents San Francisco as a Director on the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Board.

Early Life and Career[edit]

Wiener was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in southern New Jersey, the son of small business owners. He graduated from Washington Township High School, received his bachelor's degree from Duke University, graduating summa cum laude, studied in Santiago, Chile, on a Fulbright Scholarship, and received his law degree from Harvard Law School, graduating with honors. After law school, Wiener clerked for Justice Alan B. Handler on the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

In 1997, Wiener moved out west to San Francisco to work as a litigation attorney at Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe. In 2002, he went to work as a Deputy City Attorney under San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera.[4] As a Deputy City Attorney, Wiener handled numerous jury trials in federal and state court and litigated appeals up to the United States Supreme Court. He also supervised a team of trial attorneys.

Before running for the Board of Supervisors, Wiener served as Chair of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee and president of his neighborhood association. He has also co-chaired the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club, the San Francisco LGBT Community Center and Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom.


  1. ^ Knight, Heather (December 30, 2010). "Scott Wiener's persistence pays off in District 8". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ Bajko, Matthew S. (August 13, 2009). "Political Notebook: Spanjian tries to break gender barrier in D8 supervisor race". Bay Area Reporter. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Scott Wiener, District 8, Castro - San Francisco Supervisor Candidate Profile". San Francisco Chronicle. [dead link]
  4. ^ a b Knight, Heather (December 30, 2010). "Scott Wiener's persistence pays off in District 8". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  5. ^ Joshua Sabatini (December 27, 2010). "Scott Wiener no stranger to city politics". The San Francisco Examiner. 
  6. ^ "Chiu names Farrell as budget chair, Wiener as head of land use," Marisa Lagos, City Insider, 12 January 2011.

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