Julie Christensen (politician)

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Julie Christensen
Member of the
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
from District 3
In office
January 8, 2015 – December 8, 2015
Preceded byDavid Chiu
Succeeded byAaron Peskin
Personal details
NationalityUnited States
ResidenceSan Francisco, California

Julienne "Julie" Christensen is an American politician, who served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors from January 2015 to December 2015, representing District 3.


After studying sculpture, painting, and pre-law, Christensen worked for design firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in San Francisco before starting her own firm, Surface Work, in 1981.[1] Among her designs is the color of the KitchenAid candy apple red mixer.[2]

Political career[edit]

In January 2015,[3] Christensen was appointed by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to fill the District 3 supervisorial vacancy left by former Board of Supervisors President David Chiu upon his election to the California State Assembly.[4] In the closely fought supervisorial election in December 2015, she was defeated by Aaron Peskin, who had previously held the seat from 2001 until 2009.

She has also served on the Advisory Board for the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association and is an active proponent of extending San Francisco's Central Subway to North Beach.[5]

Christensen currently serves as the executive director of the Dogpatch and Northwest Potrero Hill Green Benefit District.


  1. ^ "Surface Work". surfacework.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Julie Christensen is designer of change at SF City Hall". The San Francisco Examiner. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.sfbos.org/index.aspx?page=17059
  4. ^ "Ed Lee to tap Julie Christensen of North Beach as S.F. supervisor". SFGate. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Why We Need the Central Subway in North Beach and Beyond". SPUR. Retrieved 3 March 2015.

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