Mark Farrell (politician)

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Mark Farrell
Member of the
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
from District 2
Assumed office
January 8, 2011
Mayor Gavin Newsom
Ed Lee
Preceded by Michela Alioto-Pier
Personal details
Born San Francisco, California
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence San Francisco, California
Alma mater Loyola Marymount University
University College Dublin
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Occupation Politician
Profession Lawyer

Mark Farrell is a politician currently serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors representing District 2, consisting of the Marina, Pacific Heights, the Presidio, part of Russian Hill, and Sea Cliff.[1]

Prior to his election to the Board of Supervisors, he served as a mid-level director of Quest Hospitality Ventures, a venture capital firm.[1]

Supervisor Farrell was elected in November 2010 by the voters of District 2, after his first campaign for elected office. Supervisor Farrell currently serves as Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, as a Member of the Rules City and School District Committee, as a Member of the Transportation Authority, as a Member on the State Legislation Committee, on the Department of Emergency Management Disaster Council, on the 2016-17 Super Bowl Bid Committee, and on the San Francisco America's Cup Organizing Committee.

Supervisor Farrell is a born and raised San Franciscan, and grew up in the neighborhoods of District 2. He attended both Stuart Hall and Saint Ignatius College Preparatory, and subsequently received his B.A. from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, his M.A. from University College Dublin in Ireland, and J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia. Prior to being elected to the Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Farrell practiced law as a corporate and securities attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Silicon Valley for 3 years, joined Thomas Weisel Partners as an investment banker where he was an integral part of the Internet & Digital Media team for over 5 years, and subsequently co-founded Quest Hospitality Ventures, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm focused on the hospitality and travel sector.

Farrell states that he is focused on creating long-term, sustainable policies for District 2 and San Francisco, and that his legislative priorities include economic development, neighborhood vitality, public safety and quality of life issues.


  1. ^ a b Knight, Heather (December 29, 2010). "Mark Farrell, District 2 supervisor, a novice". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 

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