Rafael Mandelman

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Rafael Mandelman
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Member of the
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
from District 8
Assumed office
July 11, 2018
MayorLondon Breed
Preceded byJeff Sheehy
Personal details
BornSan Francisco, California, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceSan Francisco, California
EducationYale University (BA), Harvard University (MPP), University of California, Berkeley(JD)

Rafael Mandelman is an American politician currently serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, representing District 8.

Prior to his election to the Board of Supervisors, he served on the City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees. He was a deputy city attorney in Oakland, California in the Redevelopment, Real Estate & Rent Unit in the Advisory Division of the City Attorney's Office.[1]

Mandelman came out as gay while at Yale.[2] In 2019, he authored an ordinance to create the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District; the ordinance was passed unanimously by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.[3][4]


On July 16th, 2019, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed Mandelman's resolution in support of California Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5), a bill that when passed by the California Assembly on September 18th, 2019, protects workers by preventing corporations from improperly classifying them.[5]

Mandelman has also held hearings on the City's LGBTQ data collection. [5]


  1. ^ "About Us". Oakland City Attorney. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  2. ^ Smith, Stu. "Profiles of Compassion and Courage: Rafael Mandelman". SF Bay Times. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  3. ^ "San Francisco to Create Castro LGBTQ Cultural District". San Francisco Bay Times. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
  4. ^ "Castro LGBTQ Cultural District Designation Aims To Preserve History". KPIX-TV. June 26, 2019. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Rafael Mandelman FOR SAN FRANCISCO DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE - About Rafael". January 30, 2020. Retrieved January 30, 2020.

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