Sophie Maxwell

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Sophie Maxwell
Sophie MAXWELL, SF Supervisor, 2001.jpg
Member of the
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
from District 10
In office
Preceded by district created
Succeeded by Malia Cohen
Personal details
Born San Francisco, California
Nationality United States
Residence San Francisco, California
Occupation Politician

Sophie Maxwell was a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, representing District 10.


Maxwell has lived in the Bayview district in San Francisco, California for the last twenty years.[1]


Sophie Maxwell is the daughter of Enola Maxwell who was an activist and a Potrero Hill Neighborhood House executive director.[2] Maxwell also had a son named Rama who died of Hodgkin's lymphoma at the age of 30.[2]


Maxwell was first elected to the Board in 2000, when, as a result of the shift from at-large to district elections, she served a transitional two-year term. She was re-elected for four-year terms in November 2002 and November 2006. Her work seems to revolve around issues such as:

  • environmental justice
  • clean energy
  • equitable distribution of public resources[2]


  1. ^ Supervisor Sophie Maxwell, San Francisco city and county government web page. Retrieved on 2007-02-26 from
  2. ^ a b c "In Depth with District 10 Supervisor Sophie Maxwell". Neighborhood News Wire. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
Political offices
New district Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
District 10

January 8, 2001 – January 8, 2011
Succeeded by
Malia Cohen