Mayor Mark Farrell announced late January that Catherine Stefani would replace him as D2 supervisor — until elections are held in November. And Supervisor Stefani announced she will run for D2 supervisor in the upcoming November elections.
Stefani has served as San Francisco’s County Clerk since 2016. She worked at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors from 2007-2016, for Supervisors Michela Alioto-Pier and Mark Farrell. Previously she worked for San Jose Vice Mayor Cindy Chavez, the California Department of Justice, and Speaker Herb Wesson of the California State Assembly. She was also a deputy district attorney in Contra Costa County, where she argued 25 jury trials.
Stefani is an active volunteer. She is a leader and spokesperson for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, which aims to reform gun laws. She was on the board of directors of the Homeless Prenatal Program for six years. She has raised over $50,000 to fight leukemia by competing in triathlons. She is active in Emerge California, an organization that trains women in politics. She won an “Ignite Honors” award in 2016 for “consistently putting her beliefs into action, engaging and mentoring other women and transforming her community.”
Stefani developed, hosted and produced “For The Record,” a television show about legal issues. The East Bay Business Times named her to its “40 under 40” list of leaders.
Stefani graduated from St. Mary’s College and earned a J.D. and an LL.M. from McGeorge School of Law. She is married, has two children, and has lived in Cow Hollow for 17 years.