Supervisor David Campos came to the United States with his family when he was 14 years old. An undocumented immigrant who spoke only Spanish, David grew up in the barrio of South Central Los Angeles. He excelled in class, earned scholarships to college and law school, and has remained true to his roots as a progressive civil rights advocate and Democratic leader.
David represents District 9, the Mission, Bernal Heights and Portola neighborhoods.
A strong schools advocate who found opportunity in his own life through education, David has served as General Counsel to the San Francisco Unified Schools District. He has worked to desegregate San Francisco schools, successfully investigate corruption, and bring open government to the School District.
A progressive Police Commissioner and elected member of the San Francisco Democratic Central Committee, David has fought for public disciplinary hearings for police officers, more foot patrols, and protection for medical marijuana and immigrant rights.
A respected civil rights attorney who has worked closely with the City Attorney's office, David worked on San Francisco's landmark lawsuit against the gun industry and successfully defended the city's right to provide public power against PG&E.
Supervisor Campos is Chair of the Rules Committee; a member of the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo), the Transportation Authority (TA), the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District and its Government Affairs and Public Information Committee; and Vice Chair of the TA Plans and Programs Committee.