Green Festival Speakers

David Campos


In November 2008, David Campos was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to represent San Francisco's District 9. David Campos is a native of Puerto Barrios (Izabal), Guatemala, who came to the U.S. (with his parents and two sisters) when he was 14. Although he did not speak the language, David excelled in school, graduating at the top of his class from Jefferson High School in South Central Los Angeles. David earned scholarships to Stanford University and Harvard Law School, from which he graduated, respectively, in 1993 and 1996. After a few years of private practice in some of the most prestigious law firms in the country, David became a Deputy City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco. As a Deputy City Attorney, David handled a variety of important legal matters and cases, including: serving as the lead counsel in the San Francisco Unified School District’s school desegregation Consent Decree; serving on the legal team that sued the Gun Industry; and representing the City against PG&E and other energy generators. Prior to his election as Supervisor, David served as General Counsel to the San Francisco Unified School District, and as a member of the San Francisco Police Commission. Since 2004, David has been an elected member of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee.