Green Festival Speakers

David Chiu


In November 2008, David Chiu was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to represent San Francisco's District 3. In January 2009, he was elected President of the Board of Supervisors. Before joining the Board, David was a founder and Chief Operating Officer of Grassroots Enterprise, an online communications technology company. Prior to Grassroots, he worked as a criminal prosecutor at the San Francisco District Attorney's Office and as a civil rights attorney at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights. In the mid-1990s, David served as Democratic Counsel to the U.S. Senate Constitution Subcommittee and as Senator Paul Simon's aide to the Senate Budget Committee. The eldest child of immigrant parents, David grew up in Boston and received his undergraduate degree, law degree and master's degree in public policy from Harvard University.