Ahsha Safai
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Ahsha Safai

Ahsha Safaí (born 1973) is an American elected official in San Francisco, California. He serves as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors representing Supervisorial District 11.[1][2]

District 11 includes the neighborhoods of Excelsior, Ingleside, Oceanview, Merced Heights, Ingleside Heights, Mission Terrace, Outer Mission, Cayuga, and Crocker Amazon.

Early life, education and career

Safaí was born in Iran in 1973, and moved with his mother to Cambridge, Massachusetts at the age of five.[3] He attended Northeastern University where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science and African-American studies. He later went on to receive his master's degree in city planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).[4]

In San Francisco, Safaí served as political director for the janitors union local.[5] In 2008, he ran for the District 11 seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors against John Avalos, losing by a close margin.[6] Safaí ran again in 2016, successfully, replacing Avalos who was termed out of office.[6] During the 2016 race, he ran against Kimberly Alvarenga; Safaí was endorsed by the San Francisco Chronicle.[5]

Personal life

Safaí, his wife Yadira, and their children live in San Francisco's Excelsior District.[4]


  1. ^ "District 11 | Board of Supervisors". sfbos.org. 
  2. ^ Saleem, Sana (January 31, 2017). "Sup. Ahsha Safaí introduces resolution against Trump's so-called Muslim Ban". 48 Hills. Retrieved 2017. 
  3. ^ "Candidate San Francisco Board of Supervisors - District 11". Iranian American Political Action Committee. 
  4. ^ a b "About". Ahsha Safaí for District 11 Supervisor. 
  5. ^ a b "Chronicle endorses Ahsha Safaí for SF District 11 supervisor". San Francisco Chronicle. September 16, 2016. Retrieved 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "The Union Workhorse - Ahsha Safai, Excelsior". Bay City Beacon. January 3, 2017. Retrieved 2017. 

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