|Member of the
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
from District 11
January 9, 2017
|Residence||San Francisco, California|
|Alma mater||Northeastern University (BA)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MS)
|Website||Board of Supervisors
District 11 website
Safaí attended Northeastern University where he graduated with a dual 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).
In San Francisco, Safaí served as political director for the janitors union local. In 2008, he ran for the District 11 seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors against John Avalos, losing by a close margin. Safaí ran again in 2016, successfully, replacing Avalos who was termed out of office.
Safaí, his wife Yadira, and their children have lived in San Francisco's Excelsior District for over a decade.