|Member of the
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
from District 10
January 8, 2011
|Born||1977 (age 39-40)
San Francisco, California
|Residence||San Francisco, California|
|Alma mater||Fisk University (BA)
Carnegie Mellon University (MA)
|Website||Board of Supervisors
District 10 website
District 10 includes Potrero Hill, Central Waterfront, Dogpatch, Bayview-Hunters Point, Bayview Heights, India Basin, Silver Terrace, Candlestick Point, Visitacion Valley, Little Hollywood, Sunnydale, and McLaren Park.
Born in the Richmond District and a graduate of Lowell High School, she resides in the Potrero Hill neighborhood. Cohen received her B.A. in Political Science from Fisk University and later an M.S. in Public Policy & Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
In October 2013, Cohen introduced legislation that expanded an existing San Francisco law making it illegal to sell firearms with magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. The gun-control legislation passed unanimously.
In 2013, Cohen and Jane Kim authored the Fair Chance ordinance, a "ban the box" legislation barring employers and landlords from asking applicants to state their criminal history on applications, which passed the Board of Supervisors unanimously.
In 2014, Cohen was re-elected for a second term to represent District 10 after being challenged by Marlene Tran and Tony Kelly.
In 2015, Cohen publicly defended San Francisco's sanctuary city Laws, which drew the attention of Fox News Host Bill O'Reilly. After the shooting death of Kathryn Steinle by an undocumented immigrant, O'Reilly had been critical of San Francisco and its elected officials. O'Reilly said that Cohen should be placed under arrest for her comments defending San Francisco's Sanctuary City Policy.
In 2016, Cohen introduced legislation, in reaction to lobbying by sitting judges, that could result in pension boosts for some of those judges or for other individuals who become judges after working for the city government. The San Francisco Examiner reported that according to analysis by the San Francisco Employees Retirement System (SFERS), the proposal would increase the pensions of four current judges, with an average expected additional lifetime benefit of $147,000 per judge affected. The SFERS report did not name those judges, and SFERS spokesman Norm Nickens said the agency does not release the names of active members.