Haney’s School Board Vacancy Prompts Calls for More Diverse Representation
by Alexandra Cannarella
Jan 08, 2019

With Matt Haney leaving the San Francisco school board for the Board of Supervisors today, pressure is mounting for Mayor London Breed to appoint his replacement. Haney has recommended that either a Chinese or transgender candidate replace him, mirroring suggestions made to the mayor by members of the Chinese and LGBT communities and by the United Educators of San Francisco.

Ahead of the November election, the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club officially endorsed Mia Satya, one of two transgender candidates, and along with Satya, the Club has suggested Li Miao Lovett, a Chinese candidate who also ran in the November race for school board, as a pick for school board appointee.