Ahsha Safaí

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Ahsha Safaí
Member of the
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
from District 11
Assumed office
January 9, 2017
Mayor Ed Lee
Preceded by John Avalos
Personal details
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence San Francisco, California
Alma mater Northeastern University (BA)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MS)
Occupation Politician
Website Board of Supervisors
District 11 website

Ahsha Safaí 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.

Education and career[edit]

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).[3]

In San Francisco, Safaí served as political director for the janitors union local;[4] in 2008, he ran for the District 11 seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors against John Avalos, losing by a close margin.[5] Safaí ran again in 2016, successfully, replacing Avalos who was termed out of office.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Safaí, his wife Yadira, and their children have lived in San Francisco’s Excelsior District for over a decade.[3]


  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 March 25, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "About". Ahsha Safaí for District 11 Supervisor. 
  4. ^ "Chronicle endorses Ahsha Safaí for SF District 11 supervisor". San Francisco Chronicle. September 16, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "The Union Workhorse - Ahsha Safai, Excelsior". Bay City Beacon. January 3, 2017. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 

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