District 5

Dean Preston
District 5

gravelSupervisor Dean Preston

Picture of Dean PrestonSupervisor Dean Preston represents District 5.  He is the first Democratic Socialist elected to the SF Board of Supervisors in over 40 years. A tenant rights attorney and one of California’s leading affordable housing advocates, Dean has spent 20 years working to strengthen the tenant rights movement and ensure that everyone has a right to safe, decent and affordable housing.  He helped lead the fight to save rent control in 2008, formed California’s only statewide tenant rights organization, and wrote SF’s groundbreaking law to provide a right to counsel for all tenants facing eviction. Dean has also been a longtime neighborhood advocate, defending small businesses, fighting for more affordable housing, and hosting dozens of community meetings. As a Democratic Socialist, Dean advocates for fundamental change at the local, state and national levels. Dean has lived in District 5 for over 20 years where his daughters also attend public school.


  • Elected November 05, 2019 for term December 17, 2019 to January 08, 2021
  • Elected November 03, 2020 for term January 08, 2021 to January 08, 2025

Board and Committee Assignments

Contact Info

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
City Hall, Room 244
(415) 554-7630 - Voice
(415) 554-7634 - Fax