Supervisor Stefani - Overview
Supervisor Catherine Stefani is in her second term as District 2 Supervisor, where she serves and represents the neighborhoods of the Marina, Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights, Cathedral Hill, Laurel Village, Jordan Park, and North of the Panhandle (NOPA).
As a Cow Hollow resident for over two decades, Supervisor Stefani is a familiar face who deeply invests in our neighborhoods. Stefani’s focus of work on the Board of Supervisors includes public safety, revitalization of neighborhood small businesses, good governance, and affordable housing.
Stefani is a devoted gun violence prevention activist, serving as a leader with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, aiming to reform gun laws. As Supervisor, she was the first person in California to introduce legislation that bans untraceable ghost guns. Her legislation made San Francisco among the first cities to ban ghost guns which helped to put pressure on other cities and counties to do the same, ultimately leading to the change in State law with the passage of AB 1621.
In 2022, Stefani authored Proposition D, which created the Office of Victims' Rights to help victims of crime, including domestic violence survivors, receive free legal aid and mental health services. As Chair of the Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee, Stefani continues her work and activism in protecting San Franciscans.
An active volunteer, she served on the board of directors of the Homeless Prenatal Program for six years, raised over $50,000 to fight leukemia by competing in triathlons, and is an alum of Emerge California, an organization training women in politics. She won an “Ignite Honors” award in 2016 for “consistently putting her beliefs into action, engaging and mentoring other women and transforming her community.” Stefani developed, hosted, and produced “For The Record,” a television show about legal issues. The East Bay Business Times named her to its “40 under 40” list of leaders.
Before being elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2018, Stefani served as a senior legislative aide from 2007-2016 for Supervisors Michela Alioto-Pier and Mark Farrell and the San Francisco County Clerk from 2016-2018. She also worked for San Jose Vice Mayor Cindy Chavez, the California Department of Justice, Speaker Herb Wesson of the California State Assembly, and served as deputy district attorney in Contra Costa County, where she argued 25 jury trials.
Supervisor Catherine Stefani is an active member of the California State Bar, a graduate of St. Mary’s College, and earned a J.D. and an LL.M. from McGeorge School of Law.
Stefani resides in Cow Hollow with her husband and two children.