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Michela Alioto-Pier


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-1996 Democratic CD-01 96522 Loss
11-03-1998 Democratic Secretary of State 3693927 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: April 29, 1968 in San Francisco, CA
Married: Tom Pier
Children: Nicholas, Giovanna and Valentina
Family: Granddaughter of Joe Alioto (Mayor of San Francisco, 1968-1976), Niece of Angela Alioto (San Francisco Supervisor, 1988-1996)

1984: Member, National Council on Disabilities Advisory Board (appointed by President Ronald Reagan)
1993-1996: Liaison to Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Vice President Al Gore
1996: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1998: Early Candidate for CD-01 (Withdrew)
2002: Primary Candidate for Secretary of State (Lost; 28.1%)
2003-2004: Member, San Francisco Port Commission
2004-2011: Member, San Francisco County Board of Supervisors
2010: Early Candidate for Insurance Commissioner (Withdrew)
2010: Candidate for San Francisco Board of Supervisors (candidacy disqualified)
2011: Candidate for Mayor of San Francisco (Lost; 3.8%)
2022: Primary Candidate for SBOE-02 (Lost; 18.8%)

  • In 2004, Alioto-Pier was appointed to the San Francisco County Board of Supervisors by Mayor Gavin Newsom to fill the vacancy created by his election to Mayor.
  • CLOSE CONTEST: Bill Jones won the 1998 General election when he defeated Alioto-Pier by 89,738 votes (1.1%).