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Scott Wiener


Picture of Scott Wiener
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-2016 Democratic SD-11 209462 Win
11-03-2020 Democratic SD-11 254635 Win
11-05-2024 Democratic SD-11 0

Candidate Biography:

Born: May 11, 1970 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1980s: Intern, Congressman Jim Florio [New Jersey]
1990: Harvey Gantt's 1990 U.S. Senate campaign against Jesse Helms
1991: Fulbright Scholar (Chile)
2002-2010: Deputy City Attorney, City of San Francisco
2011-2016: Member, San Francisco Board of Supervisors

  • LEGISLATION: Author (with Mike McGuire) of SB 27 (Chapt. 121, Stats of 2019) which requires candidates for President and Governor to file their income tax returns for the 5 most recent taxable years with the Secretary of State in order to appear on a primary election ballot. A lawsuit challenging the law was filed with five plaintiffs including Melissa Melendez and Bill Essayli. On November 21, 2019, the California Supreme Court found that the law violated the State Constitution.
  • LEGISLATION: Author of SB 239 (Chapt. 537, Stats of 2017) changed the crime of knowingly and intentionally exposing another person to the HIV by unprotected sex from a felony to a misdemeanor.
  • LEGISLATION: Author of SB 50 (2020) which would have required changes to local zoning laws to allowing new, denser housing near job centers and public transportation. (Died; Senate Floor)
  • LEGISLATION: Author of SB 58 (2023) which would decriminalize some psychedelics.
  • From the Campaign Bio (2016): "Wiener has a laser-like focus on improving the community’s quality of life and well-being and making our city and region more sustainable."