Matt (Matt) Haney (D-17)

State Assembly Member Matt Haney

Matt (Matt) Haney (D-17)
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Capitol: 916.319.2017
FAX: 916.319.2117
District: 415.557.3013
State Assembly Member
Suite 5310 State Capitol 1021 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

Committee Assignments

Bio

Prior to his election to the Board of Supervisors, Matt was elected twice to the San Francisco Board of Education. As President of the Board, Matt led SFUSD to achieve its highest graduation and college attendance rates. He authored the transformational "Safe and Supportive Schools" policy which is viewed as the national standard for solutions not suspensions, cutting suspensions in SFUSD by over 50%. He fought for affordable housing for teachers and wrote the policy expanding computer science education to all students in San Francisco schools. He is the only school board member to have visited all 113 public K-12 schools in San Francisco and the only local San Francisco elected official ever to have earned the support of then President Barack Obama. Matt is proud to have worked pro bono as an attorney defending families from eviction in San Francisco. With Van Jones and Jessica Jackson, he is the co-founder of #cut50, a national organization working to end mass incarceration with smarter solutions to keep communities safe. #cut50 was the lead proponent of the "First Step Act" the most transformational federal criminal justice reform legislation in decades. Matt has also worked as a lecturer and adjunct faculty at the Stanford Design School and Executive Director of the UC Student Association, where he led advocacy and outreach on behalf of the 200,000+ UC students across the state, winning multiple tuition freezes and helping pass the California DREAM Act. Matt previously served as a Legislative Aide and State Senate Fellow in the office of then State Senator Joe Simitian. Matt attended Bay Area public schools and holds a BA in Urban Development from UC Berkeley, where he graduated with highest honors and as a Valedictorian finalist. He also holds an MA from Stanford University School of Education, a JD from Stanford Law School, and an LLM in Human Rights from National University of Ireland where he was a Senator George Mitchell Scholar. Matt was raised by a single mother in the Bay Area and lives in the Tenderloin with his two orange tabby cats. He can often be spotted walking the streets, chatting with residents, and frequenting the neighborhood's many immigrant-owned coffee shops and small businesses.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 04/19/2022    Next Election: 2022
Counties Representing
San Francisco