New San Francisco supervisor fits profile to lead Sunset district 

Mayor Ed Lee today announced the appointment of Katy Tang, the aide to Supervisor Carmen Chu, as the new supervisor for District 4.

Tang will replace Chu, who was appointed by Lee earlier this month to be San Francisco's assessor-recorder, a position left vacant after Phil Ting was elected to the state Assembly in November.

District 4 includes the Sunset and Parkside neighborhoods.

Former District 4 supervisor and current state Sen. Leland Yee sent out a statement congratulating Tang.

"I have seen Katy fight for the children and families of the Sunset district," Yee said. "I am certain she will continue to be a strong advocate for the residents of District 4 and I look forward to continuing to work with her in the months and years ahead."

Tang, a UC Davis graduate, is a longtime aide to Chu, who herself was appointed to the supervisor seat in 2007 after working in the Mayor's Office of Budget and Finance. Chu replaced Ed Jew, who was suspended and later convicted on several state and federal charges of mail fraud and bribery.

Considered one of the more moderate members of the board, Chu has chaired the Budget and Finance Committee during her tenure as supervisor.

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Chris Roberts has worked as a reporter in San Francisco since 2008, with an emphasis on city governance and politics, The City’s neighborhoods, race, poverty and the drug war.
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