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Mayoral candidate Jane Kim takes on the affordable housing crisis

Ben Trefny
Mayoral candidate Jane Kim

Supervisor Jane Kim is one of eight candidates in the race for mayor of San Francisco. She’s the first Korean-American elected official in the city.


Since 2010 she’s represented District 6, which includes Civic Center, Downtown, and Mission Bay.


She sat down for a conversation with us, and explained why she believes she should be the city’s next mayor.

"I have negotiated and won more affordable and middle income housing than any other city legislator, led the initiative to make San Francisco the only city in the country to make community college free, and I've worked to strengthen tenant protections. I am running for mayor because I want to continue this work."

  An extended version of this conversation can be found below. 


Crosscurrents San Francisco
Ben joined KALW in 2004. As Executive News Editor and then News Director, he helped the news department win numerous regional and national awards for long- and short-form journalism. He also helped teach hundreds of audio producers, many of whom work with him at KALW, today.