Malia Cohen


Malia Cohen was elected in November 2010 to represent the residents of San Francisco’s 10th District, including the Bayview Hunters Point, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, and Visitacion Valley neighborhoods.

Supervisor Cohen serves as Chair of the Transportation Authority Finance Committee, Vice-Chair of the Government, Audit and Oversight Committee, member of the Rules Committee. She also serves as President of the San Francisco Retirement System (SFERS), as a member of the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, the Association of Bay Area Governments Board (ABAG) and as a committee member of First 5 San Francisco.

In 2011 Supervisor Cohen introduced the Pregnancy Information Disclosure and Protection Ordinance prohibiting limited services pregnancy centers from making false or misleading statements about their services. After passage, this measure was challenged in court and upheld in its entirety. In 2012 Supervisor Cohen co-sponsored legislation establishing parking restrictions for oversized vehicles as a response to widespread constituent complaints about long-term recreational vehicle (RV) parking and resulting safety and health problems, this law will take effect in March 2013. In January 2013 Supervisor Cohen introduced legislation requiring reporting on large ammunition sales and banning possession and sale of law enforcement and military ammunition.

Supervisor Cohen came to the Board from Power Forward Consulting, a public affairs, media and policy consulting firm helping businesses and non-profits create sound public policy. She is a former member of the Corporate Strategy and Communications team for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco where she worked to supervise and regulate America’s banking institutions.

Supervisor Cohen was born and raised in San Francisco and attended Lowell High School. She earned a BA in Political Science from Fisk University and a MS in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

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