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Newsom Swears in
New Gay City Supervisor

Newsom Swears in
New Gay City Supervisor

With Tom Ammiano leaving the San Francisco board of supervisors to take his new post in the state assembly, his successor, David Campos, was sworn in early by Mayor Gavin Newsom to assume the duties for the session's remaining days.

With Tom Ammiano leaving the San Francisco board of supervisors to take his new post in the state assembly, his successor, David Campos, was sworn in early by Mayor Gavin Newsom to assume the duties for the session's remaining days.

The openly gay Harvard and Stanford graduate migrated to the United States from Guatemala at age 14. He was naturalized in 1997 after graduating from Harvard Law. He's since worked in the San Francisco City Attorney's office, as lead counsel for the San Francisco Unified School District, and is currently the San Francisco Police Commissioner. His district is composed mainly of the Latino Mission District and Bernal Heights.

"I might be the first undocumented person elected to the board of supervisors," Campos said at his inauguration. "I think it's only fitting in this very difficult time to be an immigrant that something like this would happen in San Francisco. It says a lot about the city."

Campos will be sworn in January 8 with supervisors-elect David Chu, Eric Mar, and John Avalos for the upcoming session.

Ammiano, who is also openly gay, spent 14 years as a supervisor, making him the board's longest-serving member. (Advocate.com)

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