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S.F. Mayor Appoints Activist, Bisexual Supervisor

S.F. Mayor Appoints Activist, Bisexual Supervisor

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Christina Olague, San Francisco's planning commission president, was sworn in Tuesday to the city's board of supervisors.

Olague, who is bisexual, is a longtime local activist and a key proponent of newly inaugurated mayor Ed Lee, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The district five seat was vacated by Ross Mirkarimi, who left his post to become sheriff. Olague will be up for a formal election in November.

In addition to her work for the planning commission, Olague is also known for her activism for LGBT, low-income housing, immigration, and senior citizen issues.

"Appointments usually don't happen to people like me," she said at her swearing-in, the Chronicle reports. "I grew up working class ... in the Central Valley with a stainless steel spoon in my mouth."

Olague's progressive district includes the Haight-Ashbury area, the Panhandle, Lower Haight, parts of the Hayes Valley and Inner Sunset, and Japantown.

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