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Christina Olague

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Mayor  Ed Lee
Occupation  Politician
Preceded by  Ross Mirkarimi
Name  Christina Olague

Succeeded by  London Breed
Role  Politician
Nationality  American
Political party  Democratic Party
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Alma mater  California Institute of Integral Studies
Education  California Institute of Integral Studies
Residence  San Francisco, California, United States

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Christina Olague is a senior and housing rights advocate and an American politician. She served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 2012, representing District 5, which consists of Haight-Ashbury, part of Hayes Valley, the Inner Sunset, Japantown, and the Western Addition.


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Olague was appointed to the post by mayor Ed Lee in the wake of her predecessor Ross Mirkarimi's election to be sheriff of San Francisco. However, she was defeated by challenger London Breed in the San Francisco Board of Supervisors elections, 2012.

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Personal life

Olague grew up in a farm labor camp in California's Central Valley. The injustices she witnessed there drove her to participate in politics as a teenager, when she became involved in matters concerning immigrants, anti-war efforts, and opposition to nuclear energy. She was active in the Mission Anti-Displacement Coalition in the late 90's fighting for low income residents of the Mission. Then worked with Senior Action Network.

Olague is openly bisexual.

Political career

Prior to her appointment to the Board of Supervisors, she served as the president of the San Francisco Planning Commission. Olague switched from the Green Party to the Democratic Party with the election of Barack Obama. She also served on the board of LYRIC, the Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center for LGBT youth in the Castro, and was a member of the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, and the Transit Riders Union.

She lost her seat as a supervisor of a progressive district to London Breed. Her loss was due primarily to her controversial vote to allow Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi to remain in office despite his pleading guilty to a domestic violence charge.

Tenants Right's Background

Christina Olague was active in the Mission Anti-Displacement Coalition in the late 1990s fighting for low income residents of the Mission.

She worked to defeat Proposition 98 the statewide measure that would have banned rent control. As planning commissioner, she worked to pass laws that would stop owner move in evictions of seniors, the disabled or the terminally ill.


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