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Supervisor Mark Farrell: Laura's Law

Supervisor Mark Farrell represents District 2 in San Francisco, which includes the Presidio, Marina, Cow Hollow, Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights, Anza Vista, Laurel Heights, Jordan Park, the Lake Street corridor, Sea Cliff and parts of Russian Hill. Supervisor Farrell was elected in November 2010 by the voters of District 2, after his first campaign for elected office. Supervisor Farrell currently serves Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, as a Member of the City and School District Committee, as a Member of the Transportation Authority, as a Member of the Transportation Authority’s Finance Committee, as a Member of the State Legislation Committee, as a Member of the Health Service System Board, as a Mayoral appointee to the League of California Cities, on the Department of Emergency Management Disaster Council, on the San Francisco America's Cup Organizing Committee, and on the 2016-17 Super Bowl Bid Committee. Supervisor Farrell is a born and raised San Franciscan. He attended both Stuart Hall and Saint Ignatius, and subsequently received his B.A. from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, his M.A. from University College Dublin in Ireland, and J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia. Prior to being elected to the Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Farrell practiced law as a corporate and securities attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Silicon Valley for 3 years, joined Thomas Weisel Partners as an investment banker where he was an integral part of the Internet & Digital Media team for over 5 years, and co-founded Thayer Ventures, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm focused on emerging technology companies in the hospitality and travel industry. Supervisor Farrell’s legislative priorities include economic development, neighborhood vitality, public safety and quality of life issues which affect all San Franciscans. Supervisor Farrell currently resides in the Jordan Park neighborhood with his wife and three children. 


Elected November 2010 for term January 2011 to January 2015 


Committee and Board Assignments: 

Chair, Budget and Finance Committee 

Member, Join City and School District Select Committee 

Member, Transportation Authority 

Member, Transportation Authority’s Finance Committee 

Member, State Legislation Committee 

Member, Health Service System Board 

Mayoral appointee, League of California Cities Board of Directors 

Department of Emergency Management Disaster Council 



San Francisco America's Cup Organizing Committee 

2016-17 Super Bowl Bid Committee. 



Member, San Francisco Board of Supervisors 

Investor, Thayer Ventures 

Investment Banker, Thomas Weisel Partners 

Attorney, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 



B.A., cum laude, Loyola Marymount University 

M.A., with honors, University College Dublin 

J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School 


Community and Civic Activities 

Member, Marina Earthquake Monument Advisory Board 

Member, Jordan Park Improvement Association 

Member, University of Pennsylvania Law School Board of Managers 

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