Politically Active Alum Kelly Dwyer Leaves San Francisco

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Monday, June 29, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- The Los Angeles native moved to the city in 1995 to study political science at San Francisco State University. Elected to the local Democratic County Central Committee in 2012, she dreamed of someday running for the school board or for supervisor. The progressive has made some waves on the committee, most notably for backing a resolution in 2013 encouraging Mayor Ed Lee to appoint a mother to a vacant seat on the Board of Supervisors. He appointed a woman, but not a mother. “I’m an elected official who can’t even live in the city,” she said with a sigh. “The voters elected me to do a job, and I can’t even do it because I can’t afford it.”