Senator Scott Wiener: Your Health, Our Government
With Senator Scott Wiener: California State Senator
Listeners of the Health Technology Podcast have heard guests about mental health medicine, insurance coverage, and addiction treatment. In this episode, we are honored to introduce California State Senator Scott Weiner, who is working to address these issues in our state government.
Senator Scott Wiener started as a lawyer living in the Castro neighborhood. He served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and was the Deputy City Attorney in San Francisco’s Attorney’s office for almost a decade. Today, he represents San Francisco and northern San Mateo County in our state’s senate. His legislative priorities are very important to the Rosenman Institute and our community.
About Scott Wiener:
Senator Scott Wiener represents San Francisco and northern San Mateo County in the California State Senate. Elected in 2016, Senator Wiener focuses extensively on housing, transportation, civil rights, criminal justice reform, clean energy, and alleviating poverty. He chairs the Senate Housing Committee and is Vice Chair of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus. He is the immediate past Chair of the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus. Before his election to the Senate, Senator Wiener served as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, representing the district previously represented by Harvey Milk. He also chaired the San Francisco County Transportation Authority. Before taking public office, Senator Wiener practiced law for fifteen years, including nearly a decade as a Deputy City Attorney in the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office. He also served in a number of community leadership roles, including co-chair of the San Francisco LGBT Community Center and on the national Board of Directors of the Human Rights Campaign. Senator Wiener has lived in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood since 1997. He received degrees from Duke University and Harvard Law School and was a Fulbright Scholar in Santiago, Chile.
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