Great News: Endorsed by Gavin Newsom!

Great news!

I am thrilled to announce that Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, our former Mayor of San Francisco and next Governor of California, has endorsed my campaign to become your next City College Trustee!

It is a great honor to have earned Gavin’s support, and it’s an even greater honor to stand with him for students here in San Francisco and throughout California.

Join Lieutenant Governor Newsom and support my campaign with a contribution of $50, $25, or even $5 – every dollar counts.

I first met Lt. Governor Newsom when I was working with the University of California Board of Regents as Chief of Staff at UC Riverside. I knew immediately that I could count on Gavin to put students first because he was so passionate about the power of education.

I didn’t know it at the time, but I later learned that we have this shared passion for education because school didn’t come easy for either of us. For Gavin, dyslexia led him on a unique educational journey of self-pace and self-discovery that made him who he is today. For me, as an immigrant speaking limited English and earning poor grades throughout high school, community college gave me the direction I needed as a first-generation college student, and ultimately charted the path that made me the person I am today.

I was lucky, in more ways than one, but my path of self-discovery is how I know that we must be firm in our commitment to education. That is why I am running for the City College Board of Trustees and that is why I fully support Gavin’s California Promise, to envision education as a lifelong pursuit.

Please help me put our shared values to work and give more students a chance to fulfill their dreams.

I am so honored to have Lt. Governor Newsom’s support, and I look forward to working with our future governor once again to ensure City College of San Francisco and the State of California continue to invest in education for all students.

Thank you,

Victor Olivieri, PhD


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Local leaders we trust have endorsed Victor Olivieri, PhD:

  • GAVIN NEWSOM Lieutenant Governor of California*
  • NANCY PELOSI Congresswoman (CA-12), House Democratic Leader*
  • BETTY YEE California State Controller*
  • TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction*
  • FIONA MA, CPA Vice Chair, Board of Equalization*
  • SCOTT WIENER Senator, 11th District, California State Senate*
  • DAVID CHIU Assemblymember, 17th District, California State Assembly*
  • LONDON BREED Mayor of San Francisco*
  • MARK FARRELL Former Mayor of San Francisco*
  • CARMEN CHU San Francisco Assessor-Recorder*
  • JEFF ADACHI San Francisco Public Defender*
  • VICKI HENNESSY Sheriff of San Francisco*
  • DAVID CAMPOS Chair, San Francisco Democratic Party*
  • MALIA COHEN President, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 10*
  • CATHERINE STEFANI District 2 Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors*
  • VALLIE BROWN District 5 Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors*
  • HILLARY RONEN District 9 Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors*
  • ALEX RANDOLPH City College Trustee*
  • SHANELL WILLIAMS City College Trustee*
  • TOM TEMPRANO City College Trustee*
  • SHAMANN WALTON Member and Former President, San Francisco Board of Education*
  • MATT HANEY Member, San Francisco Board of Education*
  • RACHEL NORTON Member, San Francisco Board of Education*
  • KEITH BARAKA Firefighter, Second Vice-Chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party*
  • LESLIE KATZ Former San Francisco Supervisor and Former City College Trustee*
  • ANDREA SHORTER Former City College Trustee* and Comissioner, Commission on the Status of Women*
  • LAWRENCE WONG Former City College Trustee and Former Commissioner, Human Rights Commission*
  • AMY BACHARACH Former City College Trustee*
  • STEVE NGO Former City College Trustee*
  • TIM WOLFRED Former City College Trustee*
  • HALA HIJAZI Commissioner, Human Rights Commission*
  • KEN CLEAVELAND President, SF Fire Commission*
  • NIMA RAHIMI Commissioner, Immigrant Rights Commission*
  • ZAK FRANET Commissioner, Youth Commission*
  • LEIF DAUTCH President, San Francisco Juvenile Probation Commission* and Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General*
  • DWANE KENNEDY President, Veterans Affairs Commission*
  • PAUL COX Chair, American Legion War Memorial Commission*
  • And many more....
*All titles for identification purposes only.