Mayor Ed Lee to Appoint Katy Tang District 4 Supervisor

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Mayor Ed Lee today is appointing Katy Tang, the aide to Supervisor Carmen Chu, as the new supervisor for District 4.

Tang will replace Chu, who was appointed by Lee earlier this month to be the city's assessor-recorder, a position left vacant after Phil Ting was elected to the state Assembly in November.

District 4 includes the Sunset and Parkside neighborhoods on the western side of the city.

Former District 4 supervisor and current state Sen. Leland Yee sent out a statement this morning congratulating Tang on her appointment.

"I have seen Katy fight for the children and families of the Sunset District," Yee said. "I am certain she will continue to be a strong advocate for the residents of District Four and I look forward to continuing to work with her in the months and years ahead."

Tang, a University of California at Davis graduate, is a longtime aide to Chu, who herself was appointed to the supervisor seat in 2007 after working in the mayor's office of budget and finance.

Chu replaced former Supervisor Ed Jew, who was suspended and later convicted of several state and federal charges including mail fraud and bribery.

Considered one of the more moderate members of the board, Chu has chaired the budget and finance committee during her tenure as supervisor.

Lee is set to make the appointment announcement at 10 a.m. in the mayor's office at City Hall.


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