Meet Kat Anderson, Public Servant and Champion for our Democratic Values

Dedicated to our Democratic Party and Our Community as a City Commissioner, Community Advocate, Small Business Owner, Attorney, and Mother

I became a Democratic activist in high school when I volunteered on Bill Clinton’s campaign for governor of Arkansas. I also babysat Chelsea, giving me the chance to get to know her parents. I was inspired by their civic engagement, and by Hillary’s ability to succeed as a lawyer and activist at a time when the law — and politics — was completely dominated by men.

In search of opportunity and progressive values, I moved to the Bay Area over 30 years ago, putting myself through Stanford University and Hastings College of the Law. My husband and I raised our children here in San Francisco. For more than two decades I’ve been a strong advocate for Democrats and our community.

From serving on our local San Francisco County Democratic Party (“the DCCC”) in 2012, to volunteering for dozens of Democrats running for office locally, statewide, and nationally, I’ve made it my mission to promote our Democratic values, elect Democrats, and serve our community.

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As an attorney and advocate for women and children, I have provided pro-bono legal aid and helped young vulnerable moms, newborns, and kids in some of the toughest circumstances. Serving with Florence Crittenton Services, I have helped provide young women with an education, a job, and family planning. I know, as a mother and from helping other women, how important it is to invest our time and energy in children and our community and our children.

In my job as a labor attorney representing journalists, I am an advocate for workers and a free and unfettered press. I’ve brokered compromises during tough times, and worked to keep news organizations strong and journalists covering the stories that matter. My commitment to journalists and young people is why I founded Bay News Rising, an organization where professional and college reporters can train collaboratively, and why I developed a scholarship at San Francisco State University to support students seeking careers in journalism.

As a member of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee, I’ll work tirelessly to continue promoting our Democratic Party values at the County level, including registering more voters, getting out the vote, endorsing progressive Democrats, and more.

I pride myself on being accessible, mentoring Democratic activists, and helping my neighbors. Call me at 415.420.7503 to share your thoughts or questions. I look forward to our conversation.

– Kat