1950 – She was born.
1988 – She was unsuccessfully ran for a seat in the California State Assembly.
– She was elected as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
1993 – She was appointed Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development by President Bill Clinton.
1995 – She left the post to run for mayor in San Francisco.
– She served as Senior Vice President for Public Policy at the San Francisco
Chamber of Commerce for ten years.
2000 – She was appointed to the Board of Trustees of California State University by
Governor Gray Davis.
2006 – She became chair of the Board in May.
– She has a son, Benjie, who she raised with her former partner, Mary C. Morgan.