For over three decades, Eric Mar has been a courageous advocate for working families, youth, seniors, immigrants, and tenants of the Richmond District and the whole of San Francisco. He is an assistant professor at San Francisco State University teaching ethnic studies, public policy, law, and social movements.
Mar began his electoral activism in the 1984 Rainbow Coalition campaigns and served a decade later as a member of San Francisco’s first elections task force which studied and later helped implement ranked choice voting, public financing, and district elections in the City. In the 1990’s Eric also served as a shop steward for SEIU Local 1021, director of the Northern California Coalition for Immigrant Rights, and acting dean of New College of California School of Law. Since 1996 he has been elected and served as vice-chair and active member of the San Francisco Democratic Party’s central committee and has been supportive of the Green Party and the Working Families Party as well.