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June 7, 2016 — Elecciones Primarias de California
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Partido Democráta del Condado de San Francisco — Partido DemócrataCandidato para Comite Central del Condado, Distrito 19

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Myrna Melgar

Nonprofit Executive Director
13,759 votos (4.37%)
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Housing affordability: Preserving rent control, building affordable housing, preserving neighborhood character and stabilizing communities
  • Education: Working to provide access to high quality public education to all San Francisco youth
  • Community based economic development: Making sure our investments and public decisions lift all boats.



Profesión:Nonprofit Executive Director
Vice Presiden, Building Inspection Commission — Cargo designado (2013–current)


Columbia University in the City of New York Master of Science , Urban Planning (2002)

Actividades comunitarias

Treasurer, Instituto Familiar de la Raza (2013–current)


Myrna Melgar is theExecutive Director of the Jamestown Community Center, a Mission District based nonprofit serving low income children, youth and their families through programs that include after school enrichment, summer programming, academic tutoring, sports, and social/emotional peer support.

Prior to her work at Jamestown, Myrna was the Deputy Director of the Mission Economic Development Agency, another Mission District nonprofit providing asset building and financial services to low income Latino families.  She was the Director of Homeownership Programs at the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing during the Newsom administration.  While at the Mayor's Office, Myrna was responsible for the City's portfolio of investments in low income homeownership programs, including oversight of the City's Inclusionary Housing ordinance, one of the largest in the country, as well as downpayment assistance and housing rehabilitation programs for low income families.  Myrna is currently serving a third term as a member of the City's Building Inspection Commission, where she serves as the President of the commission's Board of Appeals.  Last year, Myrna was appointed to the Bilingual Community Council by the SF Board of Education – the BCC is charged with overseeing the implementation of English Language pathways mandated by the Lau consent decree, which in the 1970s forced the Unified School to provide access to education opportunities to English Language learners in the district.  She is also a member of steering committee of the Roadmap to Peace Initiative – a community collaborative of Mission District agencies coordinating services to disconnected Latino youth most at risk for street violence. She also serves as the Treasurer of the Board for Instituto Familiar de la Raza (IFR) a nonprofit community mental health agency serving low income families in San Francisco.

Myrna immigrated to the Mission District as a teenager with her family during the 1980's from El Salvador, during that country's civil war.  She attended San Francisco State University, and then obtained a Master's Degree in Urban Planning with a concentration in housing development from Columbia University in the City of New York.  She lives in San Francisco with her husband and three daughters. 

¿Quién apoya a este candidato?

Featured Endorsements

  • San Francisco Tenants Union
  • San Francisco League of Conservation Voters
  • Sierra Club, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

Organizaciónes (13)

  • Affordable Housing Alliance
  • SF Bay Guardian
  • LiUNA local 167
  • UESF
  • AFT Local 2121
  • San Francisco Women's Political Committee
  • Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club
  • Latin@ Young Democrats
  • Latino Democratic Club
  • New Avenues Democratic Club
  • Richmond District Democratic Club
  • District 11 Democratic Club
  • Harvey Milk Democratic Club

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

Myrna believes in the vision of a strong, liberal Democratic Party.  She is running for the SF Democratic Central Committee to lend her expertise in affordable housing, economic development and education to help put in place a Democratic Party platform at the local level that adequatly addresses these issues through an equity lens.


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