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City of San FranciscoCandidate for Board of Education

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Ian Kalin

Data Executive/ Educator
44,788 votes (4.81%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • BUDGET SOLUTIONS. Teacher shortages, overcrowding, and run-down facilities limit our children’s potential. Better fiscal oversight can avert this crisis.
  • SIMPLIFIED ENROLLMENT. Neighborhoods are torn apart. We can improve diversity and communities by reforming student assignments.
  • IMPROVED ACCOUNTABILITY. San Francisco is failing to grade our schools. We need transparent, official performance metrics.



Profession:Chief Data Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce
President Obama appointePresidential Innovation Fellow & Chief Data Officer, Various Federal government Agencies (2012–current)
Clean-Tech Entrepreneur & Civic Data Innovator, Power Advocate, Socrata & Google (2007–2012)
Counter Terrorism Officer & Nuclear Engineer, U.S. Navy (1998–2007)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (1)

  • Chinese American Democratic Club

Elected Officials (4)

  • Supervisor Katy Tang
  • Supervisor Mark Farrell
  • Supervisor Scott Wiener
  • City College Trustee Steve Ngo

Videos (1)

— October 25, 2016 Paid for by Ian Kalin for School Board 2016. Financial disclosures available at

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