Our political establishment has become a Party of Excuses. The city seems set on saying no to affordable and middle class housing, no to safe and clean streets, and no to small business. I’m running to be an elected member of the Democratic Party to return it to a Party of Results, not excuses. We will lose legitimacy if we fail to deliver on outcomes. We must work together to achieve solutions, big and small, to improve the quality of life in the city we love.
Together we can realize a bold, diverse, and inclusive vision for San Francisco, saying yes to new university campuses to recover our downtown, yes to a green mile with car-free streets and small business night markets, and yes to fixing government bureaucracy that impedes hiring the police officers, nurses, and ambulance drivers we need today.
As a child of immigrants who currently rents and resides in the Tenderloin, Bilal has dedicated his life to helping others with experience in both the public and private sectors. He is a trained neuroscientist from Stanford, former policy analyst in the Obama Administration, and founder of both startups and philanthropic organizations in San Francisco.
He has launched innovative initiatives to support restaurant workers with a guaranteed income, build one of the first computer labs in Chinatown, and convert vacant office space into universities and student housing. Bilal understands we must build bridges across San Francisco’s political lines to get results, and has collaborated with activists, civil servants, and elected officials to shine a light on government corruption and champion legislation to address our housing and climate crises.