An out bisexual Latina, Olague was an early member of the “Run Ed Run” campaign to encourage Lee to seek a full four-year term.
“Christina Olague is my appointment for District 5 supervisor,” Lee said in a statement. “As a low-income tenant and immigration advocate, she shares my values in making government more fair and responsive for San Francisco residents. She has been a voice for our neighborhoods and has proven through her voting record on the Planning Commission that what San Francisco needs most right now is job creation and revitalizing our local economy.”
District 5 covers the Haight Ashbury, Lower Haight, Fillmore, Western Addition, Parnassus Heights, North Panhandle, Anza Vista, Lower Pacific Heights, Japantown, part of Hayes Valley, part of Ashbury Heights, and part of UCSF Parnassus Heights.
Olague will fill the term of former Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, who was sworn in Sunday as sheriff. She is expected to run for a full term when the odd-numbered districts are up this November.
The Bay Area Reporter will have more on Olague in Thursday’s edition.