Scott will continue being an LGBTQ leader in the California State Senate
Elected in November 2016, Senator Scott Wiener represents District 11 in the California State Senate. District 11 includes all of San Francisco and northern San Mateo County.
To date in the Senate, Senator Wiener has authored 36 bills that have been signed into law, including landmark legislation to streamline housing production, protect net neutrality, decriminalize HIV, allow pharmacists to provide PrEP without a prescription, reform California’s draconian sentencing laws and its unfair sex offender registry, protect LGBTQ seniors in long-term care facilities, ensure resources for homeless youth, protect sex workers from unfair treatment by the police and courts, expand water recycling and clean energy, and ensure immigrants will not be asked about their immigration status while testifying in court.
Before his election to the Senate, Senator Wiener served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, representing the district previously represented by Supervisor Harvey Milk. During his time on the Board of Supervisors, Senator Wiener authored a number of first-in-the-nation laws, including mandating fully paid parental leave for all working parents, requiring water recycling and solar power in new developments, and banning public spending in states with anti-LGBTQ hate laws.
Before serving in elected office, Senator Wiener practiced law for 15 years, chaired the San Francisco Democratic Party, and served in various leadership roles in the LGBTQ community.