District 5 Commissioner Profile

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Calvin Quick

Representing District 5: 
Inner Sunset, Haight Ashbury, Lower Haight, Fillmore, Western Addition, part of Cathedral Hill, Parnassus Heights, North Panhandle, Anza Vista, Lower Pacific Heights, Japantown, Hayes Valley, part of Ashbury Heights, and part of UCSF Parnassus Heights​

Appointed by Supervisor Dean Preston

Executive Committee: Legislative Affairs Officer (2018 - 2021)

Housing and Land Use Committee 

Calvin Quick (he, him) is currently in his second year at the University of California, Berkeley. For two years following the tragic Parkland shooting in February 2018 and the rise of the March for our Lives movement, Calvin was a leader in lobbying for gun control legislation in the California State Legislature. As Legislative Coordinator and Advocate for the youth-led advocacy group Bay Area Student Activists (BAStA), he advocated for gun control, education equity, and transformative justice on over 60 bills. He is currently involved in the youth climate movement and organizes with advocates for defunding the police. He speaks English and French fluently and lives in the neighborhood north of the Panhandle. He is committed to working on issues related to housing, land-use, transportation, and the arts. He has served diligently in his past two terms as the Legislative Affairs Officer for the Youth Commission and is excited to return in his final term as the District 5 Youth Commissioner.

To learn more about issues impacting youth in District 5, see the D5 Youth Budget Needs Report he wrote with Commissioners Hylton and Asfaw. You can contact him by email with questions or issues affecting youth in District 5.

You can reach him at calvin@quickstonian.com