District 8 Commissioner Profile


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José "Jojo" Ty

Representing District 8: Noe Valley, The Castro, Glen Park, Diamond Heights, Duboce Triangle and Buena Vista Heights

Appointed by Supervisor Rafael Mandelman

Housing and Land Use Committee



José "JoJo" Ty (Pronouns: They/He) is a queer, trans Filipinx born and raised in San Francisco and based in the Castro. From their own life experiences of navigating personal and institutional challenges, they are now a certified Community Health Worker who provides support to LGBTQ+ youth through youth empowerment and leadership. They have built relationships and collaborated with different folks in the community to better understand and advocate on issues at hand. As JoJo continues on their journey, they want to continue to uphold and center community healing and resilience. When not doing work, you can find JoJo jamming out on their guitar and chilling at Dolores Park.