I’ve spent my entire career fighting for our community, and I’m running for District 10 Supervisor to make sure City Hall addresses the issues we’re facing and works for all of us.
Shamann was born in San Francisco and lived in public housing at an early age in Bayview and Potrero Hill. He has worked in our District 10 neighborhoods for almost two decades. Shamann has witnessed firsthand the challenges our community faces from long-time residents being pushed out of the city to losing childhood friends to violence and incarceration. As an accomplished and experienced community leader, Shamann has dedicated his life to improving these realities in our community and is committed to identifying solutions to our most pressing issues.
Shamann is committed to identifying solutions to our most pressing issues.
As the former Director of the Potrero Hill Family Resource Center, Walton focused on increasing resources such as emergency housing, food and other basic needs for families in public housing and improving education programs in public school by preparing them for kindergarten.
As the Executive Director of Young Community Developers (YCD), a non-profit in Bayview-Hunters Point, he is spearheading job training, career placement, and rental assistance services for residents as well as building hundreds of affordable housing units. Under his leadership, YCD has increased its annual budget by more than $8 million dollars and has employed hundreds of District 10 residents.
In his role as President of the San Francisco Board of Education, Shamann spearheaded the effort to close the achievement gap for Black, Latino, and students with special needs; fought to protect undocumented students; worked tirelessly to ensure we employ the highest qualified teachers and identified affordable housing strategies to make our city more affordable for educators.
Shamann is a proud father to his two adult children, Monique and Malcolm, who are both graduates of Bay Area public schools. He lives in the Bayview with his wife, Mesha, and his two stepsons–one who is a graduate of SFUSD and one who is still in middle school.