Supervisor Sean Elsbernd Doles Out Advice for Newcomers on the Board

Supervisor Sean Elsbernd

When Sean Elsbernd first took his seat on the Board of Supervisors to represent District 7, he was 28 years old, single, and just a few years removed from Claremont McKenna College, where he considered himself a dutiful San Francisco liberal on a campus filled with Goldwater Republicans. Now, the 36-year-old married father is considered the conservative standard-bearer in a city hall that was the first in the country to ban plastic bags in supermarkets.

Weeks away from his final day as a supervisor, Elsbernd sat down with SF Weekly to reflect on his two terms serving as the District 7 city sup.

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