Alix A. Rosenthal
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Alix is an attorney in San Francisco, specializing in municipal law, real estate transactions, land use and public ethics. She has lived in San Francisco since 1999.
In 2002, at the age of 29, Alix got her start in San Francisco politics with her appointment to the newly-created Elections Commission. The voters had charged the Commission with overseeing a badly-managed
department with little transparency, low morale and big PR problems (see: ballot boxes floating in the Bay). As its Vice President and President in those first few years, Alix underwent a crash course in municipal organization and helped to turn the ailing department around.
In 2006, at the urging of friends in the progressive movement, Alix ran for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in District 8. To the surprise of many (including herself), she garnered almost 30% of the vote against a formidable and well-liked incumbent.
In June 2010, Alix was elected to the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee (DCCC), the governing body of the San Francisco Democratic Party, where she served as its Treasurer for two years. She won re-election in June 2012 to her second term, and now serves as a Vice Chair. For the June 2012 election, she assembled a slate of women candidates for the DCCC, and helped get many of them elected. She is up for re-election in June 2016.
A longtime Burning Man participant, Alix served on the Board of Directors of the Black Rock Arts Foundation, which promoted civic engagement by placing interactive public art projects around the world. Alix has been a lifelong advocate for women in politics, having founded the San Francisco Women’s Political Summit, and serving as President of the National Women’s Political Caucus (SF chapter). Her clients have included the City of Oakland and the Golden State Warriors, whom she has assisted with major real estate developments in the Bay Area. She currently serves as corporate counsel for Sidecar, and she has advised other technology companies about transactions and municipal governance.
Alix is an early adopter, a yogi and an extreme hiker. She lives in San Francisco’s Ashbury Heights neighborhood and spends as much time as she can with her nephew Elliott (4) and her niece Helena (born December 2015). You can find her on Twitter, LinkedIn, Ello, Pinterest, Pandora and Facebook.