City of San FranciscoMayor Mark E. Farrell is the 44th Mayor of San Francisco. On January 23, then-Supervisor Farrell was voted in as Mayor by his colleagues on the Board of Supervisors, filling the office of the late Mayor Edwin M. Lee.
Mayor Farrell has spent his career pursuing initiatives to close the digital divide in San Francisco. In January, Mayor Farrell announced the beginning of for the formal process to bring a citywide fiber network to San Francisco. The network will serve as the basis for an open, affordable and high-speed internet service available to every resident and business in San Francisco, including the 100,000 San Francisco residents who currently lack internet service at home. Additionally, the citywide plan will adhere to the strictest net neutrality and privacy protections.
A born and raised San Franciscan, Mayor Farrell received B.A. from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, his M.A. from University College Dublin in Ireland, and J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia. Prior to joining the Board of Supervisors, Mayor Farrell was a small business owner in the finance sector.
He resides in the Jordan Park neighborhood of San Francisco with his wife and three children.