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California Life Sciences Association Congratulates Newly Elected Mayor of San Francisco London Breed

California
Life Sciences Association (CLSA), the trade association representing
California’s life sciences industry, congratulates London Breed on her
election as the 45th Mayor of San Francisco.

“California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) congratulates London Breed
on her election as the new Mayor of San Francisco,” said CLSA President
and CEO Sara Radcliffe. “The Bay Area is the birthplace of
biotechnology, and according to our 2018
California Life Sciences Industry Report, the San Francisco region
employs 73,000 people working to develop innovative new medicines,
technologies and therapies needed to treat and cure patients. As the
trade association representing the statewide life sciences sector, CLSA
works to cultivate the industry by advocating for public policies that
foster biomedical innovation, investment and job creation. CLSA is proud
that hundreds of our innovative member companies call the Bay Area home,
and we look forward to working with Mayor-elect London Breed and her
Administration to advance thoughtful policies that will grow and ensure
the vibrancy of San Francisco’s treasured life sciences ecosystem.”

CLSA’s roots in the Bay Area span nearly three decades, since the
founding of our predecessor organization, the Bay Area Bioscience
Association (BayBio) in 1990. With offices in Sacramento, San Diego,
South San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington DC, CLSA works closely
with industry, government, academia and others to shape public policy,
improve access to innovative technologies and grow California’s life
sciences economy.

About Mayor-Elect London Breed

Board of Supervisors President London Breed recently served as Acting
Mayor, leading San Francisco following the tragic passing of Mayor Edwin
Lee. London first won election to the Board of Supervisors in November
2012. In January of 2015, her colleagues elected her President of the
Board. She was re-elected as District 5 Supervisor in November 2016 and
unanimously re-elected as Board President two months later. London is a
native San Franciscan, raised by her grandmother in Plaza East Public
Housing in the Western Addition. She graduated with honors from Galileo
High School and attended the University of California, Davis, earning a
Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/Public Service with a minor
in African American Studies. She went on to earn a Master’s degree in
Public Administration from the University of San Francisco. View
full biography.

About California Life Sciences Association (CLSA)

California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) is the state’s largest and
most influential life sciences advocacy and business leadership
organization. With offices in Sacramento, San Diego, South San
Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington DC, CLSA works closely with
industry, government, academia and others to shape public policy,
improve access to innovative technologies and grow California’s life
sciences economy. CLSA serves biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical
device and diagnostics companies, research universities and institutes,
investors and service providers throughout the Golden State. CLSA was
founded in 2015 when the Bay Area Bioscience Association (BayBio) and
the California Healthcare Institute (CHI) merged. Visit CLSA at www.califesciences.org,
and follow us on Twitter @CALifeSciences,
Facebook,
Instagram,
LinkedIn
and YouTube.

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