We're the City Democratic Club.
We're activists. We're building owners. We're IT professionals. We're attorneys, publicists, cab drivers, staffers. We do what the City does and we are who the City is.We're united by our love for San Francisco. Our City is the best there is; we're committed to keeping it that way. This is done not block by block, but seven miles by seven miles.
We're active in our community. We're dedicated to knowing the issues and to engaging with community leaders.
We're happy you're here.
2015 Executive Board
Michael Ho, president
A manager at a San Francisco IT firm, Mike Ho first joined the City Democratic Club in the late 90s. A California native, Mike lived in six different states and the District of Columbia before settling in the Bay Area in the early 1990s.
He joined City Democratic Club soon after moving to San Francisco and has been on its executive board for more than ten non-consecutive years since then. He has been president since 2012.
His outside interests include music, books, piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain.
Kat Anderson, first vice president
She has worked in private practice for most of her legal career, specializing in labor and employment litigation. In 2010, Kat ran for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and she continues to serve her community as a volunteer on several boards including the board auxiliary of City College of San Francisco and the Women's Leadership Council of United Way of the Bay Area.
Kat is Recording Secretary for the Democratic County Central Committee, to which she was elected in 2012.
A lifelong Democrat, Kat has been a City Democratic Club member since 2009 and has been on its executive board since 2014. She enjoys hiking, traveling, watching plays, and eating spicy food.
Jim Reilly, second vice president
Michelle Parker, recording secretary
Clay Harrell, corresponding secretary
Steve la Plante, treasurer
Michael Breyer, member at large
Michael Breyer is President and co-founder of Courtroom Connect. He is a former San Francisco Library Commissioner, founder of the "Support Drafting Ed Lee for S.F. Mayor 2011" campaign and a general election candidate for the California State Assembly. Michael previously worked on the "Reinventing Government" initiative as a White House intern in the Office of the Vice President.
Michael has written articles for several publications including U.S. News and World Report and The New York Daily News. He has been a featured speaker at the Software & Information Industry Association conference, Court Technology Conference, LegalTech, and many other conferences.
Michael holds an MBA and a Public Management Program certificate from Stanford Business School and received a B.A. in Economics, with distinction and with departmental honors, from Stanford University.
Heidi Machen, member at large
Prior to going into private practice, Heidi served in executive positions in local and regional government, chiefly focused on transportation policy and regulation, civil rights and public safety. Among her extracurricular activities, she swims and bikes, is an accomplished vegan cook, an amateur oil painter, and has been known to appear in live theater.