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Bevan Dufty is an American politician and a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He represents District 8, which includes the Castro, Noe Valley, Glen Park, and Diamond Heights neighborhoods.He is the son of writer William Dufty and Maely Bartholomew.
Dufty attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a student body co-president. Dufty received a Degree in Political Science and Journalism. After graduation, he served as Senior Legislative Assistant for Education in the office of New York Rep. Shirley Chisholm. Later, he served as Chief Legislative Assistant to Rep. Julian Dixon, a post in which he helped craft legislation that created the Los Angeles Metro Rail system. In San Francisco, he worked for former Supervisor Susan Leal, served as an aide under Mayor Willie Brown, and coordinated the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services.
A Democrat, Dufty was elected a supervisor from the city's eighth district in 2002 before being re-elected in 2006. His current term expires in January 2011.
Dufty is openly gay and his election campaigns have often won the backing of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. Amongst Dufty's top priorities in District 8 is attracting and retaining a larger constituency of families with children. In 2006, Dufty and lesbian friend Rebecca Goldfader had a daughter, Sydney.