About District 5


District 5 includes the communities of Brisbane, Colma, Daly City, San Bruno (north of Sneath lane and west of Interstate 280 ), South San Francisco (west of Interstate 280 until Avalon Drive then west of Junipero Serra Boulevard, and north of Hickey, Hillside and Sister Cities Boulevard to Highway 101) with Unincorporated Broadmoor Village, San Bruno Mountain Park and Brisbane Quarry.


David J. Canepa is a fourth generation San Mateo County resident who grew up in Pacifica before settling into Daly City, where he currently resides with his wife Ana and young son David Piero. He is a former Daly City mayor and currently serves as Board President on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors.

He was elected to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors in November 2016 and was unanimously appointed by his fellow supervisors to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission on Jan. 12, 2021.

Canepa represents District 5, which includes the City of Brisbane, Broadmoor, the Town of Colma, the City of Daly City, and parts of the City of San Bruno and the City of South San Francisco. He serves as Board President for 2021.

Supervisor Canepa served on the Daly City Council from 2008 through 2016 and served as Mayor in 2014. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of San Francisco in Politics and graduated from Skyline College in San Bruno before that. He was born at Seton Hospital in Daly City.

Canepa’s experience includes serving on the City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG), as Vice Chair of the San Mateo County Transportation Authority, and as Director of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District representing 20 cities.

As Supervisor, Canepa continues to serve on the Board of Directors for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and C/CAG. He also serves on boards such as the Health Plan of San Mateo, San Mateo County Medical Center, the Commission on Aging, Community Corrections Partnership and the Association of Bay Area Governments.

During Canepa’s career, he has focused on investing in the creation of affordable housing and ending homelessness, improving public safety, enhancing public transportation, with an emphasis on equity and ending discrimination in all forms.


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