Tuesday, November 8, 2016 – Lateefah Simon won her bid for the BART Board of Directors, issuing the following statement:
I am incredibly honored and grateful for the support of voters in District 7 who have elected me to serve them as their BART Director.
A community of people as diverse as the Bay Area came together behind our campaign to stand up for transportation that serves riders and working families. Thank you for believing that transportation is an issue of social and economic justice, and for believing in me.
Our work is just beginning. We will need to work hard to bring unlikely allies together to address BART’s many challenges. The people of the Bay Area must hold myself and my colleagues on the BART Board of Directors accountable to our values. Together, we can shape a BART system for a more vibrant and equitable Bay Area for generations to come.