On April 23, 2004, San Francisco Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier took the oath of office joining the Board of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District. Supervisor Alioto-Pier was appointed to this position by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and replaces San Francisco Supervisor Maxwell who resigned from the District Board in February 2004.

Michela Alioto-Pier was appointed to the San Francisco Board of Supervisor in January 2004. She currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Rules Committee as well as the Vice Chair of the Transportation Authority. Prior to joining the Board of Supervisors, Alioto-Pier served as a Port Commissioner, where she was active in Port security matters.

Previously, Supervisor Alioto-Pier was the democratic nominee for Secretary State of California in 1998 and lost to Republican Bill Jones by only 90,000 votes statewide. Supervisor Alioto-Pier was also the democratic nominee for Congress from Californias First Congressional District in 1996. The First District encompasses the Northern Coast of California, from Napa County to the Oregon border.

Prior to entering electoral politics, Supervisor Alioto-Pier worked for Vice-President Al Gore, advising him on domestic policy matters and as liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services. In 1984, at the age of 17, President Reagan appointed Alioto-Pier to his National Council on Disabilities Advisory Board. Supervisor Alioto-Pier is a member of the National Womens Political Caucus, the Womens Leadership Forum, and the Majority Council of EMILYs List.

Supervisor Alioto-Pier earned a degree in Anthropology from the University of California at Los Angeles and spent a year studying at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. She resides in San Francisco with her husband, Tom and their two children Nicolas and Giovanni.