Installed: Commissioner Norton

swearing_inTonight I was installed as a Commissioner on the San Francisco Board of Education along with Sandra Fewer, Jill Wynns and Norman Yee. Mayor Gavin Newsom did my swearing-in ceremony (and enjoyed Jackie’s exuberant adoration). It was a lovely ceremony and an amazing evening overall. My heartfelt thanks to the many friends & family members who came out to share it with me! Video of the ceremony following the jump.

Mayor Newsom’s introduction and the swearing in ceremony:

My remarks:

Text of remarks (Public Google Doc)


7 responses to “Installed: Commissioner Norton

  1. No, I just asked my sister to record the bits with ME in it. 😉

  2. Congrats! Do you have clippings of the rest of the event?

  3. Rachel- congratulations! My sister lives in S.F. and will have a baby around March. That baby will have a promising future as result of you leading the way and making extraordinary changes for all children of San Francisco.


  4. Katherine Connell

    Dear Rachel,

    Congratulations! I laughed, cried, and cheered, watching your videos. Your delivery is so clear, you speak so well ~ and you have a terrifically winning smile! I was so impressed, and happy for you.

    Much love to you, the girls, and Tim ~ and I wish you a VERY GOOD YEAR!

    Your proud aunt,

  5. Rachel, you ROCK! The children of San Francisco have a wonderful new advocate on their Board.

  6. Terry Powell

    CONGRATULATIONS! We enjoyed seeing you at this victorious occasion – what says it better than winning, AND having the Mayor swear you in to office. (Now the hard work begins.)
    Best, Aunt Terry

  7. Just wanted to say Congratulations!!
    Your daughters were the hit of the evening!!