Alix is an attorney in Oakland and San Francisco, specializing in real estate transactions, land use and election law. She has lived in San Francisco since 1999.
In 2002, at the age of 29, Alix got her start in San Francisco politics with her appointment to the newly-created Elections Commission. The voters had charged the Commission with overseeing a badly-managed department with little transparency, low morale and big PR problems (see: ballot boxes floating in the Bay). As its Vice President and President in those first few years, Alix underwent a crash course in municipal organization and helped to turn the ailing department around.
In 2006, at the urging of friends in the progressive movement, Alix ran for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in District 8. To the surprise of many (including herself), she garnered almost 30% of the vote against a formidable and well-liked incumbent.
In June 2010, Alix was elected to the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee (DCCC), the governing body of the San Francisco Democratic Party, where she served as its Treasurer for two years. She won re-election in June 2012 to her second term, and now serves as a Vice Chair. For the June 2012 election, she assembled a slate of women candidates for the DCCC, and helped get many of them elected.
A longtime Burning Man participant, Alix serves on the Board of Directors of the Black Rock Arts Foundation, which promotes civic engagement by placing interactive public art projects around the world. Alix has been a lifelong advocate for women, having founded the San Francisco Women’s Political Summit, and having served as President of the National Women’s Political Caucus (SF chapter).
Alix is a Facebook addict and avid runner. Her dog has her own Twitter feed, and Alix can honestly say she has nothing to do with it.