Theo Ellington

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Theodore Ellington publicly known as Theo Ellington (艾霖敦) is an American politician from San Francisco, California. Theo served as the director of public affairs for the Golden State Warriors in 2014[1] and serves as the president on the directors board for the Bayview Opera House.[2]

Early Life

Theo grew up in the Bayview-Hunter's Point district to a single mother whom raised he and his brother in a home his grandfather owned.[3][4] Theo attended local neighborhood schools, Dr. Charles R. Drew College Preparatory Academy and Gloria R. Davis Middle School in the Bayview before graduating from School of the Arts High School with a concentration on film and media studies.[5]

Theo described growing up in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood he would pass the shrines of gun violence victims on his walk to middle school.[6]


Ellington served as a field coordinator for Malia Cohen’s successful 2010 campaign for District 10 Supervisor following then Mayor Gavin Newsom gave him a position on the Southeast Community Facility Commission, a division of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission that manages a community center in the Bayview.

In 2012, Ellington started a political club, the Black Young Democrats of San Francisco, which led opposition to Mayor Ed Lee’s proposal to implement New York City’s stop-and-frisk.[7]

On July 7, 2014 Theo was hired as the Director of Public Affairs for the Golden State Warriors, his role served as the day-to-day public affairs appointed point person for the organization as it related to the team’s proposed new development in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood.

In 2016, in attendance with Jonathan Garcia and Adonal Foyle, Theo attended Willie Brown Middle School in Bayview-Hunter's Point to commemorate the unveiling of the new Golden State Warrior outside basketball court at the school, donated by the Warriors Community Foundation.[8]

April 13, 2017 Malcolm X Academy held a neighborhood barbecue for community families, organizations and community leaders. Theo was in attendance.[9]

In September 2017, Theo entered his ballot to become district 10 supervisor in the same year he raised $88,838 for his campaign.[10] Theo garnered endorsements, from Mayor London Breed, Supervisors Malia Cohen, Katy Tang, Thea Selby, Shanell Williams from the City College Board of Trustees, and Carmen Chu, San Francisco city assessor-recorder.

Non-Profit Work

Theo serves as a board member for several local non-profits: Bayview Opera House, Economic Development on Third, and Chinatown Community Development Center. In January 2017, Theo was elected to serve as Assembly Delegate to the CA Democratic Party.

Personal Life

Theo is married and owns a dog named "LeRoy".


Year Title Role
2015 The Homeless Orchestra[11] Himself


  1. "Warriors Name Theodore Ellington Director of Public Affairs". NBA. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  2. "Board of Directors". bvoh. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  3. Smith, Chris. "The Kid’s Got Guts". San Francisco Magazine. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  4. Dineen, J.K.. "Possible toxic dirt taints SF Shipyard neighborhood dream for some". SF Chronicle. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  5. "Meet Theo". Theo Ellington. Retrieved 28 July 2018. 
  7. Yates, Brett. "Theo Ellington Enters Race for District 10 Supervisor". The Potrero View. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  8. Epstein, Jaron. "Warriors dedicate Willie Brown Basketball Court". Oakland Post. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  9. "NEIGHBORHOOD BBQ AT MALCOLM X ACADEMY". sfsharedschoolyard. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  10. Sabatini, Joshua. "SF supervisor candidates raised big bucks in 2017". SF Examiner. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  11. "Homeless Orchestra". YouTube. Retrieved 19 July 2018.