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Matt Gonzalez

Matt GonzalezAKA Matthew Eduardo Gonzalez

Born: 4-Jun-1965
Birthplace: McAllen, TX

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician, Activist
Party Affiliation: Independent [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Progressive politician, activist

San Francisco lawyer, activist, and beat poet. As President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors (2002-05), he was the most powerful Green Party politician in the US. Ran a DIY campaign for mayor against millionaire Democrat Gavin Newsom who outspent Gonzalez 10 to 1. Gonzalez lost the highly contested run-off election while turning out 120,000 jaded hipsters to vote for his progressive platform. Ralph Nader's Vice Presidential running mate in 2008. Heartthrob of millions.

[1] Democratic until 2000, Green until 2008.

Father: Mateo Gonzalez
Mother: Oralia Gonzalez
Sister: Diana Gonzalez
Brother: Charles Gonzalez (singer-songwriter)

    High School: Memorial High School, McAllen, TX
BA Political Theory & Comparative Literature, Columbia University (1987)
    Law School: JD, Stanford University Law School (1990)

    California State Official Chief Attorney, San Francisco Public Defender's Office (2011-)
    Gonzalez & Leigh LLP Partner (2005-11)
    San Francisco Board of Supervisors President (2002-05)
    San Francisco Board of Supervisors Haight, Western Addition (2000-05)
    California State Official Deputy Public Defender, San Francisco Public Defender's Office (1991-2000)
    Green Party
    Nader for President 2004
    Visited Burning Man
    Eagle Scout

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