Matt Gonzalez

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Biography

Matt Gonzalez is the former Supervisor and candidate for mayor of San Francisco. He was born in McAllen, Texas in 1965, lived his first five years in Puerto Rico, became an Eagle Scout in his youth, and later graduated from Columbia University (B.A. - 1987) and Stanford University (J.D. - 1990) law school. In 2000, he was elected to represent District 5 (the Haight, Western Addition and Inner Sunset) on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, of which he was made President by his peers in 2002. In 2003 he advanced to a run-off election against fellow Supervisor Gavin Newsom in the election for San Francisco mayor, a race which he lost narrowly. Gonzalez is a member of the Green Party and remains one of its more prominent political office-holders.

In 2004, Gonzalez elected to retire from politics rather than seek re-election. He further turned heads by endorsing the presidential ticket headed by Independent candidate Ralph Nader over fellow Green candidate David Cobb. He had endorsed Democratic representative Dennis Kucinich during the primary season.

Organizational Endorsements - 2003 Mayoral Race

Sierra Club
Bernal Heights Democratic Club
Deputy Sheriffs Association
Local 2, Hotel Employee Restaurant Employee Union
San Francisco Bay Guardian
San Francisco Bay View Newspaper
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
AFSCME 3299
Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club
San Francisco League of Conservation Voters
San Francisco Motorcycle and Scooter Coaliton
SEIU, Local 790
Frontlines Newspaper
United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union Local 101
CCSF'S AFT2121
San Francisco Tenants Union
Tenant Associations Coalition of San Francisco
San Francisco Green Party
DogPac
International Socialist Organization
San Francisco Neighborhood Antenna-Free Union
New Mission News
United Transporation Union
San Francisco Sentinel
Community Tenants Association (CTA)
San Francisco Tomorrow
California Nurses Association
Central City Progressives
National Organization of Women, California/SF
Gay Asian Pacific Alliance
S.F. Taxi Permitholders and Drivers Association
Environmental Justice Advocacy
El Bohemio News
SF County Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party
Teachers 4 Change
Transgenders United for Equality (TRUE)

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