A strange thing happened at January's farewell "roast" for Supervisor Chris Daly -- something that neatly encapsulated the spirit of San Francisco's progressive movement. Earlier that week, David Chiu had betrayed progressives by championing Willie Brown's candidate for mayor. But even though Chi ... More >>
In 2003, Green Party candidate Matt Gonzalez came tantalizingly close to knocking off Gavin Newsom in the mayor's race. It was the political equivalent of Chuck Wepner taking Ali to the final round. The campaign was the crowning moment for the Green Party, nationwide. To restate Hunter S. Thompson's ... More >>
Back at City Hall Matt Gonzalez, the liberal former president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, is coming back to local politics after taking a job as the new chief attorney in the Public Defender's Office, effective today. Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced the appointment this morni ... More >>
Matt Gonzalez' new boss actually wins one once in a while. So will he. Matt Gonzalez always was a better lawyer than he was a politician. And while that sounds like a backhanded compliment -- it's really not. The former supervisor, mayoral candidate, fringe vice presidential aspirant, and onetime ... More >>
Let me get you ladies a cab.Local left wing ex-politicians are staying true to their blue-collar values -- by becoming capitalists. Former supervisor Chris Daly's a barkeep, and Matt Gonzalez, the former president of the Board of Supervisors and iconic 2004 mayoral candidate, might soon beco ... More >>
Matt Smith illustrationCome on in to my big political tentFormer San Francisco Supervisor Matt Gonzalez is endorsing Republican Congressional candidate John Dennis to highlight "points of agreement" between anti-war liberals and libertarian Republicans."There are points of agreement, and we ought ... More >>
Matt GonzalezFormer Board of Supervisors President Matt Gonzalez alleges that influence peddling was behind a San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency decision to scotch a contract for management of city-owned parking garages.Gonzalez' law firm has been engaged by Fred Bekele, whose firm Con ... More >>
Nader running mate Matt Gonzalez won more votes in S.F. when he ran for supervisor in 2000 than as a vice-presidential candidate this year. By Will Harper If you want a measure of how sick everyone is of Ralph Nader, go no further than San Francisco. Nader is on pace to win a pitiful 4,000 votes ... More >>
By John Geluardi Three vice presidential candidates gathered in a small conference room at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Sunday evening to engage in a vigorous debate of ideas that have all but been eliminated from the Republican and Democratic presidential campaigns. All of the vice presid ... More >>
Ralph Nader and running mate Matt Gonzalez are looking to make a difference in the upcoming presidential election. Early polling suggests they just might.
Remember how Ralph Nader is running for president? And Matt Gonzalez signed on to be his vice-presidential candidate? They’re still doing that. Anyway, Gonzalez was on Democracy Now with Amy Goodman yesterday where they discussed those other candidates' economic and foreign policy stances. Gonzale ... More >>
They're actually out to stop spoiler candidates.
The Chronicle reports today the Ralph Nader has named former San Francisco Supervisor Matt Gonzalez as his partner in his bid for the presidency. Gonzalez narrowly lost the 2003 mayoral election to Gavin Newsom. -Andy Wright
Yes, everyone is desperate for at least one viable candidate to run against young Monty Burns, Mayor Gavin Newsom, next month (sorry Chicken John). And it appears to be desperation giving rise to an unsubstantiated rumor that actor-director Sean Penn has offered his friend and former Green Party may ... More >>
Former Mayoral candidate Matt Gonzalez finds art to his liking
Whether it's Agnos or Gonzalez, one of them needs to jump into the race
A look at the comically delayed Fourth Street drawbridge project, and how the city's Byzantine contracting system costs millions
The year in review, through the lens of San Francisco Mayor Matt Gonzalez's first 12 months in office
Forget about cures for HIV and leukemia. Give us robo-warriors and high-tech Jesus boots.
Beaten in the mayor's election, S.F. lefties vow to sign up absentee voters for future campaigns
Week of December 31, 2003
Week of December 24, 2003
Gavin Newsom should look to Sacramento for political inspiration
Week of December 10, 2003
Forget policies and party affiliations, choose your next Mayor based on his top five favorite albums
Either Newsom or Gonzalez will make a good mayor, but Gonzalez has the creative edge
Why Matt Gonzalez should stick with his progressive roots, and ignore pressure to act "responsibly"
For Gavin Newsom and Matt Gonzalez, ideological labels may be misleading, or even drawkcab
Week of October 22, 2003
One energy executive claims a tidal system that meets the city's electric needs could be built in over 20 years, at a cost of $1.5 billion
After watching the mind games of Pumping Iron, mayoral candidate Matt Gonzalez talks of turning slick political marketing against itself
Matt Gonzalez wants to be mayor. And he doesn't mind climbing over fellow progressives to get the gig.
Week of September 17, 2003
Week of September 3, 2003
He's idealistic, he's good-looking, and he's even a great listener
Waffling With Authority; Will the Chron Get Us All Killed?
Ignore the trumped-up complaining; it is time to throw the bums out of the Housing Authority
Hip hop show in memory of Ken Hamilton; music in Matt Gonzalez's office
Matt Gonzalez should be backed in District 5 runoff; George W. Bush should be ashamed for considering a coup
Downtown Rehearsal agreement; Aquarius Records' 30th anniversary; political songs contest
Summer in the City; I See Dead People; Worker's Playtime