Area(s) of expertise: Latino Policy and Voting
Summary of expertise:
Jim Gonzalez is a public policy advisor and campaign strategist to various campaign committees and non-profit organizations.
Mr. Gonzalez was a chief aide to San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein, and later was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
During his terms at City Hall, he served as Chairman of the Finance Committee and as a board member of the San Francisco Health Services System, the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and the Association of Bay Area Governments.
He was the first author of a City of Sanctuary Ordinance (1989) in the nation. Sixty other U.S. cities have passed similar legislation to protect the human rights of immigrant communities.
Blog/Web site: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-gonzalez/
Prior media experience:
San Francisco Chronicle
Vida en el Balle
Mr. Gonzalez holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and Latin American history from St. Mary’s College of California.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of San Francisco, and was a Kellogg Fellow at Harvard University’s JFK School of Government.
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