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.
 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
University: 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)
Nader for President 2004