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Matt Gonzalez

Matt Gonzalez, American lawyer. Named Lawyer of Year, San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association, 2000, Robert D. & Leslie-Kay Raven Lecture, University California Berkeley School Law, 2004; recipient Guardian award, In Defense of Animals, 2003, Bert Corona award, California Mexican-American Political Association, 2004. Mayoral candidate Green Party, San Francisco, 2003; United States vice presidential candidate Indiana Party, 2008.

Background

  • Gonzalez, Matt was born in 1965 in McAllen, Texas, United States. Son of Mateo and Oralia Gonzalez.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Political Theory and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, New York City, 1987. Juris Doctor, Stanford University Law School, California, 1990.

    Career

    • Trial lawyer Office the Public Defender, San Francisco, 1991—2000. Member San Francisco Board Supervisors, 2000—2005, president, 2003—2005. Partner, trial lawyer Gonzalez & Leigh LLP, San Francisco, since 2005.

      Lecturer New College California, San Francisco Art Institute.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Independent

    Membership

    Mayoral candidate Green Party, San Francisco, 2003. United States vice presidential candidate Indiana Party, 2008.

    Connections

    • father: Mateo Gonzalez
    • mother: Oralia Gonzalez
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    Born 1965
    (age 52)
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