A San Francisco legend passes
RIP - San Francisco legend and political consultant Jim Rivaldo
passed away today.
October 16, 2007
After many months of battling inoperable liver cancer and diabetes,
political consultant Jim Rivaldo, 60, passed away today.
Rivaldo, who was Harvey Milk's campaign manager, was recently
with a lifetime achievement award for his decades of community
leadership and vision by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
He was similarly honored by the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club
which he co-founded with Milk.
Despite medical setbacks, Rivaldo refused to call it quits and
continued working - albeit in a reduced capacity - as Sheriff
Michael Hennessey's re-election campaign manager.
Jim will be missed by all who came to know his softly-spoken,
mild-mannered and inspirational spirit.
Jim Rivaldo with longtime friend Sheriff Michael Hennessey
at the 2007 annual Harvey Milk Club Dinner.
Jim Rivaldo with Stuart Milk, nephew of Harvey Milk.