Gonzalez and Leigh to Host Endorsement Party,
Fundraiser for Adriel Hampton

Written by Luke Thomas. Posted in Events, News, Politics

Published on August 25, 2009 with 7 Comments

CA-10 Congressional candidate Adriel Hampton.
Photos by Luke Thomas

By Luke Thomas

August 25, 2009

Former San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Matt Gonzalez and legal partner Whitney Leigh today announced their endorsement of CA-10 Congressional candidate Adriel Hampton in the special election race to replace Rep. Ellen Tauscher.

A fundraiser/endorsement party will be held at their offices, Wednesday at 7 pm.

“We’re enthusiastically endorsing Adriel Hampton’s candidacy for Congress,” Leigh said. “Adriel has a long history in San Francisco and a deep commitment to the issues that Progressives care about. He’s taken a principled and pragmatic stand on the important issues facing the nation, and his District, and will be a positive legislative asset in Congress and a committed representative for his constituents.”

Whitney Leigh and Matt Gonzalez

Hampton, an investigator and former San Francisco Examiner political editor, has fought to bring progressive issues to the top of the agenda in the CA-10 race – to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US drug war, and promote open government, labor rights and equality at home.

“Matt Gonzalez and Whitney Leigh are progressive leaders not only in San Francisco, but across the nation – on issues from the living wage to important electoral reforms,” Hampton said. “I am humbled and honored to have their support in my race in the East Bay’s CA-10. I look forward to gathering tonight to celebrate and build on the common dreams we share.”

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Luke Thomas is a former software developer and computer consultant who proudly hails from London, England. In 2001, Thomas took a yearlong sabbatical to travel and develop a photographic portfolio. Upon his return to the US, Thomas studied photojournalism to pursue a career in journalism. In 2004, Thomas worked for several neighborhood newspapers in San Francisco before accepting a partnership agreement with the SanFranciscoSentinel.com, a news website formerly covering local, state and national politics. In September 2006, Thomas launched FogCityJournal.com. The BBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, New York Times, Der Spiegel, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine, 7x7, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Bay Guardian and the San Francisco Weekly, among other publications and news outlets, have published his work. Thomas is a member of the Freelance Unit of the Pacific Media Workers Guild, TNG-CWA Local 39521 and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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