Richie Greenberg, San Francisco politician and conservative community advocat.

About Richie Greenberg

 

Richie Greenberg (born September, 1962) is an American activist, politician and candidate for mayor of the City and County of San Francisco in the June 5th, 2018 Special Election.

Early life and career

Greenberg was born in Forest Hills, Queens, NY, to middle class parents. They lived in Jamaica, Queens, until the age of 2, when the family moved to suburban Long Island. His father was an import/export agent and mother a homemaker and accounting clerk. Greenberg has one sister.

At the age of 21, Greenberg left New York and moved to Los Angeles, California. In 1986, he moved to Israel and lived on Kibbutz Alonim, and studied Hebrew at University of Haifa. Returning to California in 1987, he studied accounting and business at California State University Fullerton, as well as Valley College in Los Angeles. He studied French and German language in Pierce College in Woodland Hills, California.

He moved to San Francisco in 2001, and opened a business consulting firm in the Financial District.

Activism

Following the events of Delta Flight 468 January, 2015 from San Francisco to Tel Aviv, Israel, which experienced a bomb threat on which Greenberg was a passenger[1][2][3], and the truck-ramming attacks which which took place in Nice, France July 14th, 2016, Greenberg began activism against terrorism and anti-Israel bias[4].[5][6] . In June 2017, Greenberg launched Kol Israel Advocacy PAC, a federal SuperPAC, to combat anti-Israel bias. [7][8] He also launched a similarly-named SuperPAC in the state of Michigan.[9]

Early Politics

In 2015, Greenberg entered San Francisco politics by running for District 1 Supervisor.[10] He finished fourth out of a field of 10 candidates. He was endorsed by the SF Republican Party[11]. San Francisco Republican County Central Committee

In 2016, Greenberg became active in the County Republican GOP, where he was appointed as alternate delegate on the Republican Party Central Committee. He was later elected as a full delegate. He currently serves representing San Francisco Assembly District 19. [12]

Mayoral Race

On December 12, 2017, following then-Mayor Edwin Lee's sudden death[13], Greenberg filed papers to run for San Francisco mayor[14] in the special election to complete Mayor Lee's term.[15] The election was held June 5th, 2018. His core platform focuses on Crime, Homelessness and Quality of Life. [16][17] He proposes to declare a State of Emergency to address the homelessness crises.[18][19] He is the only Republican candidate in the race.[20][21][22]

 

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