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Richie Greenberg, San Francisco politician.

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Richie Greenberg (born September, 1962) is an American activist, political commentator, pancreatic cancer survivor, and former candidate for mayor of the City and County of San Francisco (June 2018).

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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.


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, and the truck-ramming attacks which which took place in Nice, France July 14th, 2016, Greenberg began activism against terrorism and anti-Israel bias. In June 2017, Greenberg launched Kol Israel Advocacy PAC, a federal SuperPAC, to combat anti-Israel bias. He also launched a similarly-named SuperPAC in the state of Michigan.

Entering Politics

In 2015, Greenberg entered San Francisco politics by running for District 1 Supervisor. He finished fourth out of a field of 10 candidates.

Mayoral Race - 2018

On December 12, 2017, following then-Mayor Edwin Lee's sudden death, Greenberg filed papers to run for San Francisco mayor in the special election to complete Mayor Lee's term. The election was held June 5th, 2018. His core platform focuses on Crime, Homelessness and Quality of Life. He proposed to declare a State of Emergency to address the homelessness crises.

Political Commentator

Following his run for Mayor, Greenberg has become a valuable source of information and insight regarding the pressing issues of San Francisco, including Homelessness, Drug Addiction, Mental Illness, Crime, and other quality of life matters. He has been a frequent guest on CBS affiliate KPIX San Francisco, KTVU San Francisco, and Fox News Channel, as well as having columns on SputnikNews and Epoch Times.


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