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Quentin L. Kopp

Join us for a visit with the Honorable Quentin L. Kopp as he returns to GGBC for what is expected to be another insightful view into City, State and Federal Politics.

Kopp was born in 1928 in Syracuse, New York. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1949 and later from Harvard Law School. Kopp is married to the former Mara Sikaters and has three children: his eldest son, Shepard, is a criminal defense attorney working in Los Angeles. His second son, Brad Kopp, is a musician who goes by the name Stark Raving Brad and lives in San Francisco. His daughter Jennifer is the executive director of the Napa Valley Grape Growers Association.

Kopp was elected to a political office as an independent politician, rather than as a member of a political party. For a time, Kopp held a time slot as a radio talk show host onKGO-AM, a popular talk radio station.

Kopp had his home phone number and address listed in the local phone book and was well known[citation needed] to answer at any reasonable hour. Personal replies to letters were common.[citation needed]

When he was a Supervisor, Kopp generally followed a policy of riding MUNI (SF's Bus/Rail) to City Hall one day a week at minimum.