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Joel Engardio: A Moderate Revolution, Starting with schools

Joel Engardio is an award-winning columnist for the San Francisco Examiner. He also directs public relations efforts for the national non-profit Out & Equal Workplace Advocates. Previously, Engardio was a communications strategist for the American Civil Liberties Union.

Engardio won the sole endorsement of the San Francisco Chronicle when he ran for District 7 supervisor in 2012. Engardio holds a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Engardio serves on the board of directors of SF Moderates, an organization that embraces San Francisco values while seeking common sense public policy solutions. He is also on the board of the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club.

Engardio has won numerous journalism awards for his articles in USA Today, Washington Post, and San Francisco publications the Examiner, Chronicle and Weekly. His essays have been broadcast on NPR and KQED. Engardio directed a documentary about First Amendment issues that was nationally broadcast on PBS. It was named Best Documentary at the USA Film Festival.

Engardio is originally from Saginaw, Michigan and moved to San Francisco in 1998. He lives West of Twin Peaks with his partner Lionel Hsu. They have run three marathons together.

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