Professor McDaniel Comments on Courting the Techie Vote in San Francisco

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO MAGAZINE -- But a transition to what? According to San Francisco State Political Science Professor Jason McDaniel, it may not be away from the progressive wing altogether, but simply to a different kind of progressive, measured rather than pugilistic when it comes to techie relations. Kim tried that tactic in her first years as supervisor, before — as Richard Edward DeLeon, the author of “Left Coast City,” puts it — she “regained her progressive mojo” and adopted a more hard-line stance. Haney faces the same challenge, synthesizing social justice and Soylent. “The progressive faction, like any good political party, is able to coordinate around the candidates that are a good fit for their districts, rather than imposing a one-size-fits-all style,” McDaniel says.