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Power player Ron Conway gets a Reuters profile

Monday, October 29, 2012

Ever wonder about the Big Influencer in Mayor Ed Lee’s ear not named Willie Brown or Rose Pak? Gerry Shih of Reuters has a must-read profile of tech investor Ron Conway, the flag-bearer for a tech sector whose newfound clout has started to re-order the city’s political playing field. Here’s a quote from SEIU Local 1021 political director Gabriel Haaland:

“As someone who lived through the tech boom in the ‘90s and watched countless friends and community members get pushed out of their homes, only for the bubble to disintegrate, this is painful to watch.”

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