Molinari, Jack: Moscone as a campaigner


Jack Molinari: George, other than the time he had been elected state supervisor, he had been elected state senator from probably a little less than half the city at that time. I think some of it went down the peninsula in his later terms. But he was out there hustling all the time. I mean he was on street corners. The rest of them were not street corner kind of people. George was a street corner person. I remember when he ran for supervisor the first time, he was one of the early guys out there on the street corners and bus stops in the morning. The rest of these people who had pretty easier runs didn’t have to do that. George was out there hustling every minute. We used to have a joke, “If there were three fleas meeting out in the Bayview District, George would be there.” And that’s the way he was. Milton was pretty good at that himself, but George was tireless. Just tireless, and took nothing for granted.


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The Moscone oral history interviews are part of the George Moscone Collection, MSS 328.

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