Joel’s political philosophy is individual liberty and government accountability. Joel served as a member of San Francisco's Democratic County Central Committee, representing the westside. He currently serves on the board of directors of the United Democratic Club and the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club in San Francisco. Joel is guided by the following principles: (1) Encourage innovation, not status quo. (2) Follow common sense, not sacred cows. (3) Negotiate practical solutions with empathy. (4) Protect personal freedoms. (5) Practice fiscal responsibility. (6) Spend public funds only on what works. (7) Measure for results and accountability. (8) Fund social goals with economic growth. (9) Promote community service and charity. (10) Value and invest in education for all.


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