JOEL ON POLITICS
My political philosophy is individual liberty and government accountability. I served as a member of San Francisco's Democratic County Central Committee, representing the westside. I currently serve on the board of directors of the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club in San Francisco. I am 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.