Episode #11: 'Analyzing Politics' with Mary Jung

Ben Kaplan
Ben Kaplan
min running time
January 25, 2024

In this episode, we delve into the intricate web of San Francisco's political landscape with Mary Jung, former chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party and a key political powerbroker in our city. We explore the city's shift from a collegial to a polarized environment, dissecting the dynamics between moderates and progressives. Mary shares her perspective on the impact of kindness culture on political progress, the consequences of recent recalls, and the importance of voter engagement in upcoming elections. We also discuss the influence of money in politics, the challenge of representation in rank choice voting, and the role of political insiders versus outsiders. Join us for a deep dive into the complexities of San Francisco's political scene and the strategies for navigating its future.

Episode Insights:

• San Francisco's political culture and influence of money in city politics.

• Political climate in San Francisco.

• Local politics and civic engagement in San Francisco.

• Political strategy and democracy.

• Political insiders and outsiders in San Francisco local politics.

• San Francisco's political system and its potential for gridlock.

• San Francisco politics and the influence of money.

• Politics, money in San Francisco elections.

• Leadership, collaboration, and fundraising.

• San Francisco politics in 2024 with insights from Mary Jung.

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