Willie Brown

CATEGORY: Thinkers
COMPANY: Willie Brown Jr. Institute on Politics & Public Service
INDUSTRY: Politics

WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: He was the first person to grace the cover of Haute Living San Francisco. The New York Times once dubbed Willie Brown—one of the city’s most notable mayors and a member of the state assembly for more than 30 years—one of the country’s most powerful state legislators. No politician dominated California longer or more completely than Willie. No politician was more flamboyant. And if you measure a man by the enormity of his progressive impact on the world, former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary men in the City by the Bay.