the socialist

taking on Trumpism, the GOP, Mark Zuckerberg, PG&E, and Gavin Newsom

Decades in journalism, city government, and political technology to create the world’s most effective political campaign.

At 18, Adriel spent two years running his community college newspaper before transferring to UC Berkeley, where he studied Rhetoric while working as an editor for a local newspaper chain.


Adriel was the first blogger at the San Francisco Examiner, where he served as Political Editor. He was the first person to use Twitter to run for Congress, obtained a private investigator license while working for the San Francisco City Attorney, and worked as a founding team member of NationBuilder and Pinpoint Predictive.


Adriel has the skills of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and the heart of a Berkeley activist. He’s been a popular speaker and podcaster on “Gov 2.0,” a pizza delivery man, a roofer, and considers himself first a writer.


Adriel has helped hundreds of campaigns with their technology needs, co-founded one of the left’s most popular Facebook pages, and has written more than a hundred thousand tweets. His campaign for Governor is a roar from the belly of the technology beast.

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