‘I’m Matt.’ For Some Politicians, Addiction Battles Drive Policymaking.

March 03, 2024

Around a long wooden table at San Francisco City Hall, nine people battling drug addiction swapped news on a recent Friday. But Mr. Dorsey and other politicians have increasingly embraced frankness as an important part of the fight against the fentanyl and methamphetamine epidemics that have ravaged their cities. Opponents include Gary McCoy, who worked as a political aide for a host of San Francisco politicians, including Representative Nancy Pelosi. When he was the longtime spokesman for the San Francisco city attorney and a political consultant, he was open about being gay and H.I.V. “I’m grateful.”The post ‘I’m Matt.’ For Some Politicians, Addiction Battles Drive Policymaking.