Harvey Bernard Milk was an American politician who became the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California, when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Milk served 11 months in office and was responsible for passing a stringent gay rights ordinance for the city. On November 27, 1978, Dan White, another city supervisor who had recently resigned but wanted his job back, assassinated Milk and Mayor George Moscone. The assassinations and the ensuing events were the result of continuing ideological conflicts in the city. Anne Kronenberg, his final campaign manager, wrote of him: "What set Harvey apart from you or me was that he was a visionary. He imagined a righteous world inside his head and then he set about to create it for real, for all of us."  Milk was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2000.