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hspder
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There, I've said it.

For those who don't know -- possibly because they either don't live in California or do, but have been living in a cave -- Steve Westly is one of the two MAJOR Democratic candidates for CA Governor. The other is Phil Angelides (who won the party's nomination). The primaries are one month from today, and it looks like Westly is going to win.....

Sadly.

The guy had all the ingredients for me to love him -- after all, he is a Stanford GSB alumni, and ex GSB faculty member -- even though he has no Ph.D., nor any substantial academic achievement -- he doesn't even have a BS or MS (he majored in history).

Unfortunately, he's also a weasel -- he's using his fortune, amassed during his years in the private sector, to out-campaign (relatively) poor Phil Angelides, whose only "mistake" is to have dedicated his life to public service, rather than amassing money exploiting other people. Although I never met him personally, I know several people who do, and nothing I heard or seen gives me any confidence about his integrity and his ability to make a good Governor.

In fact, I hold Arnold in higher regard I do him.

Example: he keeps talking about how he is a "product of public school", but he lives in Atherton -- one of the most expensive towns on the planet -- rather than in Sacramento, that apparently is not "posh" enough for him.

His campaign is also filled with one-liners, that have a depth more appropriate for Paris Hilton, and absolutely zero consequence -- and calls them the "Westly Plan".

He also looks like if Arnold breathes in his general direction, he will be thrown back 100 yards (look at his picture and you'll see what I mean).

So, my friends, I hereby make this public commitment: if Westly wins the primaries, I will vote for Arnold again come November... I'd much rather have a moderate Republican that I somewhat trust and admire in office than a self-serving, superficial limo-lib that has no idea what he's doing.

Sorry for the rant... I had to get this out off my chest.

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knewsom
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DUDE - you and I are in about the same position - although, I have a more personal reason to detest Steve Westly that I won't go into.

Take heart, however - Steve's lead in the primary is still only a small one, and Phil was the obvious winner of the recent televised debate. Furthermore, a resounding FORTY FIVE PERCENT of individuals polled said they still hadn't made up their minds, and (of the last poll I read) there was a margin of error of 5.8%, bringing Steve's 6% lead into perspective.

This race is FAR from over, and you too can do your part to make sure we have the right candidate for governor! Host a house party for Phil, or do SOMETHING to get involved - the website is www.angelides.com - there's a link there on how to voulnteer or contribute. At the very least, get a bumper sticker, and rant to your friends about what a weasel Westly is.

The one thing that tends to bring me down more than anything is the media bias I continually see, in favor of Westly. They act like the primary is practically over and that Steve is going to win by a landslide, when that clearly isn't the case. When Phil won the nomination, I remember a headline that said "Angelides eeks out Democratic nomination", and another that said, "Westly's opponent wins Democratic Nomination". Sorry, but 67% isn't "eeking" out a victory - it's a RESOUNDING one.

I'm writing letters to these papers - I hope you'll join me.

-K

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hspder
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knewsom wrote:
and rant to your friends about what a weasel Westly is.


I don't really need to... most of the ones who can vote (lots of immigrants here at Stanford, who can't yet vote) have been here for long enough to know him and were the ones giving me an earful... :-)

But yes, I am going to do whatever I can to help Angelides win the primary.

Let's just hope the undecided don't fall for Westly's one-liners... Californians usually know better, and hope this is one of those times they will.

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hspder wrote:


The guy had all the ingredients for me to love him -- after all, he is a Stanford GSB alumni, and ex GSB faculty member -- even though he has no Ph.D., nor any substantial academic achievement -- he doesn't even have a BS or MS (he majored in history).


So he's not an ivory-tower, egghead intellectual. Check.

(He did receive an M.B.A. in Public Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1983. You make it sound like he has no education at all.)


Unfortunately, he's also a weasel -- he's using his fortune, amassed during his years in the private sector,...


Sour grapes from the economics professor? Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.



...to out-campaign (relatively) poor Phil Angelides, whose only "mistake" is to have dedicated his life to public service, rather than amassing money exploiting other people.


How exactly does ebay exploit people, Professor Marx?

How many California land-developers can be considered even relatively poor? Was Angelides a particularly crappy land developer who failed to make money?

"A graduate of Harvard University, Angelides worked for a number of years for the state of California's Housing and Community Development agency (from 1975 to 1983), and later in the private sector as a land developer. He was appointed president of AKT Development Corp. (a company owned by one of his business and political mentors, Angelo Tsakopoulos) in 1984, and in 1986, founded his own land development company, River West. Sacramento area environmentalists criticize him for contributing to the area's sprawl."

Dedicated his life to public service? Let's compare:

Angelides public service:
California State Treasurer, 1999-present
Co-Chair, Sacramento Mayor's Commission on Education and the City's Future, 1995-1996
Total: about 9 years

Westly's public service:
Worked for Congressman Leo Ryan 1978-1979
Worked for U.S. Department of energy 1980
California Utilities Commission 1 year
Total: about 4 years

Not that big a difference.




Example: he keeps talking about how he is a "product of public school", but he lives in Atherton -- one of the most expensive towns on the planet -- rather than in Sacramento, that apparently is not "posh" enough for him.


Did he or did he not go to public schools?
Any idea where Angelides went to grade school?


His campaign is also filled with one-liners, that have a depth more appropriate for Paris Hilton, and absolutely zero consequence -- and calls them the "Westly Plan".


That is called CAMPAIGNING. It's a handy skill for politicians.


He also looks like if Arnold breathes in his general direction, he will be thrown back 100 yards (look at his picture and you'll see what I mean).


I'll post pics of each following this. Everyone can judge who the weiner is for themselves.

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Phil Angelides (aka Ears McGee): hspder's idea of a manly man. Endorsed my such communists as:

Senator
Barbara Boxer


Senator
Dianne Feinstein



House Leader
Nancy Pelosi

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doogie
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Steve Westly: made money and is therefore hated by hspdr.

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Hmmm.

"Despite Westly's efforts to brand Angelides as a political insider who has lost touch with the concerns of real people, the political biographies of the two candidates have plenty in common.

Both are statewide elected officials who have been Democratic activists for decades. Angelides ran for the Sacramento City Council when he was 19, while Westly became one of the youngest state Democratic party officers ever at the age of 23.

The two spent time working in government and both made millions in the private sector, Angelides as a developer and Westly in the high-tech arena. While Angelides was elected state party chairman in 1991, Westly lost the chairman's election to Jerry Brown in 1989, although he has been a member of the Democratic National Committee for more than 20 years."

http://www.sfgate.com/...BAGJ9H6JNQ1.DTL

Both have been involved in politics since they were young. Both are millionaires.

Hspder, there seems like there is something more to your dislike of Westly - what is it?

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I'm just not sure why it matters at all, unless Ahnold isn't running for re-election.

If he is, then the California Democratic Party shouldn't spend a lot of money on either of these non-starters.

Concede this one, and come up with a real candidate for next time.

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Hspder despises anyone that actually earns their fortune. Just like the Kennedy's and the Rockefeller's.

That evil private sector. Damn them for giving you a fucking economy to sip soy lattes over.

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hspder
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doogie wrote:
The guy had all the ingredients for me to love him -- after all, he is a Stanford GSB alumnus, and ex GSB faculty member -- even though he has no Ph.D., nor any substantial academic achievement -- he doesn't even have a BS or MS (he majored in history).

He did receive an M.B.A. in Public Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1983. You make it sound like he has no education at all.)


If you actually read what I wrote, you'll see I specifically said he was a GSB alumnus. GSB = Graduate School of Business in case you need me to connect the dots for you.

Now, let me ask you, and the other non-Californian conservatives that responded to my post: why do you seem to care so much about defending Westly? Seriously, I'm wondering.

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thunderbolt23 wrote:
Hspder, there seems like there is something more to your dislike of Westly - what is it?


You haven't been seeing the ads here. You didn't watch the debate. You also haven't talked to people that actually knew him.

If you had, you'd know the answer to that question.

Just ask yourself this: having lost the Democratic nomination to Phil, why does he keep running, knowing that his petty accusations are benefiting Arnold most of all?

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rainjack wrote:
Hspder despises anyone that actually earns their fortune. Just like the Kennedy's and the Rockefeller's.


You do realize that I said I'd rather vote for Arnold, as I voted in the last election, right?

Now, remind me: how did Arnold make his fortune? Are you saying he did NOT earn it?

I have no problem with people who earn their fortune. I do have problems with greedy hypocrites who are willing to hurt everybody else to advance their own agendas, but pretend they're Mother Teresa.

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doogie wrote:
Phil Angelides (aka Ears McGee): hspder's idea of a manly man. Endorsed my such communists as:

Senator
Barbara Boxer

Senator
Dianne Feinstein

House Leader
Nancy Pelosi


I honestly thought you would be incapable of such a childish, immature post. I'm sorry to see I was wrong. I am disappointed. Seriously.

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hspder wrote:

Now, let me ask you, and the other non-Californian conservatives that responded to my post: why do you seem to care so much about defending Westly? Seriously, I'm wondering.


Mainly because you and knewsome irritate me.

Now answer the questions I asked you.

How exactly does ebay exploit people?

How many California land-developers can be considered even relatively poor? Was Angelides a particularly crappy land developer who failed to make money?

Did he(Westly)or did he not go to public schools?
Any idea where Angelides went to grade school?

Why do you think Angelides has devoted his life to public service, when he's spent only a few more years than Westly doing so?


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hspder wrote:
I do have problems with greedy hypocrites who are willing to hurt everybody else to advance their own agendas, but pretend they're Mother Teresa.


Are you referring to Kennedy (the drunken murderer), or Rockefeller (never had a fucking job)?

You voted for the most Euoropean bastard in the election. Don't hide you blatant eurocentricity - embrace it.

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hspder wrote:
doogie wrote:
Phil Angelides (aka Ears McGee): hspder's idea of a manly man. Endorsed my such communists as:

Senator
Barbara Boxer

Senator
Dianne Feinstein

House Leader
Nancy Pelosi

I honestly thought you would be incapable of such a childish, immature post. I'm sorry to see I was wrong. I am disappointed. Seriously.


You're disappointed in me? Seriously?
That's pathetic.

Was it the ears comment or the communist thing?

You have a fucked up sense of reality if you think Pelosi, Feinstein, and Boxer aren't communists. You are even more deluded if you thought it was below me to point it out.

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doogie, you're an idiot, and you obviously didn't do very much research.

Phil was a GREAT developer - he made millions (but we're talking low millions, not even tens of millions), but not hundreds of millions like Westly. Phil built sustainable communities that embrace environmentally friendly technologies - some of his deveopments are actually quite revolutionary, and have served as a model for other sustainable development.

Westly is a tool whose list of contributors is almost as short as his list of endorsements. He's DUMPING money into his campaign out of his own pocket in an attempt to buy his way into office - which, by the way, he has previously stated is only a "stepping stone to the oval office" for him. Steve is wishy-washy and weasely - the WOST KIND OF DEMOCRAT, the kind that conservatives love to talk shit about. I suspect that this is why you out of state neocons are so ardently in support of him.

Phil on the other hand is funded by over 26,000 contributors to his campaign, and over 50% of his contributions have come from donations of $50 or less - he's a real grassroots supported candidate. Phil is endorsed by California's police officers, firefighters, teachers, and labor unions. He's also endorsed by Pelosi, Boxer, and Feinstein, who are Democrats that were elected by a strong majority of voters, and are leaders that the people of California (at least in the case of boxer and feinstein) look to as staunch defenders of our state's interest.

Regarding public service, yes, the two of them have both been involved - one thing you forgot to mention was that Phil was CHAIRMAN of the California Democratic Party for some time, including 1992, where he helped mobilize over a MILLION NEW VOTERS to get Feinstein and Bill Clinton elected. Phil also has been State Treasurer since '99, and won in a solid victory, whereas Westly the weasel won his election by outspending his opponent 8 to 1 for a victory of about 60 votes.

I have nothing against a person earning money - that's fine. I also have nothing against someone using their personal fortune to run for office. But the WAY weasel, er westly has done it is pretty disgusting, and it's quite clear that his goals are only for power. Phil has a genuine desire to better our state and prepare us for the future. He is a man of vision, and is a very charismatic speaker - don't let the goofy ears fool you. As for athleticism, Phil happens to be a world class tennis player, and I'd put money on him vs Arnold OR Westly any day, ESPECIALLY vs Arnold - Phil has about a 5 inch height advantage.

One more thing: if you vote for a person based on how good looking they are or how "manly" you percieve them to be, you're a bigger idiot than I ever thought you were.

oh, and next time, don't spell my name with an "e" on the end. It's "Newsom". Stay the fuck outta California, and do us all a HUGE favor - convince the rest of your lousy polluted excuse for a state to secede: WE DONT FUCKING WANT YOU OR YOUR POLITICIANS.

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knewsom wrote:
doogie, you're an idiot, and you obviously didn't do very much research.


OK, hippie. I'll educate you.



Phil was a GREAT developer - he made millions (but we're talking low millions, not even tens of millions), but not hundreds of millions like Westly. Phil built sustainable communities that embrace environmentally friendly technologies - some of his deveopments are actually quite revolutionary, and have served as a model for other sustainable development.


Developments like Laguna West?

The San Luis Obispo Tribune,Sacramento Bee, the journal Town & Country Planning,the Landscape Architecture
News Digest for the American Society of Landscape Architects,The New York Times,and even the Sierra Club discribe it with words like pitiful,"classic urban sprawl", catastrophic failure, Magnificent Failure, and a California tragedy.

http://www.capitolweekly.net/...?article_id=614

"...Phil Angelides himself, who made his
millions paving over wetlands and perpetrating massive sprawl and traffic
gridlock as a developer, but now wants voters to believe he's God's gift to
His own creation."



Westly is a tool whose list of contributors is almost as short as his list of endorsements.


Partial List of Westly Endorsers*
Updated 03/18/06

Campaign Co-Chairs
Congresswoman Grace Napolitano
Congresswoman Diane Watson
State Senator Martha Escutia
State Senator Carole Migden
Herb Wesson, Councilmember, City of Los Angeles

Elected Officials
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) (ret.)
U.S. House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt (D-MO) (ret.)
Congressman Brad Sherman
Congressman Doug Bosco (ret.)
Congressman Tony Coelho (ret.)
President Pro Tempore, State Senate David Roberti (ret.)
State Senator Herschel Rosenthal (Ret.)
Assemblymember Ron Calderon
Assemblymember Joe Canciamilla
Assemblymember Ed Chavez
Assemblymember Ted Lieu
Assemblymember Barbara Matthews
Assemblymember Nicole Parra
Assmeblymember Ira Ruskin
Assemblymember Steve Clute (ret.)
Assemblymember John Dutra (ret.)
Assemblymember Richard Katz (ret.)
Assemblymember Fred Keeley (ret.)
Assemblymember Ted Lempert (ret.)
Assemblymember Rod Wright (ret.)
Conway Collis, Member, Board of Equalization (ret.)
Bevan Dufty, Supervisor, San Francisco County
Sean Elsbernd, Supervisor, San Francisco County
Richard Gordon, Supervisor, San Mateo County
Liz Kniss, Supervisor, Santa Clara County
Jerry O?Banion, Supervisor, Merced County
Dave Potter, Supervisor, Monterey County
Tim Smith, Supervisor, Sonoma County; and Former President, CSAC
Max Rodrigues, Supervisor, Madera County
Ruth Kessler, Supervisor, San Benito County (ret.)
Mike Nevin, Supervisor, San Mateo County (ret.)
Betty Chim, Commissioner, City of Torrance
Dennis Herrera, City Attorney, San Francisco
Larry Stone, Assessor, Santa Clara County
Doris Ward, Assessor, San Francisco County (ret.)
Dan Arguello, Mayor, City of Alhambra
Hugh Argumedo, Mayor, City of Commerce
Karen Avilla, Treasurer, City of Carson
Hugh Argumedo, Mayor, City of Commerce
Ian Bain, Councilmember, City of Redwood City
Edward Barela, Councilmember, City of Parlier
Victor Bello, Vice-Mayor, City of Bell
Gary Bosworth, Councilmember, City of Desert Hot Springs
Jim Burch, Councilmember, City of Palo Alto
Becky Campo, Councilmember, City of Patterson
Renee Chavez, Mayor, City of La Puente
Dean J. Chu, Councilmember and former Mayor, City of Sunnyvale
Jim Costello, Mayor, City of Pacific Grove
Mike Dages, Councilmember, City of Fresno
Jim Dear, Mayor, City of Carson
Dominic Dutra, Councilmember, City of Fremont
Kelly Fergusson, Councilmember, City of Menlo Park
Mike Ferreira, Councilmember, City of Half Moon Bay
Mario Gomez, Councilmember, City of Huntington Park
Barbara Green, Councilmember, City of Truckee
Isadore Hall, Councilmember, City of Compton
Mike Healy, Councilmember, City of Petaluma
Olden Henson, Councilmember, City of Hayward
Ben Hueso, Councilmember, City of San Diego
Michael Keegan, Councilmember, City of Hermosa Beach
Breene Kerr, Mayor, City of Los Altos Hills
Yoriko Kishimoto, Vice Mayor, City of Palo Alto
Judy Kleinberg, Mayor, City of Palo Alto
Laura Lee, Councilmember, City of Cerritos
Sue Lempert, Councilmember, City of San Mateo
Robert Livengood, Councilmember, City of Milpitas
Dennis Lujan, Councilmember, City of Selma
Thomas Martin, Mayor, City of Maywood
Louie Lujan, Councilmember, City of La Puente
Billy Nwoye, Councilmember, City of Altadena
Terry Nagel, Councilmember, City of Burlingame
Madison Nguyen, Councilmember, City of San Jose
Juan ?John? R. Noguez, Mayor, City of Huntington Park
Dan Nguyen-Tan, Councilmember, City of Chico
Ron Oden, Mayor, City of Palm Springs
Rosalie O'Mahony, Councilmember, City of Burlingame
Stephen Padilla, Mayor, City of Chula Vista
Greg Pettis, Mayor Pro Tem, Cathedral City
Will Pieper, Councilmember, City of Desert Hot Springs
Jeffrey Prang, Councilmember, City of West Hollywood
Rick Ramirez, Councilmember, City of Norwalk
A. Sepi Richardson, Mayor, City of Brisbane
David Roberts, Councilmember, City of Solana Beach
Marco Robles, Councilmember, City of Pomona
Ralph D. Rodriguez, Councilmember, City of La Palma
Elba Romo, Councilmember, City of Huntington Park
Juan Romo, Councilmember, City of Cudahy
Mark Rosen, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Garden Grove
Ricardo Sanchez, former Mayor, City of Lynwood
Dolly Sandoval, Councilmember, City of Cupertino
Greg Sellers, Councilmember, City of Morgan Hill; Former staff, Santa Clara County Open Space Authority
David M. Silva, Councilmember, City of Cudahy
Tony Spitaleri, Councilmember, City of Palo Alto; President, Palo Alto Firefighters Union (ret.)
Paul Tanaka, Mayor, City of Gardena; Assistant Sheriff, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Toni Taylor, Vice Mayor, City of Half Moon Bay
Leticia Vasquez, Mayor, City of Lynwood
Albert Vera, Councilmember, Culver City
Larry L. Waldie, Former Mayor, City of Walnut; Undersheriff, Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department
David Weinsoff, Councilmember, City of Fairfax; Environmental plaintiffs? attorney
Hope Withkowsky, Councilmember, City of Torrance
Ken Yeager, Councilmember, City of San Jose
Patty Davis, Councilmember, City of Chula Vista (ret.)
Jerry Estruth, Councilman, City of San Jose (ret.); Founding Chair, Silicon Valley Land Trust
Janet Gray Hayes, Mayor, City of San Jose (ret.)
Ric Loya, Mayor, City of Huntington Park (ret.)
Henry Manayan, Mayor, City of Milipitas (ret.)
Tomas R. Martin, Mayor, City of Maywood (ret.)
Dan Nguyen-Tan, Councilmember, City of Chico (ret.)
Gail Slocum, Mayor, City of Menlo Park (ret.)
Jim Thurber, Mayor, City of Los Altos (ret.)
Manuel Valerio, Mayor, City of Sunnyvale (ret.)

Education Leaders
Felipe E. Agredano-Lozano, Vice-President, Garvey Board of Education
Carmen Avalos, Trustee, Cerritos College Board of Trustees
Stephen Cassidy, Trustee, San Leandro Unified School District
Joel Estrada, Trustee, Compton Unified School District
Donald Kennedy, President Emeritus, Stanford University; Editor-in-Chief, Science Magazine; Former Board member, California Nature Conservancy
Victor King, Trustee, Glendale Community College; Legal Counsel, Cal State LA
Michael Kitzes, Trustee, Vacaville School Board
Lori Livingston, Trustee, Woodside Elementary School District
Marcelino A. Lopez, Trustee, Ravenswood City School District
Michael Menesini, Vice President, Martinez Unified School District School Board
Phyllis Moore, Trustee, San Mateo-Foster City School District
Alfonso Morales, Member, Lynwood Unified School District
Dave Pine, Trustee, Burlingame School District; President of the San Mateo County School Boards Association; Member, San Mateo County Central Committee
Hal Plotkin, Trustee, Foothill DeAnza Community College District
Thomasina Reed, Inglewood School Board, President (ret.)
Gina Ramirez, Board of Education Member, Little Lake City
David Siegrist, Trustee, Rio Hondo Community College Board (ret.)
Jose Luis Solache, Vice President, Lynwood School District

Public Safety
Association of Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriffs
Bell Gardens Police Officers Association
California Organization of Police and Sheriffs
California Police Chiefs Association
Deputy Sheriffs? Association of San Diego County
Gardena Police Officers Association
Merced Deputy Sheriffs Association
Monterey Airport Police Officers Association
Orange County Professional Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 3631
Tulare County Corrections Officers Association
Orange County Coalition of Police and Sheriffs

Chief Bill Brown, Immediate Past President, California Police Chiefs Association
Chief Bruce Hagerty, Board member, California Police Chiefs Association
D. O. ?Spike? Helmick, Retired Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol
Chief Ron Ingels, Retired Police Chief, City of La Verne
Roosevelt Johnson, President, Black Police Officers Association of Los Angeles County
Chief Daniel Ortega, Board member, California Police Chiefs Association
Douglas E. Shur, President, Los Angeles Asian employee organization; Police Captain, City of Los Angeles Police Department
Paul Tanaka, Mayor, City of Gardena; Assistant Sheriff, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Larry L. Waldie, Former Mayor, City of Walnut; Undersheriff, Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department
Chief Garrett Zimmon, Board member, California Police Chiefs Association


Latino Community Leaders Jorge Acosta, Executive Director; Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children?s Services
Robert Rios, Project Manager; National Association for Hispanic Elderly
Jared Rivera, Community Organizer; LA Voice
Janett Sanchez, President; Lynwood Latino Coalition
Kari Anne Tow, Director of Development; Teach for America ? Los Angeles
Eduardo Santana, Developer; Forest City Enterprises
Maria E. Becerra, Business Owner; Mebecerra Business Services


African American Community Leaders
Howard Bingham, City Club
?Sweet Alice? Harris, Executive Director of Parents of Watts
Commissioner John Frierson, Los Angeles Department of Transportation; Board member, New Frontier Democratic Club
Ronnie Lott, Football Hall of Famer and Venture Capitalist

Church Leaders
Reverend Waymon Baker, Baptist Minister
Bishop H. Hartford Brookins, African Methodist Episcopal Church
Reverend Robert Holt, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Minister
Reverend Cecil ?Chip? Murray, African Methodist Episcopal Church Minister
Reverend Tony Pierce, AME Zion Minister

LGBT Community Leaders
Steven Afriat, Afriat Consulting Group
L.J. Carusone, Founder, Marriage Equality California
Bruce Cohen, Producer, Member, Access Now for Gay and Lesbian Equality (ANGLE)
Norman Chramoff, Immediate Past Political Vice President, LA Stonewall Democratic Club
Bonnie Curtis, Producer
Donald DeLuccio, President, West Hollywood Democratic Club
Shelley Freeman, Civic Leader
Dean Hansell, Managing Partner, LeBeouf, Lamb, Greene, and MacRae; Co-Chair, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center Board of Directors
Rick Hauptman, Harvey Milk Democratic Club
Laurette Healey, Board Member, Access Now for Gay and Lesbian Equality (ANGLE)
Yashar Hedayat, Board Member, Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
Michelle Jackino, Senior Vice-President, Warner Brothers Pictures
Lorri Jean, CEO, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center
Derek Jentzsch, Community Leader, No On Knight
Jim Johnson, Chair, GLSEN National Board of Directors
Phil Kleweno, President and CEO, Teleflora Inc; Co-Chair, GLAAD Board of Directors
Rich Kowalewski, Past Co-Chair, Alice B. Toklas Gay and Lesbian Democratic Club
Kathy Levinson, former President & COO, E*Trade
Bob Nelson, San Diego Democratic Club
Zoon Nguyen, former Director of External Affairs, PacBell
Robert E. Oakes, former San Francisco Director, Office of Governor Gray Davis
Alan Uphold, Co-Chair, Board of Governors, Human Rights Campaign
Clark Williams, Board Member, Silicon Valley LGBT Democratic Club
Daniel Yost, Founding Member, San Mateo LGBT Democratic Club

Environmental Leaders
Sierra Club, California
Stephen Bantillo, Board member, National Recycling Coalition
Jayne Battey, Environmental Entrepreneurs; Co-founder & President, Essex Environmental
Eileen Beaudry, Former Board member, Santa Cruz Rail to Trail
Rhonda Berry, CEO & President, Our City Forest
T. Hale Boggs, Environmental Entrepreneurs
Betsy Butler, Environmental advocate and Democratic activist
Jim Caldwell, CEO, E3 Regenesis
Pete Carrillo, Elected board member, Santa Clara County Open Space District
Rob Caughlin, Co-founder, Friends of the River; Board Member (ret.), Surfrider; Board Member, Planning & Conservation League
Jim Caviola, President and Co-Founder, Trees for Seal Beach
David Coglizer, Former Board member, League to Save Lake Tahoe
Donna Cotner, Co-founder, West Valley Citizens? Air Watch
Catherine Cox, Water Conservation Associate, Santa Clara Valley Water District
Mary Davey, Elected Trustee & Former President, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Jon Elliott, President, Touchstone Environmental; Former Regulatory Counsel, TURN
Tal Finney, Executive Committee, Environmental Section of the CA State Bar; Former Dictor of the Governor Davis? Office of Planning and Research
Pat Flinn, Former Counsel, Mono Lake Committee & National Audubon Society
Lorena Gonzalez Bradford, Environmental attorney; San Diego Coastkeeper and Surfrider Foundation
Garrett Gruener, Environmental Entrepreneurs
Jeremy Hallisey, Board member, California Coastal Conservancy
Laurette Healy
Lois Crozier Hogle, Co-founder, Committee for Green Foothills
Chris Kelley, Former Assistant to the President, Stanford Environmental Law Society
Steve Kirsch, Chair, Steven and Michele Kirsch Foundation
Chip Koch, Environmental Entrepreneurs; President, Essex Environmental
Skip Lacaze, Board member, Californians Against Waste; Former President, Northern California Recycling Association
Craig Lewis, Leader, Van Nuys Canyon and the Canyon Coalition; Patron, John Muir Society
Noelle Leca, Environmental Entrepreneurs
Michael Morazadeh, Environmental Entrepreneurs
John Mracek, Co-founder, West Valley Citizens Air Watch
Bruce Olszewski, CEO, Center for the Development of Recycling
Susan Packard Orr, Chair, David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Joanne Pasternak, Part President, Santa Clara Environmental Law Society
Tony Pritzker, Former President and ?Walk the Talk? Award Recipient, Heal the Bay
Rafael Reyes, Environmental advocate
Norman Riley, Former Chief of Enforcement, CA Department of Toxic Substances Control
Lennie Roberts, Committee for Green Foothills; Co-founder, Regional Open Space District
Cindy Rubin, Board member, Greenbelt Alliance; Board member, Committee for Green Foothills
Bill Russell-Shapiro, President, League to Save Lake Tahoe; Former board member, California League of Conservation Voters; Former board member, San Francisco Tomorrow; Owner, Mad Will?s Food Company
Charlie Stringer
Ron Swenson, Former Board Member, American Solar Energy Society; Solar entrepreneur
Joy Tang, Founder, oneVillage Foundation; Former Fellow for Community Development, Cisco
Terry Trumbull, Former Chair, CA Integrated Waste Management Board
Chris Vargas, Chair, Los Altos Hills Pathways Committee

Labor
California Association of Professional Scientists
Communication Workers of America

Steve Alari, California State Employee Association, SEIU Local 1000
Luther Jackson, Executive Officer, San Jose Newspaper Guild
Alan Lee, AFSCME
Tom Napoli, Former President, California Association of Professional Scientists
Darren Parker, CWA, CDP Regional Director
Chuck Valdes, CalPERS Board

Party Leaders
Cabrillo College Democrats
Sacramento Stonewall Democratic Club
Bill Bien, Treasurer, CDP Business and Professional Caucus
Alice Bulos, Founder, Filipino-American Grassroots Political Movement
Regina Carey, Marin County Central Committee
Ray Cordova, former CDP Regional Chair
Robert DeVries, Member San Diego County Central Committee
Maria Geluz, Co-chair, California Democratic Leadership Network (CDLN)
Paul Gilbert, Member, Democracy for America and SoCal Grassroots, Orange County
Brigette Hunley, Vice Chair, CDP Computer & Internet Caucus
Ro Khanna, Chair, DCCC Indo American Council
Andrew Lachman, Founder, Stonewall Young Democrats
Donna Patterson, Chair, Stanislaus County Democratic Central Committee
Christopher Prevatt, Chair, Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club
Gary Robbins, Vice Chair, Stanislaus County Democratic Central Committee
Todd Ogle, Activist, CDP Region 7
Anne Mack, Member, Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee
Teena Ferris Miller, Secretary, Irish American Caucus
Inman Moore, President, Arroyo Democratic Club
Carmen O. Perez, former DNC Vice Chair
Antonio Salazar-Hobson, CDP Controller (ret.)
Randall Stone, Chair, Democratic Action Club of Chico
Larry S. Tract, Sacramento County Central Committee and 10th AD (ret.)

Business Leaders
California Small Business Association
Faraj Aalaei, CEO, Centillium Communications
David Adams, Managing Director, Rocket Ventures
David Ai, Chief Advisor, Hitachi Corporate VC
Isaac (Yitz) Applebaum, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Greg Avis, Founding Partner, Summit Partners
Jim Baer, Principal, Premier Properties
Hank Barry, Partner, Hummer Winbald Venture Partners
Eric Benhamou, Chairman, 3Com & Palm; Chairman & CEO, Benhamou Global Venture
Denise Brosseau, CEO, Showcase Technology, Founder, Forum for Women Entreprenaurs
John Bryson, Chairman, Southern California Edison
Maurice Bizzarri, Principal, Venta Via
Dr. Bill Burke, President, LA Marathon; Board member, Air Quality Management District
Dennise Carter, President, Carter/McNulty
Mark Chandler, General Counsel, Cisco Systems
Mike Charlson, Partner, Heller Ehrman
Ken Coleman, Chairman & CEO, ITM Software
Gordon Davidson, Attorney
Dr. Aart de Geus, Chair & CEO, Synopsys; Past Chair, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Jorge Del Calvo, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop
Gary Dillabough Vice President, eBay
Donna Dubinsky, CEO, Numenta Inc.
E. David Ellington, Lawyer & Entrepreneur; Founder, NetNoir
Douglas Galen, Senior Vice President, Shutterfly
Russ Garber, MS&E, Stanford University
Charles Geschke, Chairman, Adobe Systems
Eric Greenberg, President and CEO, Innovation Investments LLC
Chris Greene, President & CEO, Greene Engineers
Ken Hausman, Managing Director, Mirador Capital
Dr. Kamil Hasan, General Partner, Hitek Venture Partners
Talat Hasan, India Community Center
Doug Hickey, Partner, Hummer Winbald Venture Partners
Sandy Herz, Former Executive Director, Holbrook & company
Peter L. Holbrook, Managing Director, Holbrook & Company
Harry Kellogg, Vice Chairman, Silicon Valley Bank
Sridar Iyengar, President, The Indus Entrepreneurs
Karla Jurvetson, M.D.
Deepak Kamra, General Partner, Canaan Partners
Vinod Khosla, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Steve Kirsch, Chairman, Propel Software Corporation
Dr. Hsing Kung, Senior Vice President, Opnext
Dave Labuda, CEO, Propel Software
Atam Lalchandani, Senior Advisor, Odyssey Telecorp
Chris Larsen, Chairman and Founder, E-Loan, Inc.
Erik Lassila, Managing Director, Clearstone Venture Partners
Anthony Lee, General Partner, Altos Ventures
Gordon Lee, President, Aviva Communications
Pascal Levensohn, Founder & Managing Director, Levenshon Venture Partners
Kathy Levinson, former President & COO, E*Trade
Dr. Ted Love, President & CEO, Nuvelo
John Luongo, former Chairman and CEO, The Vantive Corportation
Phil Mahoney, EVP Partner, Cornish & Carey Commercial
Henry Manayan, Esq., President, U.S. Operations, Culturecon Holdings, Ltd.
Alan Mendelson, Sr. Partner, Latham & Watkins
Brad Mindlin, President, Mindlin Real Estate Group
Manou Mobedshahi, President, Mobedshahi Group
Michael Moradzadeh, Retire, Intel
John Morgridge, Chairman, Cisco
Mike Nevens, Retired Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company Global High Tech Practice
Tina Nova, President and CEO of Genoptix, Inc.
Pierre Omidyar, Founder & Chairman, eBay; CEO, Omidyar network
Mike Orsak, Co-founder & General Partner, Worldview Technology Partners
John Ouren, Former Senior Vice President, Digital Impact
Robert E. Patterson, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey
Gil Penchina, Vice President, eBay
David Quinlivan, Managing Director, Saints
Tony Ressler, Managing Partner, Ares Management LLC
Mark Ritchie, CEO, Ritchie & Ritchie
John Roos, CEO, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Harry Saal, Chairman, The Technical Committee
Robert Saldich, Retired CEO, Raychem Corp.
Ted Schlein, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Jessie Singh, President & CEO, BJS Group
Craig Tighe, Partner, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary
Eric Tilenius, Managing Partner, Tilenius Ventures
David Tsang, General Partner, Acorn Campus
Vishal Verma, Partner, Edgewood Ventures
Chester Wang, General Partner, Acorn Campus
Casey Wasserman, Executive, WMG LLG
Dan Weinstein, Partner, Wetherly Capital Group
Alex Witherill, Director, CSFB
David Zinman, Sr. Vice President, Zinio Systems

Other
Bob Carlson, Board Member, CALPERS

* Titles are for identification purposes only



He's DUMPING money into his campaign out of his own pocket in an attempt to buy his way into office - which, by the way, he has previously stated is only a "stepping stone to the oval office" for him.


You'd prefer that he was beholden to big business like Angelides is?


Steve is wishy-washy and weasely - the WOST KIND OF DEMOCRAT, the kind that conservatives love to talk shit about. I suspect that this is why you out of state neocons are so ardently in support of him.


Arnold is going to kick the crap out of either of them. As a conservative, it would be more entertaining to watch him kick the crap out of a pussy liberal like Angelides with the nomination of the Democratic party.


Phil on the other hand is funded by over 26,000 contributors to his campaign, and over 50% of his contributions have come from donations of $50 or less - he's a real grassroots supported candidate.


Oh, you are a dumbass.

Angelo Tsakopoulos, who is Sacramento's most prominent real estate developer, has donated $3.75 million. His daughter has kicked in another $1.25 million.

Forty percent of his contributors are real estate developers. I'm sure they don't expect anything for their money.



Phil is endorsed by California's police officers, firefighters, teachers, and labor unions.


By SOME of California's police, firefighters, teachers, and labor unions. See above.



He's also endorsed by Pelosi, Boxer, and Feinstein, who are Democrats that were elected by a strong majority of voters, and are leaders that the people of California (at least in the case of boxer and feinstein) look to as staunch defenders of our state's interest.


I'm laughing too hard to really respond to that. Using Pelosi, Boxer, and Feinstein as endorsements....that's just precious.



Regarding public service, yes, the two of them have both been involved - one thing you forgot to mention was that Phil was CHAIRMAN of the California Democratic Party for some time, including 1992, where he helped mobilize over a MILLION NEW VOTERS to get Feinstein and Bill Clinton elected.


Working as the Chairman of the Democratic party is not public service. I didn't mention that Westly held positions in the Democratic Party, including Vice-Chair, and has been a Democratic National Committee member for over 20 years.

As far as getting Clinton and Feinstein elected, that's just a shame.


Phil also has been State Treasurer since '99, and won in a solid victory, whereas Westly the weasel won his election by outspending his opponent 8 to 1 for a victory of about 60 votes.


Phil didn't get a majority in his re-election, and only won by about 9%.



I have nothing against a person earning money - that's fine. I also have nothing against someone using their personal fortune to run for office. But the WAY weasel, er westly has done it is pretty disgusting, and it's quite clear that his goals are only for power.


Those three sentences don't add up to anything. What is disgusting about the way he has spent his OWN money to campaign? Why is it clear that his goals are only for power? Why is he running ahead of Angelides? Are you and hspdr just that much smarter than the rest of the Dems in California?



One more thing: if you vote for a person based on how good looking they are or how "manly" you percieve them to be, you're a bigger idiot than I ever thought you were.


Douchebag. hspdr, being the brainiac that he is, brought up looks:

"He also looks like if Arnold breathes in his general direction, he will be thrown back 100 yards (look at his picture and you'll see what I mean)."




oh, and next time, don't spell my name with an "e" on the end. It's "Newsom". Stay the fuck outta California, and do us all a HUGE favor - convince the rest of your lousy polluted excuse for a state to secede: WE DONT FUCKING WANT YOU OR YOUR POLITICIANS.


It's actually "knewsom". How did YOU get that wrong? I went to law school in California. I left as quickly as I could.
What a nasty shithole.

When the big one hits sending you and your ilk sliding into the sea, you won't be missed.

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Headhunter
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knewsom wrote:
doogie, you're an idiot, and you obviously didn't do very much research.

Phil was a GREAT developer - he made millions (but we're talking low millions, not even tens of millions), but not hundreds of millions like Westly. Phil built sustainable communities that embrace environmentally friendly technologies - some of his deveopments are actually quite revolutionary, and have served as a model for other sustainable development.

Westly is a tool whose list of contributors is almost as short as his list of endorsements. He's DUMPING money into his campaign out of his own pocket in an attempt to buy his way into office - which, by the way, he has previously stated is only a "stepping stone to the oval office" for him. Steve is wishy-washy and weasely - the WOST KIND OF DEMOCRAT, the kind that conservatives love to talk shit about. I suspect that this is why you out of state neocons are so ardently in support of him.

Phil on the other hand is funded by over 26,000 contributors to his campaign, and over 50% of his contributions have come from donations of $50 or less - he's a real grassroots supported candidate. Phil is endorsed by California's police officers, firefighters, teachers, and labor unions. He's also endorsed by Pelosi, Boxer, and Feinstein, who are Democrats that were elected by a strong majority of voters, and are leaders that the people of California (at least in the case of boxer and feinstein) look to as staunch defenders of our state's interest.

Regarding public service, yes, the two of them have both been involved - one thing you forgot to mention was that Phil was CHAIRMAN of the California Democratic Party for some time, including 1992, where he helped mobilize over a MILLION NEW VOTERS to get Feinstein and Bill Clinton elected. Phil also has been State Treasurer since '99, and won in a solid victory, whereas Westly the weasel won his election by outspending his opponent 8 to 1 for a victory of about 60 votes.

I have nothing against a person earning money - that's fine. I also have nothing against someone using their personal fortune to run for office. But the WAY weasel, er westly has done it is pretty disgusting, and it's quite clear that his goals are only for power. Phil has a genuine desire to better our state and prepare us for the future. He is a man of vision, and is a very charismatic speaker - don't let the goofy ears fool you. As for athleticism, Phil happens to be a world class tennis player, and I'd put money on him vs Arnold OR Westly any day, ESPECIALLY vs Arnold - Phil has about a 5 inch height advantage.

One more thing: if you vote for a person based on how good looking they are or how "manly" you percieve them to be, you're a bigger idiot than I ever thought you were.

oh, and next time, don't spell my name with an "e" on the end. It's "Newsom". Stay the fuck outta California, and do us all a HUGE favor - convince the rest of your lousy polluted excuse for a state to secede: WE DONT FUCKING WANT YOU OR YOUR POLITICIANS.


The libs are unravelling fast under the onslaught of Reason. I predicted something like this a while back, somewhere. :)

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hspder wrote:
thunderbolt23 wrote:
Hspder, there seems like there is something more to your dislike of Westly - what is it?


You haven't been seeing the ads here. You didn't watch the debate. You also haven't talked to people that actually knew him.

If you had, you'd know the answer to that question.


I bolded my question for your convenience - the entire point of my post was to inquire about what was really going on, as I am not a Californian. Your concerns over Westly seem to be mostly superficial and I wanted to know what it was about Westly that really made you consider voting for Arnold.

I wasn't suggesting you were wrong - just that I thought you needed to explain more.

You started the thread, I just asked a clarifying question. No need for the hissy fit, professor.

I realize you prefer an echo chamber, but some of us out yonder in the real world might a) disagree with you, or b) ask more questions on what you really think. I offered the latter - no more, no less. Most oberservers here are going to be non-Californians - you should have been expecting a few questions.

Just ask yourself this: having lost the Democratic nomination to Phil, why does he keep running, knowing that his petty accusations are benefiting Arnold most of all?


Well, who knows - perhaps out of conscience. Maybe he thinks he can really win. From the brief bits I read, Westly considers himself an anti-establishment candidate for his party, and anti-establishment guys tend not to wear the bridle too well from the party mandarins, as he considers them to be part of the problem he wants to fix.

Sounds to me that you are upset that he won't bow out and you fear he will split the vote.

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doogie wrote:
Phil Angelides (aka Ears McGee): hspder's idea of a manly man. Endorsed my such communists as:

Senator
Barbara Boxer


Senator
Dianne Feinstein



House Leader
Nancy Pelosi



You have a communist party in the US? And they have won seats in the senate?

And this wasn't on the news?

My, my, what IS this world coming to?

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Headhunter
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Wreckless wrote:
doogie wrote:
Phil Angelides (aka Ears McGee): hspder's idea of a manly man. Endorsed my such communists as:

Senator
Barbara Boxer


Senator
Dianne Feinstein



House Leader
Nancy Pelosi



You have a communist party in the US? And they have won seats in the senate?

And this wasn't on the news?

My, my, what IS this world coming to?


Guess you haven't been keeping up with current events.

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thunderbolt23 wrote:
I wasn't suggesting you were wrong - just that I thought you needed to explain more.

You started the thread, I just asked a clarifying question. No need for the hissy fit, professor.


True. And I'm sorry for snapping at you, since you didn't deserve that. I read too much into your question...

I believe knewsom covered a lot of terrain about the two candidates, but honestly, you'd really need to see and hear them both to understand my point of view; what politicians say, write or what is in their public record can be a whole marketing ploy. In order to know what is REALLY in the mind, and have a pretty good idea of how they are going to behave once in office, you have to try and pick on every expression, every inflection, and try to find out from people that actually know them how they are like in real life. So unfortunately I can't really give you a better answer than I did.

I really don't expect to change your mind with the above -- it is far from a rational, scientific explanation -- but fortunately the people who can vote for this election will be able to see and hear them -- preferably live, and see what I'm talking about.

thunderbolt23 wrote:
I realize you prefer an echo chamber, but some of us out yonder in the real world might a) disagree with you, or b) ask more questions on what you really think. I offered the latter - no more, no less. Most oberservers here are going to be non-Californians - you should have been expecting a few questions.


Again, I'm sorry I snapped at you. I just extrapolated on the attitude of other responses and misread you.

Yes, I was expecting questions. I was trying to prod and ignite a discussion, and, honestly, except for you and knewsom, it went immediately down the toilet -- which speaks volumes.

thunderbolt23 wrote:
Well, who knows - perhaps out of conscience. Maybe he thinks he can really win. From the brief bits I read, Westly considers himself an anti-establishment candidate for his party, and anti-establishment guys tend not to wear the bridle too well from the party mandarins, as he considers them to be part of the problem he wants to fix.


I know that's what he's selling. And I bought it for a while, I really did. But after digging a little deeper into his Stanford record and seeing him in action... I quickly changed my mind. It's just a front.

thunderbolt23 wrote:
Sounds to me that you are upset that he won't bow out and you fear he will split the vote.


Of course I am and I do. Can you blame me?

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rainjack wrote:
Are you referring to Kennedy (the drunken murderer), or Rockefeller (never had a fucking job)?


Did you ever see me defend them? Why do you keep bringing them up? Are they up for some election somewhere I am to vote on?

rainjack wrote:
You voted for the most Euoropean bastard in the election. Don't hide you blatant eurocentricity - embrace it.


"most European bastard"? Wow, I didn't know you were so pissed off at him... What did he do to you? I'm curious (and don't take this as a backhanded question -- I HONESTLY am curious to know why you seem to dislike Arnold so much these days)?

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Doogs:

My first initial is "K". Hence, "KNewsom".



now where were we. Ah yes, the candidates.

A 9% win is a HUGE margin compared to sixty votes.

Most people in Cali are THRILLED that Feinstein and Clinton were elected in 92.

Angelo Tsakopoulous is a close freind of Phil's - of COURSE he's going to donate money. And as for your insinuation that Phil is some sort of corrup developer, every single time there has been a remote possibility of a conflict of interest during his term as Treasurer, he has vacated the room. EVERY SINGLE TIME.

Phil has REPEATEDLY beaten Arnold in the polls. Westly has too, but more often than not by smaller margins than Phil. Your assertion that he's going to "kick the crap" out of either of them is entirely off base. The people of California are PISSED at Arnold - he's not exacly an ideal governor, of haven't you been keeping up with current events?

Also, when Arnold was elected, Westly was outspoken in his support for him, and the IMMENSE DEFECIT he wanted to and did ring up. Phil, however, was ardently opposed to the defecit spending of the current administration.

I'm sorry but have you SEEN Phil's endorsement list? Sure Westly's looks kinda impressive, that is, until you hold it up next to Phils, which includes MOST of California's firefighters, police officers, teachers, and labor unions. Since you probably haven't seen it, here it is:

Campaign Co-Chairs
Young Democratic Organizations/Leaders
United States Senator Dianne Feinstein
United States Senator Barbara Boxer
United States House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the California State Assembly Fabian N??ez

Elected Officials
Congressman Joe Baca
Congressman Xavier Becerra
Congresswoman Lois Capps
Congressman Dennis Cardoza
Congressman Jim Costa
Congresswoman Anna Eshoo
Congressman Sam Farr
Congressman Robert Filner
Congressman Mike Honda
Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren
Congresswoman Doris Matsui
Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald
Congressman George Miller
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard
Congresswoman Linda Sanchez
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez
Congressman Adam Schiff
Congresswoman Hilda Solis
Congressman Pete Stark
Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher
Congressman Mike Thompson
Congresswoman Maxine Waters
Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey

State Senator Richard Alarc?n
State Senator Gil Cedillo
State Senator Wes Chesbro
State Senator Denise Moreno Ducheny
State Senator Joe Dunn
State Senator Dean Florez
State Senator Christine Kehoe
State Senator Elaine Kontominas Alquist
State Senator Sheila Kuehl
State Senator Alan Lowenthal
State Senator Michael Machado
State Senator Kevin Murray
State Senator Gloria Romero
State Senator Nell Soto
State Senator Edward Vincent
Assemblymember Joe Baca, Jr.
Assemblymember Karen Bass
Assemblymember Patty Berg
Assemblymember Wilma Chan
Assemblymember Mervyn Dymally
Assemblymember Noreen Evans
Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg
Assemblymember Loni Hancock
Assemblymember Jerome Horton
Assemblymember Dave Jones
Assemblymember Betty Karnette
Assemblymember Johan Klehs
Assemblymember Paul Koretz
Assemblymember John Laird
Assemblymember Mark Leno
Assemblymember Lloyd Levine
Assemblymember Sally Lieber
Assemblymember Gloria Negrete-McLeod
Assemblymember Gene Mullin
Assemblymember Mark Ridley-Thomas
Assemblymember Lori Saldana
Assemblymember Simon Salinas
Assemblymember Alberto Torrico
Assemblymember Lois Wolk
Assemblymember Leland Yee
Former State Senate President Pro Tem John Burton
Former Assemblymember Thomas Hannigan
Former State Senator Byron Sher
Former Assemblymember Darrell Steinberg
Former Assemblymember Patricia Wiggins

Blanca Alvarado, Supervisor, Santa Clara County
Tom Ammiano, Supervisor, City and County of San Francisco
Shirley Bianchi, Supervisor, San Luis Obispo County
Salud Carbajal, Supervisor, Santa Barbara County
Victor Carrillo, Supervisor, Imperial County
Illa Collin, Supervisor, Sacramento County
Tom Daly, Clerk/Recorder, Orange County
Mark DeSaulnier, Supervisor, Contra Costa County
Roger Dickinson, Supervisor, Sacramento County
John Flynn, Supervisor, Ventura County
John Gioia, Supervisor, Contra Costa County
Federal Glover, Supervisor, Contra Costa County
Rose Jacobs Gibson, Supervisor, San Mateo County
Duane Kromm, Supervisor, Solano County
Fiona Ma, Supervisor, City and County of San Francisco
Paolo Maffei, Supervisor, Tuolumne County
Sophie Maxwell, Supervisor, City and County of San Francisco
Charles McGlashan, Supervisor, Marin County
Michael McGowan, Supervisor, Yolo County
Pete McHugh, Supervisor, Santa Clara County
Nate Miley, Supervisor, Alameda County
Gloria Molina, Supervisor, Los Angeles County
Don Nottoli, Supervisor, Sacramento County
Aaron Peskin, Board President, City and County of San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Susan Rose, Supervisor, Santa Barbara County
Bill Santucci, Supervisor, Placer County
Gere Sibbach, Auditor-Controller, San Luis Obispo County
Frank Sieferman, Jr., Supervisor, Yolo County
Kendall Smith, Supervisor, Mendocino County
Mark Stone, Supervisor, Santa Cruz County
Helen Thomson, Supervisor, Yolo County
John Vasquez, Supervisor, Solano County
John Woolley, Supervisor, Humboldt County
Mardi Wormhoudt, Supervisor, Santa Cruz County
Mariko Yamada, Supervisor, Yolo County
Jim Gonzalez, Former Supervisor, City and County of San Francisco
Barbara McIver, Former Supervisor, Tehama County
Dianne McKenna, Former Supervisor, Santa Clara County
Naomi Schwartz, Former Superivisor, Santa Barbara County

Larry Agran, Councilmember, City of Irvine
Jim Aldinger, Councilmember, City of Manhattan Beach
Irma Anderson, Mayor, City of Richmond
Max Anderson, Councilmember, City of Berkeley
Harry Armstrong, Councilmember, City of Clovis
Toni Atkins, Councilmember, City of San Diego
Sharon Barovsky, Councilmember, City of Malibu
Tom Bates, Mayor, City of Berkeley
Tom Bartee, Councilmember, City of Vallejo
Christina Billeci, Vice Mayor, City of Marysville
Marty Blum, Mayor, City of Santa Barbara
Tom Boyajian, Councilmember, City of Fresno
Wanda Brown, Treasurer, City of Inglewood
Jane Brunner, Councilmember, City of Oakland
Irma Carson, Councilmember, City of Bakersfield
Pablo Catano, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Hawthorne
Richard Chavez, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Anaheim
Steve Cohn, Councilmember, City of Sacramento
George Cole, Councilmember, City of Bell
Maria Antonieta Contreras, City Treasurer, City of Baldwin Park
Ken Cooley, Councilmember, City of Rancho Cordova
Jim Dear, Mayor, City of Carson
Roosevelt Dorn, Mayor, City of Inglewood
Carmen Durazo, Councilmember, City of Calexico
Mark Egerman, Former Mayor, City of Beverly Hills
Jane Egly, Councilmember, City of Laguna Beach
Jan Epstein, Councilmember, City of San Mateo
Rose Espinoza, Councilmember, City of La Habra
Iya Falcone, Councilmember, City of Santa Barbara
Heather Fargo, Mayor, City of Sacramento
Marilyn Farley, Councilmember, City of Fairfield
Katrina Foley, Councilmember, City of Costa Mesa
Robert Fong, Councilmember, City of Sacramento
Ralph Franklin, Councilmember, City of Inglewood
Lorri Gallaway, Councilmember, City of Anaheim
Marlen Garcia, Councilmember, City of Baldwin Park
Mike Gipson, Councilmember, City of Carson
Victor Gordo, Councilmember, City of Pasadena
Sue Greenwald, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Davis
Harmony Groves, Councilmember, City of Arcata
Janice Hahn, Councilmember, City of Los Angeles
Isadore Hall, III, Councilmember, City of Compton
Pat Hammers, City Clerk, Cathedral City
Lauren Hammond, Councilmember, City of Sacramento
Dan Harden, Councilmember, City of LaVerne
Michael Harris, Councilmember, City of Pleasant Hill
Michael Harrison, Former Mayor, City of Calabasas
Roger Hernandez, Councilmember, City of West Covina
Chris Holden, Councilmember, City of Pasadena
Roger Horton, Councilmember, City of Santa Barbara
Kerri Howell, Councilmember, City of Folsom
Bonnie Hurlhey, Vice Mayor, City of Shasta Lake
Meline Juarez, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Covina
Sukhee Kang, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Irvine
Kenneth Kearsley, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Malibu
Janice Keller, Councilmember, City of Lompoc
Otto Lee, Vice Mayor, City of Sunnyvale
Linda LeZotte, Councilmember, City of San Jose
Chi-Wei Lin, Mayor, City of Trinidad
Victor Lopez, Mayor, City of Orange Cove
Bonnie Lowenthal, Councilmember, City of Long Beach
Louie Lujan, Mayor, City of La Puente
Laura Macias, Councilmember, City of Mountain View
Nury Martinez, Mayor Pro Tem, City of San Fernando
Frank Matarrese, Councilmember, City of Alameda
Mary Sue Maurer, Councilmember, City of Calabasas
Kevin McCarty, Councilmember, City of Sacramento
Jamie McLeod, Councilmember, City of Santa Clara
Leonard McNeil, Councilmember, City of San Pablo
Lisa Moore, Councilmember, City of Cotati
Carl Morehouse, Mayor, City of Ventura
Peter Murray, Councilmember, City of Pinole
Nancy Nadel, Councilmember, City of Oakland
Roberto Ocampo, Councilmember, City of Salinas
Ron Oden, Mayor, City of Palm Springs
Bonnie Pannell, Councilmember, City of Sacramento
Ana Ventura Phares, Councilmember, City of Watsonville
Lee Pierce, Councilmember, City of Santa Rosa
Pamela Pitts, Former Councilmember, City of Vallejo
Anthony Portantino, Mayor, City of La Canada Flintridge
Iris Pygatt, Treasurer, City of Lynwood
Steve Rabinowitsh, Councilmember, City of Santa Rosa
Gwen Regalia, Councilmember, City of Walnut Creek
Larry Reid, Councilmember, City of Oakland
Antonio Rivas, Mayor, City of Watsonville
Marco Robles, Councilmember, City of Pomona
Mari Rodin, Councilmember, City of Ukiah
Mike Rotkin, Councilmember, City of Santa Cruz
Julie Ruiz-Raber, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Carson
Sedalia Sanders, Councilmember, City of El Centro
Elito Santarina, Councilmember, City of Carson
John Sawyer, Councilmember, City of Santa Rosa
Don Saylor, Councilmember, City of Davis
Joanne Schivley, Former Vice Mayor, City of Vallejo
Helene Schneider, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Santa Barbara
Jonathan Sharkey, Councilmember, City of Port Hueneme
Sandy Sheedy, Councilmember, City of Sacramento
Eric Sklar, Councilmember, City of St. Helena
Carol Smith, Councilmember, City of Ojai
Jose Solorio, Councilmember, City of Santa Ana
Stephen Souza, Councilmember, City of Davis
Tony Spitaleri, Councilmember, City of Sunnyvale
Cynthia Sterling, Councilmember, City of Fresno
Andy Stern, Mayor, City of Malibu
Larry Stevens, Councilmember, City of Red Bluff
Joshua Susman, Councilmember, City of Truckee
Nick Tell, Councilmember, City of Manhattan Beach
Tony Thurman, Councilmember, City of Richmond
Pamela Torliatt, Councilmember, City of Petaluma
Ray Tretheway, Councilmember, City of Sacramento
Norma Torres, Mayor, City of Pomona
Richard Valle, Vice Mayor, City of Union City
Leticia Vasquez, Mayor, City of Lynwood
Cherylee Wegman, Councilmember, City of Wasco
Donald White, Treasurer, County of Alameda
Bob Wieckowski, Councilmember, City of Fremont
Das Williams, Councilmember, City of Santa Barbara
Forrest Williams, Councilmember, City of San Jose
Anthony Young, Councilmember, City of San Diego
Rosalie Zarate, Councilmember, City of National City
Art Agnos, Former Mayor, City of San Francisco
Susan Boyd, Former Mayor, City of Davis
Brian Conroy, Former Councilmember, City of Hollister
Shelton Enochs, Former Mayor, City of Chico
David Guzzetti, Former Councilmember, City of Chico
Elihu Harris, Former Mayor, City of Oakland
Jerry Kaneko, Former Councilmember, City of Davis
Eric Knight, Former Councilmember, City of Yountville
Susan Leal, Former Treasurer, City and County of San Francisco
Michael McGinnis, Former Councilmember, City of Chico
Harriet Miller, Former Mayor, City of Santa Barbara
Karl Ory, Former Mayor, City of Chico
Jim Owens, Former Mayor, City of Chico
Eddie Rose, Former Councilmember, City of Laguna Niguel
Kurt L. Schmalz, Former Councilmember, City of Redondo Beach
Linda Stevens, Former Mayor, City of Grass Valley
Daniel Whitehurst, Former Mayor, City of Fresno
Mardi Worley, Former Mayor, City of Chico

Larry Carr, Board Director, Sacramento Municipal Utilities District
Bruce Daniels, Director, Soquel Creek Water District
Walter Edwards, Member, Sacramento County Human Rights and Fair Housing Commission
Maria Gutzeit, President, Board of Directors, Newhall County Water District
Dr. James Kohnen, Member, Alameda County Flood and Water Conservation District
Susan Patterson, Board Director, Sacramento Municipal Utilities District
Bill Slaton, Board Director and President, Sacramento Municipal Utilities District
Doris Topsy-Elvord, President, Board of Harbor Commissioners, Port of Long Beach
Joe Wallace, President, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District Board of Directors
Carole Ward Allen, Vice President, Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors


Education
California Faculty Association
California Federation of Teachers
California School Employees Association
California Teachers Association
Faculty Association of California Community Colleges
Los Angeles College Faculty Guild
United Teachers Los Angeles

Delaine Eastin, Former Superintendent of Public Instruction
Gary Hart, Former State Senator and Former California Secretary for Education

Bob Trigg, Former President, State Board of Education
Murray Galinson, Chair, Board of Trustees, California State University
George Marcus, Vice-Chairman, Board of Regents, University of California

Timothy Baird, Superintendent of Schools, Ojai Unified School District
Carl Cohn, Superintendent of San Diego City Schools
Julian Crocker, Superintendent of Schools, San Luis Obispo County
John Deasy, Superintendent, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
Bob Douglas, Superintendent of Schools, Tehama County
Don Iglesias, Superintendent of Schools, San Jose Unified School District
Michele Lawrence, Superintendent, Berkeley Unified School District
Maggie Mejia, Superintendent, Sacramento City Unified School District
Diane Siri, Superintendent, Santa Cruz County Schools
Ira Toibin, Superintendent of Schools, Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
David Verdugo, Superintendent of Schools, Paramount Unified School District
Charles Weis, Superintendent, Ventura County Schools
Barbara Wilson, Superintendent, Jefferson Elementary School District
Carl Wong, Superintendent, Sonoma County Schools
Jim Brown, Former Superintendent, Glendale Unified School District
Walt Buster, Former Superintendent, Clovis Unified School District
Marcia Plumleigh, Former Superintendent, Campbell Elementary

Rene Aguilera, Trustee, Roseville City School District
Jeanette Amavisca, Trustee, Elk Grove Unified School District
Christine Aranda, President, Board of Trustees, Southwestern College
Jennifer Baker, Trustee-Clerk, Natomas Unified School District
Patricia Barr, Trustee, Fresno Unified School District
Marty Block, Community College Board President
Dave Brown, Trustee, West Contra Costa Unified School District
Sharon Brown, Trustee, La Habra City School District
Julia Brownley, Trustee, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
Francine Busby, Trustee, Cardiff School District Governing Board
Robert Bynum, Trustee, Palmdale School District
Kelly Candaele, Trustee, Los Angeles Community College
Lorraine Cervantes, Trustee-Clerk, Compton Community College
John Collins, Trustee, Santa Cruz City Schools
Damon Connolly, President, Board of Trustees, Dixie School District
Barbara James Dew, Trustee, Victor Valley Union High School District
Adrienne Dickinson, Trustee, San Luis Coastal Unified School District
Ron Dwyer-Voss, Trustee, Natomas Unified School District
Joan Eriksen, Trustee, Mendocino College
Mona Field, Trustee, Los Angeles Community College District
Harold Fong, Member, Sacramento County Board of Education
Rebecca Garcia, Trustee, Cabrillo Community College District
Nicholas Gonz?lez Yuen, Trustee, Peralta Community College
Roy Grimes, President, Board of Trustees, Sacramento Unified School District
Larry Haenel, Trustee, Santa Rosa City Schools
Ed Honowitz, Trustee, Pasadena Unified School District
Gavin Huntley-Fenner, Trustee, Irvine Unified School District
Shirley Issel, Trustee, Berkeley Unified School District
Richard Jennings, Trustee, Sacramento City Unified School District
Patricia Kohnen, Trustee, Dublin Unified School District
Julie Korenstein, Trustee, Los Angeles Unified School District
Phil Kranenburg, Trustee, College of Marin
Richard Launey, Trustee-Clerk, San Juan Unified School District
Melodie Lew, President, Board of Trustees, San Mateo-Foster City School District
Henry Lo, Vice President, Garvey School District Board of Education
Suja Lowenthal, President, Board of Trustees, Long Beach Unified School District
Eric Mar, Past President, San Francisco Board of Education
Mary McCormick, Trustee, Folsom Cordova Unified School District
Georgia Mercer, Trustee, Los Angeles Community College District
Lawrence Miles, Trustee, San Juan Unified School District
Larry Miller, Trustee, Ventura County Community College District
Sara Myers, Trustee-Clerk, Folsom Cordova Unified School District
Manual Nunez, Trustee, Fresno Unified School District
Randal Okamura, Trustee, San Jose Evergreen Community College District
Teresa Parra, Trustee, San Bernardino Unified School District
Andre Quintero, Trustee, Rio Hondo Community College
Joaquin Rivera, Trustee, Berkeley Unified School District
Carl Robinson, Trustee, Compton Community College
Felix Robles, Trustee, Santa Cruz City Schools
Sylvia Ruiz, President, Sacramento County Board of Education
Oscar Sablan, Trustee, Firebaugh Las Deltas Unified School District
Norman Saude, Trustee, Sierra Unified School District
Maria Elena Serna, Trustee, San Joaquin Delta Community College
Christopher Stampolis, Trustee, West Valley Mission Community College
David Stromberg, Trustee, Lafayette School District Governing Board
Mark Takano, Trustee, Riverside Community College
David Tokofsky, Trustee, Los Angeles Unified School District
Sharon Wallin, Trustee, Irvine Unified School District
Robert Whalen, Trustee, Laguna Beach Unified School District
Kathy Wisnicki, Trustee, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District
Patricia Wright, Trustee, Redwood City School District
Gene Wong, Trustee, City College San Francisco
Peter Zschiesche, Vice President, Board of Trustees, San Diego Community College District
Harlene Adams, Former Trustee, San Juan Unified School District
Jay Schenirer, Former Trustee, Sacramento City Unified School District
Michelle Yanez, Former Trustee, Rio Hondo Community College

Mary Bergan, President, California Federation of Teachers
John S. Crowther, President, Hacienda La Puente Teachers Association
Kathleen Crummey, President, Hayward Education Association
A. James Duffy, President, United Teachers, Los Angeles
Carl Friedlander, President, Los Angeles College Faculty Guild
Dayle Gillick, President, Simi Educators Association
Kevin Gordon, President, School Innovations and Advocacy
Jim Groth, President, Chula Vista Educators*
Ken Johnson, President, Association of Colton Educators
Dennis Kelly, President, United Educators of San Francisco
Barbara Kerr, President, California Teachers Association
Marlene Mattoon, President, San Jose Teachers*
Larry Moore, President, Fresno Teachers Association
Mike Noce, President, Mt. Diablo Education Association
Arlene Pavey, President, California Teachers Association/National Education Association- Retired
Laura Rico, President, ABC Federation of Teachers, Local 2317
Gregg Swenson, President, Saddleback Valley Educators Association
Susan Thornton, President, Madera Unified Teachers Association*
John Travis, President, California Faculty Association
Katherine Underwood, President, Moreno Valley Educators Association
Sharon Bowles, Past President, California School Counselor Association
Wayne Johnson, Former President, California Teachers Association

Don Gerth, President Emeritus, CSU Sacramento
Jerry Hayward, Former Chancellor, California Community Colleges
Bernie Kirtman, Professor of Chemistry, UC Santa Barbara
Steve Lilly, Former Dean, School of Education, CSU San Marcos
Rick Miller, Director of Communications, CA Department of Education
Ellen Moir, Education Advocate
Brian Murphy, President, DeAnza Community College
Karl Pister, Education Advocate
Robert Polkinghorn, UC Berkeley Principal Leadership Institute
Judy Rosener Professor Emerita, UC Irvine School of Business
Bob Suzuki, President Emeritus, Cal Poly Pomona
Dale Shimasaki, Education Consultant
Arthurlene Towner, Dean, College of Education and Allied Studies, CSU East Bay
Merrill Vargo, Executive Director, Springboard Schools
Rene Townsend, Leadership Associates

Labor Organizations
American Federation of State County Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen ? California State Legislative Board
Building and Construction Trades Council, Napa-Solano Counties
California Conference Board of the Amalgamated Transit Union
California Conference of Machinists
California Federation of Labor
California Professional Firefighters
California State American Postal Workers Union
California State Association of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
California State Association of Letter Carriers
California State Pipe Trades Council
California Teamsters Public Affairs Council
Communications Workers of America, District 9 (CWA)
District Council of Iron Workers of the State of California and Vicinity (Ironworkers)
International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 1909 - Hayward
International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers, Local 5
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers and Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers
and Helpers - Local 549
International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local 3
International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local 4
International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local 18
International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 3
International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 39 ? Stationary Engineers
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades ? District Council 16
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, Local 487 ? Painters and Tapers
Labor Council for Latino American Advancement ? San Francisco Chapter
Laborers? International Union of North America
Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association, District 1-Pacific Coast District
National Association of Letter Carriers, Local 24
Northern California Carpenters Regional Council
Orange County Employees Association
Sacramento County Central Labor Council
Sacramento-Sierra?s Building and Construction Trades Council
San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Service Employees International Union, Local 535
Service Employees International Union, Local 1000
Sheet Metal Workers? International Association, Local 104
Sheet Metal Workers? International Association, Local 105
State Building and Construction Trades Council of California
United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Region 5 CAP Council
United Farm Workers of America
United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 588
United Food and Commercial Workers, Western States Council
United Steelworkers of America
Western States Council of Sheet Metal Workers

Dolores Huerta, Co-Founder, United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO


Law Enforcement
Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)
San Bernardino County Safety Employees' Benefit Association (SEBA)
Azusa Police Officers? Association
Buena Park Police Officers? Association
Cypress Police Officers? Association
Fontana Police Officers? Association
Garden Grove Police Officers? Association
Inglewood Police Officers? Association
La Habra Police Officers? Association
La Verne Police Officers? Association
Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers? Association
Los Angeles County Police Officers? Association
Los Angeles School Police Association
Montclair Police Officers? Association
Oakland Police Officers? Association
Rialto Police Benefit Association
Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff?s Association
Sacramento Police Officers? Association
San Diego City Schools Police Officers Association
San Francisco Police Officers? Association
San Gabriel Police Officers? Association
San Jose Police Officers? Association
Santa Clara Deputy Sheriff?s Association
Sierra Madre Police Officers? Association
Torrance Police Officers? Association

Ed Berberian, District Attorney, Marin County
Lou Blanas, Sheriff, Sacramento County
Craig Steckler, Chief of Police, City of Fremont


Silicon Valley Business Leaders
Read the Endorsement Letter from Silicon Valley Leaders

Rick Belluzzo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Quantum Corporation*
John "Bud" Colligan, Partner, Accel Partners*
J. Taylor Crandall, Managing Partner, Oak Hill Capital Management*
L. John Doerr, Partner, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers*
John Freidenrich, General Partner, Bay Partners*
Joel Hyatt, Chief Executive Officer, Current Media*
Michael Kieschnick, President, Working Assets*
Nicole Lederer, Environmental Advocate*
Kathy Levinson, Chief Executive Officer, Levco*
George Marcus, Chairman, Marcus and Millichap*
Constance McKee, President & CEO, Asilomar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.*
Regis McKenna, Regis McKenna Inc*
Larry Orr, Managing Partner, Trinity Ventures*
Bill Perry, Former United States Secretary of Defense
Kim Polese, Chief Executive Officer, SpikeSource, Inc.*
John Powell, General Partner, Integral Capital Partners*
Amy Rao, Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Archive Systems*
Andrew Rappaport, Partner, August Capital*
Deborah Rappaport, Executive Director, Rappaport Family Foundation*
Joanna Rees Gallanter, Founder/Managing Partner, Venture Strategy Partners*
John F. Shoch, Ph.D., General Partner, Alloy Ventures*
Steve Silberstein, Co-Founder, Innovative Interfaces Inc.*

Environmental Leaders
California League of Conservation Voters
Sierra Club California
Vote the Coast

Martha Arguello, Environmental Advocate*
Ed Begley, Jr.
Ralph Benson, Executive Director, Sonoma Land Trust*
Rachel Binah, Chair Emeritus, Environmental Caucus, California Democratic Party*
Holly Bishop, Environmental Advocate*
Jim Blomquist, Board Member, Smith River Alliance*
Susan Boyd, Principle, CalAg, LLC*
Luke Breit, Chair, Environmental Caucus, California Democratic Party*
Owen Byrd, Advisory Council, Save San Francisco Bay Association*
Peter Calthorpe, Founder, Congress for the New Urbanism*
Ann Carlson, Co-Director, Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic, UCLA School of Law*
Tim Carmichael, President and Chief Executive Officer, Coalition for Clean Air*
Joseph Caves, Environmental Advocate*
Sarah Christie, San Luis Obispo Environmental Advocate
Janet Cobb, President, California Oak Foundation*
Paula Daniels, Immediate Past President, Heal the Bay*
Ted Danson
Laurie David, Environmental Advocate*
Carla Din, Field Director, Western Region, Apollo Alliance*
Michael Eaton, Former President, Environmental Council of Sacramento*
Robert Garc?a, Executive Director, Center for Law in the Public Interest*
Madelyn Glickfeld, Board Member, Heal the Bay*
Brad Hall, Environmental Advocate
Carlyle Hall, Chairman of the Board, Center for Law in the Public Interest*
Bob Hattoy, Vice President, CA Fish and Game Commission*
Jim Jones, Former President, Save the American River*
Susan Jordan, Director, California Coastal Protection Network*
Larry Kaplan, Director, Los Angeles Area, The Trust for Public Land*
Nicole Lederer, Environmental Advocate*
Marianna Leuschel, Environmental Advocate*
Adi Liberman, Former President, Heal the Bay*
Doug Linney, President, The Next Generation*
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Environmental Advocate
Joel Makower, Founder, Green Business Network/GreenBiz.com*
John McCaull, Former Legislative Director, National Audubon Society ?California
Craig McNamara, President-Executive Director, Center for Land Based Learning*
Gerald Meral, Former Executive Director, Planning and Conservation League*
Albert Meyerhoff, Environmental Advocate*
Diane Meyer Simon, Founder, Global Green*
Rhonda Mills, Director of Special Projects, Clean Power Campaign*
David Mogavero, Former President, Environmental Council of Sacramento*
Virginia Moose, Environmental Advocate*
Irma Munoz, President and Founder, Mujeres de la Tierra*
Mary Nichols, Director, Institute of the Environment, UCLA*
Gary Patton, Executive Director, Planning and Conservation League*
Shelley Poticha, President, Reconnecting America and Former Executive Director, Congress for the New Urbanism*
Erich Pfuehler, California State Director, Clean Water Action*
Jill Ratner, Environmental Advocate
Betsy Reifsnider, Former Executive Director, Friends of the River*
Joan Reinhardt Reiss, Former Regional Director, Wilderness Society*
Cruz Reynoso, Environmental Advocate*
Jonathan F.P. Rose, Environmental Advocate*
Tony Rossmann, Board Member, Planning and Conservation League*
Christine Russell, Environmental Advocate
Martin Schlageter, Campaign and Advocacy Director, Coalition for Clean Air*
Bob Schneider, Director, Tuleyome and Cache Creek Wild*
Mitchell Schwartz, Environmental Advocate
Traci Sheehan Van Thull, Campaign Director, California Wildlife Heritage*
Karolyn Simon, Former President, Environmental Council of Sacramento*
Nancy Sutley, Former Board Member, State Water Resources Control Board*
Frederick Tornatore, Chair, Sacramento Environmental Commission*
Jerry Uhland, President and Chief Executive Officer, CalAg, LLC*
Tom Unterman, Board President, Heal the Bay*
Erik Vink, Former Regional Director, American Farmland Trust*
Lee Wallach, President, Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life of Southern California of Southern California*
Sara Wan, Commissioner, California Coastal Commission*

African American Leaders
Rick Callender, President, San Jose/Silicon Valley Chapter, NAACP*
James W. Franklin, Executive Director, Sr. Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles*
Alice Huffman, President, California NAACP*
Frank Jackson, West Section Director, California NAACP*
Earvin ?Magic? Johnson
Shirley Miles-Harris, President, Bakersfield Chapter, NAACP*
Ali Morris, Chair, Kern County Black Chamber of Commerce*
Aubry Stone, President and Chief Executive Officer, California Black Chamber of Commerce*
Veronica Stone, President, Solano County Black Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Cornel West, Professor, Princeton University
Leslie R. White, President, African Methodist and Episcopal Ministerial Alliance
Vernon Whitmore, President, Black American Political Action Committee of Contra Costa
Keyshawn Johnson, Professional Football Player

Latino Leaders/Organizations
Mexican American Bar Association, Political Action Committee
California La Raza Lawyers Association
Latina Lawyers Political Action Committee

James Aguirre, President, MABA PAC and Chair, Conference of Delegates of California Bar Associations*
Hildy Carrillo-Rivera, Executive Director, Calexico Chamber of Commerce
Frank Martin Del Campo, President, San Francisco Chapter Labor Council for Latin America*
James Rojas, President, Latino Urban Forum*
Placido Salazar, Director, Northwest Region, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project*

Asian Pacific Islander Leaders
Lillian Galedo, Executive Director, Filipinos for Affirmative Action
Monica Flores Lodise, Governing Board Member, APA for Progress and Founder, PowerPAC
Judy Ki, AAPI Community Advocate
Aiha Nguyen, AAPI Advocate
Angela Oh, Nationally Recognized Civil Rights Leader

LGBT Leaders
Read the Endorsement Letter from LGBT Leaders

Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club

Alvin Baum, Founder, LGBT Alliance, San Francisco Jewish Federation*
Thomas Brown, Member, Steering Committee, California for Democracy*
Miguel Bustos, Former Executive Director, California Latino Civil Rights Network*
David Campos, Former Co-Chair, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom*
Sam Catalano, LGBT Activist
John Cleary, President, Stonewall Young Democrats
Steve Collier, Member, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom*
Judith Franks, Former President, Sacramento Area Career Women?s Network*
Robert Haaland, Former President, Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club*
James Hormel, Former United States Ambassador
Gloria Johnson, Co-Chair, California Democratic Party LGBT Caucus*
Cleve Jones, Founder, Names Project*
Thom Lynch, Executive Director, San Francisco LGBT Center*
Mike Marshall, Executive Director, Under One Roof*
Laurie McBride, Co-Chair, National Stonewall Democrats*
Mary Miller, M.D., Health Sciences Clinical Professor and Clinic Medical Director*
Gloria Nieto, Executive Director, Lyon-Martin Women?s Health Services*
Penny Nixon, Reverend, Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco*
Loren Ostrow, LGBT Activist
Peter John Poulos, Poulos Brothers*
Craig Roberts, Board Member, National Stonewall Democrats*
Theresa Sparks, Commissioner, San Francisco Police Commission*
Michael Sullivan, Member, San Francisco Urban Forest Council*
Debra Walker, Northern CA Vice-Chair, California Democratic Party LGBT Caucus*

Women's Organizations/Leaders
California National Organization for Women, PAC

Carolene Marks, Commissioner, San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women*
Peg Yorkin, Chair, Feminist Majority Foundation*

Other Leaders/Advocates
Henry Cisneros, Former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

CA Democratic Party Leaders, Democratic Activists and Organizations
Andrew Ammon, Member, Democratic National Committee
Garry Shay, Member, Democratic National Committee
Christopher Stampolis, Democratic National Committee
Alicia Wang, Vice Chair, California Democratic Party
Eric Bradley, Controller, California Democratic Party

Action Democrats of the San Fernando Valley
Americans for Democratic Action ? Southern California Chapter
California Democratic Council
Democratic Party of San Fernando Valley
El Cerrito Democratic Club
FDR Democratic Club
Gardena Valley Democratic Club
Hayward Democrats
Los Angeles Democracy for America
Pacific Palisades Democratic Club
Sacramento Progressive Alliance
San Francisco for Democracy
Santa Cruz Democracy for America
Sonoma Democracy for America
Valley Grassroots for Democracy
Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club
West Hollywood Democratic Club
West Los Angeles Democratic Club

John Alden, Chair, Marin County Democratic Central Committee
Frank Barbaro, Chair, Orange County Democratic Central Committee
David Burr, Chair, San Joaquin County Central Committee
Rebecca Carey, Vice Chair, Santa Barbara County Democratic Central Committee
Jon Cross, Chair, Lassen County Democratic Central Committee
Gerry Crowley, Vice Chair, San Francisco County Democratic Central Committee
Roberto De La Rosa, Chair, Tulare County Democratic Central Committee
Jess Durfee, Chair, San Diego County Democratic Central Committee
Carolyn Estes, Treasurer, Amador County Democratic Central Committee
Jim Gray, Chair, Shasta County Democratic Central Committee
Phillip Ginsburg, Vice Chair, San Francisco County Democratic Central Committee
Linda Hall, Chair, Placer County Democratic Central Committee
Steve Haze, Chair, Fresno County Democratic Central Committee
Irwin Heit, Chair, Inyo County Democratic Central Committee
James Hennefer, Chair, Lake County Democratic Central Committee
Sharon Hillbrant, Chair, Ventura County Democratic Central Committee
Leslie Katz, Chair, San Francisco County Democratic Central Committee
Eric Knight, Chair, Napa County Democratic Central Committee
Jery Lacayo, Chair, Mariposa County Democratic Central Committee
Patrick Lane, Chair, Amador County Democratic Central Committee
Scott Lay, Chair, Yolo County Democratic Central Committee
Paulina Mayorga Miranda, Treasurer, Fresno County Democratic Central Committee
Marc Medefind, Chair, Merced County Democratic Central Committee
Vern Miller, Chair, Calaveras County Democratic Central Committee
Duane Moore, Chair, Kern County Democratic Central Committee
Mary Longmore, Chair, Nevada County Democratic Central Committee
Joe Pepi, Chair, El Dorado County Democratic Central Committee
Ronald Platt, Vice Chair, Calaveras County Democratic Central Committee
Carl Pohlhammer, Chair, Monterey County Democratic Central Committee
Nagaraja Rao, Chair, Contra Costa County Democratic Central Committee
Rudy Ratkovsky, Chair, Sutter County Democratic Central Committee
Patrick Riggs, Chair, Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee
Vernon Schabert, Chair, Santa Barbara County Democratic Central Committee
Doris Smith, Chair, Butte County Democratic Central Committee
Susan Smith-Rowe, Chair, Madera County Democratic Central Committee
Antonio Tirado, Chair, Imperial County Democratic Central Committee
Mary Walker, Chair, Alpine County Democratic Central Committee
Jeanie Wallace, Chair, San Benito County Democratic Central Committee
Shirley Walton, Chair, Riverside County Democratic Central Committee
Rick Wathen, Chair, Sacramento County Democratic Central Committee
Jean Wuamett, Chair, Mono County Democratic Central Committee
William Casey, Former Chair, San Joaquin County Democratic Central Committee
Vince Falcone, Former Chair, Santa Barbara County Democratic Central Committee
Jimmie Woods Gray, Former Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee
George Harris, Former Chair, Contra Costa County Democratic Central Committee
Christine McGinnis, Former Chair, Contra Costa County Democratic Central Committee
Laurie Mitnick, Former Chair, San Joaquin County Democratic Central Committee
Jane Morrison, Former Chair, San Francisco County Democratic Central Committee

Mark Ades, Chair, Assembly District 57, California Democratic Party
Charles Ara, Chair, Assembly District 56, California Democratic Party
Rebecca Carey, Chair, Assembly District 33, California Democratic Party
Sandra Carter, Chair, Assembly District 17, California Democratic Party
David Chiu, Chair, Assembly District 13, California Democratic Party
David Cohen, Chair, Assembly District 24, California Democratic Party
Enid Cox, Chair, Assembly District 3, California Democratic Party
Bill Daly, Chair, Assembly District 72, California Democratic Party
Nadine Diaz, Chair, Assembly District 46, California Democratic Party
Craig Donnelly, Chair, Assembly District 2, California Democratic Party
JoAnn Fields, Chair, Assembly District 78, California Democratic Party
Mary Garripoli, Chair, Assembly District 44, California Democratic Party
Christian Griffith, Chair, Assembly District 9, California Democratic Party
Lois Jean Hill, Chair, Assembly District 52, California Democratic Party
Charlie Imes, Chair, Assembly District 76, California Democratic Party
Walter Johnson, Chair, Assembly District 30, California Democratic Party
Andy Katz, Chair, Assembly District 14, California Democratic Party
Douglas Kessler, Chair, Assembly District 31, California Democratic Party
Jon Kessler, Chair, Assembly District 22, California Democratic Party
Martin Krasney, Chair, Assembly District 6, California Democratic Party
Clark Lee, Chair, Assembly District 60, California Democratic Party
Jeannie Lindberg, Chair, Assembly District 65, California Democratic Party
Joan Little, Chair, Assembly District 75, California Democratic Party
Luis Marquez, Chair, Assembly District 50, California Democratic Party
Susan McKee, Chair, Assembly District 5, California Democratic Party
Robert Melsh, Chair, Assembly District 64, California Democratic Party
Laurel Nicholson, Chair, Assembly District 66, California Democratic Party
Shirley Palley, Chair, Assembly District 70, California Democratic Party
Tom Parker, Chair, Assembly District 37, California Democratic Party
Claude Rowe III, Committee Treasurer, 78th Assembly District, California Democratic Party
Todd Schwenk, Chair, Assembly District 4, California Democratic Party
Mustapha Sesay, Chair, Assembly District 53, California Democratic Party
Elaine Shaw, Chair, Assembly District 15, California Democratic Party
Rick Trullinger, Chair, Assembly District 18, California Democratic Party
John Veen, Chair, Assembly District 29, California Democratic Party
Andrew Westall, Chair, Assembly District 43, California Democratic Party
Bob Wieckowski, Chair, Assembly District 20, California Democratic Party

Kevin Biggers, Director, Region 17, California Democratic Party
Bob Handy, Director, Region 10, California Democratic Party
John Heaner, Director, Region 13, California Democratic Party
August Longo, Director, Region 4, California Democratic Party
Bob Manley, Director, Region 14, California Democratic Party
Xavier Martinez, Director, Region 20, California Democratic Party
Robert Melsh, Director, Region 19, California Democratic Party
Jim Moreno, Director, Region 18, California Democratic Party
Darren Parker, Director, Region 11, California Democratic Party
Louis Reyes, Director, Region 15, California Democratic Party
Steven Rivera, Director, Region 21, California Democratic Party
Thomas Romero, Director, Region 1, California Democratic Party
Janet Sangster, Director, Region 8, California Democratic Party
John Smith, Director, Region 16, California Democratic Party
Daniel Weitzman, Director, Region 3, California Democratic Party
Karen Wingard, Director, Region 12, California Democratic Party
Raymond Cordova, Former Director, Region 18, California Democratic Party
Helen Doherty, Former Director, Region 16, California Democratic Party

Yvette Andrade, Chair, Chicano-Latino Caucus, California Democratic Party
Jamie Beutler, Chair, Rural Caucus, California Democratic Party
Luke Breit, Chair, Environmental Caucus, California Democratic Party
Mal Burnstein, Chair, Progressive Caucus, California Democratic Party
Lori Geittmann, Chair, Senior Caucus, California Democratic Party
Jim Gordon, Chair, Labor Caucus, California Democratic Party
Bob Handy, Chair, Veteran Caucus, California Democratic Party
Lyn Hilfenhaus, Chair, Women?s Caucus, California Democratic Party
Sumi Haru, Chair, Filipino-American Caucus, California Democratic Party
Gloria Johnson, Chair, Lesbian and Gay Caucus, California Democratic Party
Julie Soo, Chair, Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus, California Democratic Party
Edward Tawil, Chair, Arab-American Caucus, California Democratic Party
Renee Westa-Lusk, Chair, Business and Professional Caucus, California Democratic Party
G. Nanjundappa, Former Chair, Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus, California Democratic Party
Rima Nashashibi, Former Chair, Arab-American Caucus, California Democratic Party

Saundra Andrews, Director, Constituent Services for Congresswoman Barbara
Betty Ball, President, Lake San Marcos Democratic Club*
Alon Barlevy, President, Hubert Humphrey Democratic Club*
Michael Barnett, President, Lamorinda Democratic Club*
Moreen Blum, President, Sherman Oaks Democratic Club*
Roberts Braden, Chair, California Federation of Democratic County Central Committee Members*
Sue Broidy, Chair, Ojai Democratic Club*
Cody Campbell, President, San Diego North County Young Democrats*
Stephanie Campbell, President, Democratic Club of West Orange County*
Art Copleston, Chair, Desert Foundation for Democracy*
Jeffrey Daar, President, California Democratic Party of San Fernando Valley*
Fred Davis, President, Visalia Democratic Club*
Jake Edmondson, Vice President, North County San Diego Democratic Unity Coalition*
Ralph Erickson, President, Malibu Democratic Club*
Marilyn Evans, Former President, United Democrats*
Matt Evans, Vice Chair, Bonita Unified Democratic Council*
Lee Fink, Vice President, Beach Cities Democratic Club*
Nathan Gonzalez, Board Member, Latinos for America*
Lee Greenawalt, Vice President, Region 10, California Democratic Council*
Adrienne Grey, Treasurer, Democratic Club of Silicon Valley*
Midori Kamei, Founder, Asian Pacific Democratic Club*
Jolyn Liaw, Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley
Evan Low, President, Silicon Valley LGBT Democratic Club*
Keith Martin, President, Westside Grassroots Democratic Club*
Tina McKinnor, President, Lawndale Democratic Club*
Toye Moses, President African American Democratic Club*
Tom Mullens, President, Democratic Club of the Conejo Valley*
Michael Paine, President, Yuba-Sutter Democratic Club*
Mary Pallant, President, San Fernando Valley Democrats United*
Richard Peterson, Executive Director, Yolo County Young Democrats
Cheryl Alethia Phelps, Chair, Council of Clubs, San Diego County Democratic Party*
Rita Ramirez-Dean, Vice President, Region 20, California Democratic Council*\
Johnnie Roberts, Jr., President, Ronald H. Brown Democratic Club*
Chris Robson, President, Democratic Club of Camarillo*
Irma Santana, Treasurer, Sutter County Democratic Women?s Club*
Marc Saltzberg, President, West Los Angeles Democratic Club*
Gina Singletary, President, Lomita-Harbor City Democratic Club*
Tony Suh, Treasurer, Lamorinda Democratic Club*
Steve Stearns, President, Democrats of Greater Riverside*
Richard Turnbull, Chair, Victor Valley Democratic Club*
Michael Webber, Chair, Southern California Grassroots*
Glenda Wertenberger, Chair, Democratic Club of South Placer*

Young Democratic Organizations/Leaders
Los Angeles County Young Democrats
Mira Costa Young Democrats
Marin County Young Democrats
Sacramento Young Democrats
San Francisco Young Democrats
Santa Barbara Young Democrats
Yolo County Young Democrats

California Young Democrats
John Alford, Vice President of Membership
Pamela Bachilla, National Committeewoman
Laura Booth, Regional Director ? Bay Area
Corrin Choppin, Regional Director ? Northern CA
Rocky Fernandez, Political Director
Jamison Power, Secretary
Crystal Strait, President
Brian Van Riper, Regional Director ? Southern California
Mia White, Regional Director -Central Coast

California College Democrats
Eric Anthony, President
Robert Abelon, Northern Vice President
Marisa Alcaraz, Southern Vice President
Justin Lehr, Communications Director
Jenica Mariani, Director of Membership
Varoon Modak, Secretary/Treasurer
John O?Kane, Former President, California College Democrats
John Vigna, Vice President
Gabe Weiner, Political Affairs Director

Damian Carroll, President, San Fernando Young Democrats*
Kristina Doan, President, Bruin Democrats*
Becca Doten, Communications Director, San Fernando Young Democrats*
Jonathon Goetz, President, Stonewall Young Democrats of San Diego*
Jason Haider, President, Riverside County Young Democrats*
Jessica Hilgart, President, East Bay Young Democrats*
Eddie Kirby, High School Caucus
Michael Niktaris, President Lodi High School Young Democrats*
Alex De Ocampo Former President, California Young Democrats*
Angela Pourtabib, President, UC Davis College Democrats*
Kandice Kapri Richardson, President, Yolo County Young Democrats
Eric Tindall, Treasurer, UC Davis College Democrats*

Bellermine High School Democrats
Cal Berkeley Democrats
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Democrats
CSU Hayward Democrats
CSU Sacramento Democrats
CSU San Francisco Democrats
Democrats of the Claremont Colleges
Mira Loma High School Young Democrats
Newport Harbor High School Democratic club
Palomar College Democrats
Santa Clara University Democrats
Sierra College Democrats
Troy High School Democratic club
UC Irvine Democrats
UC San Diego Democrats
UC Santa Barbara Democrats
UC Santa Cruz Democrats
UCLA Bruin Democrats
USC College Democrats

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