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Don Richard Perata (born April 30, 1945) is a California Democratic politician, who was President pro tempore of the California State Senate from 2004 to 2008. He came in second place...

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  • Capitol Alert: Dan Walters Daily: Keep an eye on LA County supervisor race

      News Source: Sacramento Bee | 1 month ago
    June 17, 2014 A rare open seat on the powerful Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors provides a high-stakes race in this low-key election year, Dan says...Senate Health Committee chairman, Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, listens to Senate Pro tem,
  • Rebecca Kaplan announces second run for mayor of Oakland

      News Source: KTUV | 1 month ago
    City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan announced Thursday that she is making a second attempt to become Oakland's mayor. Reversing her previous pledge that she wouldn't run against Mayor Jean Quan in the November election, Kaplan, 43, who's been on the
  • Yee's bills in limbo after fall from grace

      News Source: KTUV | 4 months ago
    State Senator Leland Yee's sudden fall from grace puts his work in the legislature in limbo. Yee had 22 bills in the pipeline and they include one that is controversial: gun control. SB 47 would ban the sales of rifles with what's called a "bullet
  • Steinberg's Senate leadership finds its own dark cloud

      News Source: San Jose Mercury News | 4 months ago
    When Darrell Steinberg succeeded Don Perata as the state Senate's leader in 2008, many Capitol observers believed it would usher in a new era of political ethics. Now, as his time in the Senate draws to a close at the end of this year, Steinberg, 54,
  • Oakland: Mayor Jean Quan still trails mayoral money race

      News Source: Contra Costa Times | 6 months ago
    Nearly $600,000 poured into campaign coffers of Oakland mayoral candidates last year, with the incumbent, Jean Quan, trailing in the money chase as Election Day approaches. Port Commissioner Bryan Parker, a political neophyte, raised the most money
  • Capitol Alert: California Senate ethics committee hires outside counsel for ...

      News Source: Sacramento Bee | 7 months ago
    January 2, 2014 The California Senate's ethics committees has hired a former federal prosecutor as a $600-an-hour independent counsel to assist the panel's inquiry into corruption allegations involving state Sen. Ron Calderon , D-Montebello. The
  • Assembly candidate endorsed

      News Source: The Reporter | 7 months ago
    Wolk currently serves as the city of Davis City Council as Mayor Pro Tem and is a Solano County deputy county council. Frazier, who represents a large portion of Solano County, joins a growing list of nearly 100 other statewide, community, education,
  • What a day for political ethics in California

      News Source: Sacramento Bee | 8 months ago
    On a single day this week, the Democratic leader of the state Senate stood before the Capitol to address the latest allegations in an FBI corruption probe, a Republican state senator took the witness stand to testify he had not engaged in money


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