Home About Chat Users Issues Party Candidates Polling Firms Media News Polls Calendar Key Races United States President Senate House Governors International

New User Account
"A comprehensive, collaborative elections resource." 
Email: Password:

  Whitman, Meg
NameMeg Whitman
, Colorado , United States
Born August 04, 1956 (66 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 15, 2021 02:03am
InfoMargaret C. "Meg" Whitman

Republican Meg Whitman, 52, is one of the world’s most respected business leaders. Meg has earned a reputation as a smart, tough, problem solver, a collaborative team builder, and a proven job creator. On February 9, 2009, she created an Exploratory Committee for the purpose of running for Governor of California in 2010. Committed to rebuilding the state’s economy and creating jobs, reforming the budget process, championing public education, and with pride in the state’s diverse people, Meg is the right leader for this challenging time. She will dedicate her energy and talent to help create A New California.

Leading eBay from 1998 to 2008, Meg helped the company grow from 30 employees and a little over $4 million in revenue to more than 15,000 employees, nearly $8 billion in revenue, and a network of 12 million users in California alone. Under Meg’s leadership, eBay expanded globally and developed a culture and infrastructure that turned eBay into an unparalleled business success story. Prior to her tenure at eBay, Meg distinguished herself in various leadership positions with Procter & Gamble, Bain & Company, Disney, Stride Rite Corporation, FTD, and Hasbro.

Meg is only one of seven women to be consistently ranked among the world’s most influential people by Time magazine. The Wall Street Journal named her one of the “50 Women to Watch” in 2005; Fortune ranked her the most powerful woman in business in 2004 and 2005; and BusinessWeek has included her on its list of the 25 most powerful business managers every year since 2000.

During the 2008 presidential primary campaign season, Governor Mitt Romney asked Meg to serve as his National Finance Co-Chair; she helped raise more than $12 million in the Golden State. When Romney ended his campaign, Senator John McCain asked Meg to serve as National Co-Chair for McCain-Palin 2008. In California, Meg has helped raise almost $8 million for the California Republican Party, including a six figure personal contribution. Meg has helped Republican legislative candidates, working with Assembly Republican Leader Mike Villines, Senate Minority Leader Dave Cogdill and California Republican Congressional Delegation Leader David Dreier. She personally contributed to and participated in numerous Get Out the Vote efforts on behalf of congressional and legislative candidates.

Meg has worked to pass Proposition 11, which reforms elections and makes politicians accountable to voters. She was honored by the California District Attorney’s Association for her work in helping to defeat Proposition 5, also known as “The Drug Dealers Bill of Rights”. And Meg supported Proposition 8.
Meg received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Her husband, Griff Harsh, is a neurosurgeon at Stanford University Medical Center. Meg and Griff have two college-age sons, Griff and Will. The family lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.



Title Purchase Contributor

Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Feb 26, 2013 02:00pm News Meg Whitman Explains Her Shift On Prop 8   Article COSDem 
Sep 22, 2011 01:00pm Amusing Meg Whitman may take over in HP CEO shakeup  Article Karma Policeman 
Nov 11, 2010 02:00pm Humor MEG WHITMAN: STINGIEST BILLIONAIRE IN AMERICA? (Or: Top 8 Reasons Why Borat Would Vote For Meg Whitman)  Article Hikikomori Blitzkrieg! 
Oct 23, 2010 06:00am Profile Big-spending candidate preaching restraint can't buy lead in governor's race  Article Jason 
Apr 15, 2010 08:20pm Advertisement Coming to a mailbox near you: Meg Whitman, the magazine  Article RP 
Apr 12, 2010 04:00pm News Meg Whitman's fortunes entwined with Goldman Sachs  Article Jason 

[View All
Previous Messages]
Importance? 2.50000 Average


Meg Whitman for California Governor  Discuss
  07/14/2022 US Ambassador to Kenya Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2010 CA Governor Lost 40.88% (-12.88%)
  06/08/2010 CA Governor - R Primary Won 64.35% (+37.72%)
  03/02/2021 US Secretary of Commerce Lost 0.00% (-84.85%)
  02/27/2017 US Secretary of Commerce Lost 0.00% (-72.73%)
  02/13/2017 US Secretary of the Treasury Lost 0.00% (-53.00%)
CA US President - Nov 03, 2020 D Joe Biden
CA Governor - Open Primary - Jun 05, 2018 D Antonio Villaraigosa
CA US President - Nov 08, 2016 D Hillary Clinton
CA US President - R Primary - Jun 07, 2016 R Chris Christie
CA Prop 1- Water Bond - Nov 04, 2014 YES Yes
CA Proposition 23 - Suspension of AB 32 - Nov 02, 2010 NO No
Proposition 19 - Legalizes Marijuana Under California but not Federal Law - Nov 02, 2010 NO No
CA Proposition 14 - Top Two Primaries Act - Jun 08, 2010 NO No
CA US President - R Primary - Feb 05, 2008 R Mitt Romney
CA US Senate - Nov 02, 2004 D Barbara Boxer
CA Proposition 187 - Illegal Aliens. Ineligibility for Public Services. Verification and Reporting. - Nov 08, 1994 NO No