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  Westly, Steve
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameSteve Westly
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Sacramento, California , United States
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Born August 27, 1957 (61 years)
ContributorJR725
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Feb 09, 2007 03:55pm
Tags Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gun control -
InfoSteven Paul "Steve" Westly

Born in the Southern California city of Arcadia and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Steve Westly is a proud California native. An innovator throughout his career, Steve was an early executive at eBay, which he helped to build into one of America’s most successful companies. Serving as State Controller of California since 2002, he’s been a tough fiscal watchdog.

By championing innovation and accountability in government, Steve is a strong advocate for Democratic values:

*He’s led the fight against tax swindles. By implementing two innovative anti-tax-cheat reform programs, he’s helped bring in $3 billion over the last two years to keep critical state programs – like our schools and hospitals – up and running.

*He’s fought global warming by leading an international effort to pressure Detroit to make cleaner cars. Steve put together the Global Warming Watch Coalition, which has already forced Ford to agree to a shareholder resolution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

*He helped lead the campaign for the stem cell initiative. The $3 billion in grants will save lives, spur research, and bring new jobs and industries to California. Where George Bush has failed, California has led—with an imaginative new program.

*He’s sued Interior Secretary Gale Norton to take back the auto company tax royalties that ought to be going to our public schools.

Steve has spent his life working in both the public and private sectors.

He’s served in government at the local, state and federal level, having spent time in San Jose’s Office of Economic Development and at the Department of Energy in Washington, DC.

He’s served the California Democratic Party in a variety of positions. At 23, he became the youngest party official ever by being elected California Democratic Party Treasurer. He later served as Vice-Chair and has been a Democratic National Committee member for over 20 years.

He was a faculty member at Stanford Business School and later helped former students harness the entrepreneurial spirit by joining several startup companies before he went to work at eBay.

Of all his accomplishments, he is most proud of the strength of his family and the support of his wife, Anita Yu, and his two young children.

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 19, 2006 12:10pm News With New Confidence, [CA Controller] Westly Lays Out His Plan for Victory  Article ArmyDem 
Feb 19, 2006 02:00am News [Steve] Westly's history of questionable IPO stock trades  Article Patrick 
Jan 30, 2006 08:00pm News Westly: California should pay for a community college degree  Article Patrick 
Jan 26, 2006 05:10pm News [CA St Controller] Westly to Start Airing Ads for Primary  Article Patrick 
Dec 12, 2005 01:00pm News [Steve] Westly takes heat for Nazi memorabilia auctions  Article Patrick 
Jun 09, 2005 03:00am News Help prevent offshore drilling [Steve Westly]  Article Jake 

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  06/06/2006 CA Governor - D Primary Lost 43.17% (-4.82%)
  11/05/2002 CA Controller Won 45.32% (+0.23%)
  03/05/2002 CA Controller - D Primary Won 56.51% (+13.01%)
  02/13/1989 CA Democratic Party Chairman Lost 32.80% (-34.40%)
ENDORSEMENTS
CA State Senate 07 - Special Election Primary - Mar 17, 2015 D Steve Glazer
CA - District 30 - Open Primary - Jun 05, 2012 D Brad Sherman
CA Proposition 14 - Top Two Primaries Act - Jun 08, 2010 YES Yes
CA - District 10 - Special Election - Sep 01, 2009 D John Garamendi
CA State Assembly 19 - D Primary - Jun 03, 2008 D Richard Holober
CA US President - D Primary - Feb 05, 2008 D Barack Obama
San José City Council - District 4 - Special Runoff - Jun 05, 2007 D Kansen Chu
Sheriff/Coroner Santa Barbara County - Primary - Jun 06, 2006 N Bill Brown
CA State Assembly 12 - D Primary - Jun 06, 2006 D Janet Reilly
CA State Senate 10 - D Primary - Jun 06, 2006 D John Dutra
CA US President - D Primary - Mar 02, 2004 D John Kerry