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Steve Westly


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-2002 Democratic Controller 3289839 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: August 27, 1956 in Arcadia, CA
Married: Anita Yu
Children: Christina and Matthew

1978: Staff. Congressman Leo Ryan
1978-1980: Staff, US Department of Energy Office of Solar and Conservation
1981-1983: Northern Treasurer, California Democratic Party
1983-1985: State Controller, California Democratic Party
1985-1987: Northern Chair, California Democratic Party
1987-1989: Vice Chair, California Democratic Party
1988: Delegate, Democratic National Committee
1991-199?: Deputy Director, City of San Jose Office of Economic Development
1992: Delegate, Democratic National Committee
1996: Delegate, Democratic National Committee
2000: Delegate, Democratic National Committee
2000: Founder, Steve and Anita Westly Foundation
2006: Primary Candidate for Governor (Lost; Received 43%)
2006: Chair, California Leadership Committee
2008: Co-Chair, Proposition 93 [Amending Term Limits] (Failed; 46.5%)
2008: Proponent, Proposition 11 [Legislative Redistricting] (Passed; 50.9%)