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April 2014 SOS Debate PDF  | Print |  E-mail

 

On Wednesday, April 23rd

The Sacramento Press Club presented

California Secretary of State Debate

The race for secretary of state lost a candidate but gained renewed attention last month when Sen. Leland Yee withdrew after being charged in a criminal conspiracy. On April 23 we hosted a debate among the top contenders in a crowded field vying for the job of overseeing the state’s elections and several business programs. They discussed ideas to improve transparency and update the antiquated campaign finance and lobbying databases and a variety of other related topics.  Photos from the event will posted here soon.

Taking part in the debate were:

Derek Cressman, a Democrat and former leader at Common Cause who filed the complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission that led to an investigation of $11 million from organizations tied to the Koch Brothers network that was funneled into two 2012 ballot measure campaigns.

Alex Padilla, a Democratic senator from the San Fernando Valley who was named by Around the Capitol as one of 2013’s most effective legislators for his ability to “cross ideological lines, take on big bills, and keep warring parties within the caucus.” Padilla previously served on the Los Angeles City Council for 7 years.

Pete Peterson, a Republican from Santa Monica and executive director of the Davenport Institute at Pepperdine University, where he focuses on increasing civic participation in government decision-making and the role of technology in the citizen/government relationship.

Dan Schnur, a former Republican who is running as an independent, is director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC, where he teaches political communication, leadership, and public policy. Schnur previously chaired the Fair Political Practices Commission and worked for Govs. Pete Wilson and Ronald Reagan.

 

 


 
2014 Spring Happy Hour Mixer PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Please join us on Wednesday April 23rd for the Sacramento Press Club's

Spring Happy Hour Mixer

Welcome back from spring break and reception for Sacramento’s newest reporters

The Sacramento Press Club hosts its spring happy hour mixer to welcome the latest additions to the capital city’s press corps. Join the Sacramento Press Club to meet new and current members of the media and others from the Capitol community. The event is free with a suggested donation of $10 at the door to support the Sacramento Press Club’s journalism scholarship program. Thanks to Capital Dime, guests will enjoy the happy hour menu and prices for the entire event. We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, April 23

5:30 p.m. – 8p.m.

Capital Dime

1801 L St Sacramento, CA 95811

(Patio in the back of the restaurant)


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April 2014 Mayor Chuck Reed PDF  | Print |  E-mail

 

On Thursday, April 3rd

The Sacramento Press Club welcomed

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed

 

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has been in the headlines lately for his proposed pension reform initiative that would allow local governments to negotiate changes to government employees' retirement benefits. Reed sued Attorney General Kamala Harris, a fellow Democrat, over the title and summary she assigned to the initiative, but a judge upheld it, making it unlikely that Reed's initiative will qualify for the ballot this year. Still, the second-term mayor says he and the other mayors who support the initiative are not giving up on their efforts to scale back public employee pensions. Photos courtesy of Phil Kampel.

 

Capitol Plaza Ballroom
1025 9th Street, 3rd Floor

 

 

 


 
March 2014 Neel Kashkari PDF  | Print |  E-mail

 

On Thursday, March 6th

The Sacramento Press Club welcomed

Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari

 

Neel Kashkari faces a tall order this election year. A relative newcomer on the California political scene, Kashkari announced in January that he will challenge Gov. Jerry Brown. Best known for running the U.S. Treasury Department’s Troubled Asset Relief Program when the financial crisis struck in 2008, Kashkari is running partly on his experience operating that program, in which he brought together Republican and Democratic lawmakers to write and pass landmark legislation. An Ohio native, Kashkari earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering at the University of Illinois and worked in the aerospace engineering industry before opting to join the world of finance, earning an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has spent the better part of the last year touring the state and meeting with people as he explored a bid for public office.

 

 

 


 
February 2014 Darrell Steinberg PDF  | Print |  E-mail

 

 

 

 

 

On Thursday, February 20th

The Sacramento Press Club welcomed

Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg

Since his ascension to the post of Senate President Pro Tempore in 2008, Darrell Steinberg has overseen California’s upper chamber during some of the toughest economic times in modern history, while advocating for causes he cares about such as mental health. He was honored with the John F Kennedy Profile in Courage award by the Kennedy Library Foundation for his leadership in bipartisan budget negotiations that helped close California’s massive budget deficit. As he enters his final year in the California Senate, Steinberg will oversee a vigorous debate over how the state should spend its new surplus, including his efforts to push for expanded kindergarten programs. If you missed the luncheon click here to see coverage of the event.

 

Thursday, March 6th

The Sacramento Press Club is pleased to welcome

Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari

Neel Kashkari faces a tall order this election year. A relative newcomer on the California political scene, Kashkari announced in January that he will challenge Gov. Jerry Brown, who is widely expected to seek re-election and has amassed a financial war chest. Best known for running the U.S. Treasury Department’s Troubled Asset Relief Program when the financial crisis struck in 2008, Kashkari is running partly on his experience operating that program, in which he brought together Republican and Democratic lawmakers to write and pass landmark legislation. An Ohio native, Kashkari earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering at the University of Illinois and worked in the aerospace engineering industry before opting to join the world of finance, earning an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has spent the better part of the last year touring the state and meeting with people as he explored a bid for public office. Please join us to hear Kashkari discuss his ideas about the future of our state.

 

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Capitol Plaza Ballroom
1025 9th Street, 3rd Floor

Buffet Lunch

Registration: 11:30; Lunch begins at Noon

 

Members $29, Non-Members $40.

RSVP deadline is 5pm Tuesday, March 4th.

 

 
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