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Harvey Rosenfield

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Harvey Rosenfield (b. 1952 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a lawyer and consumer advocate.[1] He is best known as the author of California Proposition 103 (1988), a ballot proposal that reformed car insurance rates in California.[2] In 2008, the Consumer Federation of America estimated that Proposition 103 had saved California consumers an estimated $61.8 billion since 1988.[3]

In 1985, Rosenfield founded Consumer Watchdog, a consumer advocacy group that describes itself as "a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing an effective voice for taxpayers and consumers in an era when special interests dominate public discourse, government and politics."[1][4] Rosenfield left the organization's day-to-day operations in 2004, and continues on as its chief outside counsel.[5]

Steven Maviglio

Rosenfield came under fire in 2012 from Democratic political consultant Steven Maviglio, who launched a website that was critical of Consumer Watchdog. Maviglio's website disclosed that in 2011, Rosenfield made $450,000.[5]

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