L. John Doerr

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L. John Doerr (b. June 29, 1951) is a California investor at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He was appointed in February 2009 to serve as a member of President Barack Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board.[1] In March 2010, he was ranked by Forbes as the 582nd richest person in the world, with a net worth of $1.7 billion.[2]

Ballot measure donations

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See also: Donations to California's 2010 ballot propositions

According to MapLight, Doerr together with his wife, Ann, were the 12th largest donors to the ballot proposition campaigns for the November 2, 2010 ballot.[3]

Doerr has donated to efforts to promote stem cell research, to impose taxes on oil and to a legislative redistricting measure. He and his wife Ann were also the lead donors to Proposition 39 (2000), which reduced the threshold required to pass local California school district bond issues from a 2/3rds supermajority vote to a 55 percent supermajority vote.

Ballot measure Description Doerr position Doerr donation
Proposition 23 (2010) Environment Opposed $2,100,000
Proposition 26 (2010) Taxes Opposed $400,000
Proposition 87 (2006) Taxes Supported $950,000
Proposition 88 (2006) Taxes Supported $2,000,000
Proposition 77 (2005) Redistricting Supported $425,000
Proposition 71 (2004) Stem cells Supported $1,900,000
Proposition 39 (2000) Education Supported $6,010,000