List of California Proposition 11 donors and supporters

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A list of supporters, endorsers and donors for California Proposition 11 (2008).[1]

Supporters/endorsers of Proposition 11

Honorary Chairs

  • Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Steve Westly, Former State Controller

Campaign Co-Chairs

  • Jeannine English, California State President, AARP
  • Janis R. Hirohama, President, League of Women Voters of California
  • Gary Toebben, President/CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Allan Zaremberg, President/CEO, California Chamber of Commerce
  • Kathay Feng, Executive Director, California Common Cause
  • Zabrae Valentine, Executive Director, California Forward Action Fund
  • Bill Hauck, President, California Business Roundtable

California Leaders

  • Gray Davis, Former Governor
  • Jim Brulte, Former CA Senate Republican Leader
  • Robert Hertzberg, Former CA Democrat Speaker of the Assembly
  • Fred Keeley, Former Speaker pro Tempore, CA State Assembly; Treasurer, Santa Cruz County
  • Eligio Nava, President, Central California Hispanic Chamber
  • Connie Rice, Civil Rights Attorney
  • Aubry Stone, President, California Black Chamber of Commerce

Steering Committee/Supporters

  • ACLU - Southern California
  • Bay Area Council
  • Bay Area Leadership Council
  • California Black Chamber of Commerce
  • California Democratic Council
  • California Police Chiefs Association
  • California Republican Assembly
  • California Small Business Association
  • California Taxpayers' Association
  • Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • National Federation of Independent Business, California
  • North San Diego County NAACP
  • Neighborhoods for Clean Elections
  • Santa Clara Cities Association
  • Silicon Valley Leadership Group
  • Small Business Action Committee
  • Bi-Partisan Supporters
  • Anaheim Democratic Club
  • Bay City Democrats
  • Beach Cities Republican Club
  • Bonita Democratic Council
  • California Log Cabin Republicans
  • Democrats of Central Orange County
  • Democrats of North Orange County
  • Democrats of West Orange County
  • Escondido Democratic Club
  • Independent
  • Lake San Marcos Democratic Club
  • Los Angeles County Republican
  • Los Angeles Lincoln Club
  • Mesa Democrats
  • Newport Bay Area Democratic Club
  • Pacific Beach Democrats
  • Placer County Republican Party
  • Potrero Hill Democratic Club
  • Robert F. Kennedy Democratic Club
  • Patrick Henry Democratic Club
  • Pomona Valley Democratic Club
  • Stanford Democrats
  • Ventura County Republican Party


  • Association of California School Administrators
  • Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs
  • Bay Area Economic Institute
  • Black Political Council
  • BWOPA-PAC Black Women Organized for Political Action
  • BWOPA-PAC Fresno/San Joaquin Valley
  • BWOPA-PAC Oakland/Berkeley
  • California Asian/Pacific Islander Peace Officer Coalition
  • California Association of Health Underwriters (CAHU)
  • California Black Chamber of Commerce
  • California Business Roundtable
  • California Church IMPACT
  • California Coalition of Law Enforcement Associations (CCLEA)
  • California Manufacturers & Technology Association
  • California Metals Coalition
  • California Mexican American Chamber
  • California Police Chiefs Association
  • California Reserve Peace Officers Association (CRPOA)
  • California Senior Advocates League
  • Carson Chamber of Commerce
  • Carroll Park Neighborhood Association
  • City of Gilroy
  • City of Morgan Hill
  • City of Pasadena
  • City of Saratoga
  • Corona Chamber of Commerce
  • Council on Educating Black Children
  • Fresno Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Fresno Citizens for Good Government
  • Fresno Sheriff Sergeants Association
  • Greater Lakewood Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce
  • Hispanic 100
  • Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
  • Kern County Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Kern County Taxpayers Association
  • Lake County Branch NAACP
  • Lake Elsinore Chamber of Commerce
  • Long Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce
  • Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association
  • Mabuhay Alliance
  • Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Murrieta Chamber of Commerce
  • New America Foundation
  • North San Diego County NAACP
  • Oakland Branch NAACP
  • Ontario Chamber of Commerce
  • Orange County Professional Firefighters Association
  • Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce
  • Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Riverside Deputy Sheriffs Association
  • Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce
  • San Diego Neighborhood for Clean Elections
  • Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce
  • Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce
  • Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Solano County Black Chamber of Commerce
  • South Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Southern California Alliance of Law Enforcement (SCALE)
  • Southwest Legislative Council
  • Temecula Chamber of Commerce
  • The Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs
  • The California Taxpayer Protection Committee
  • Torrance Chamber of Commerce
  • Unified Grocers, Inc
  • Valley Industry and Commerce Association
  • Victor Valley African American Chamber of Commerce
  • Visalia Chamber of Commerce


  • AGF Media Services
  • American Capital Markets Group
  • Brewer Insurance Service
  • Byrd Development
  • Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom
  • Dave Pierce and Associates
  • Edwin Lombard Management
  • Garcia Gallery, Inc.
  • Ginochio Engineering Contractors
  • Greene Engineers
  • Hannah Construction
  • James Ziegler Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Kleine Editorial Services
  • KV Company, Inc.
  • LibraryWorld, Inc.
  • Lucky Productions/Csitos Enterprises
  • McDonald Medical Consultants
  • Parnell Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Polenzani Benefits & Insurance Services, LL
  • Ron Grauer Studio
  • Southern California Strategic Research
  • Stirnaman Insurance
  • Trimax Capital Group, Inc.

Elected Officials

Titles and organizations listed for identifications purposes only

  • Walt Allen, Councilmember, City of Covina
  • Gus Ayers, Councilmember, City of Fountain Valley
  • Tom Bates, Mayor, City of Berkeley
  • Lee Baca, Sheriff, Los Angeles County
  • Bern Beecham, Former Mayor, City of Palo Alto
  • Bill Bogaard, Mayor City of Pasadena
  • Mark Bowen, Trustee, Long Beach Community College District
  • Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember, City of Berkeley
  • Duane Chamberlain, County Supervisor, Yolo County
  • Jay Chen, Board Member, hacienda La-Puente Unified School District
  • Laura Chick, City Controller, City of Los Angeles
  • Duane Chamberlain, County Supervisor, Yolo County
  • Alona Clifton, Trustee, Peralta Community College District
  • Pete Constant, Councilmember, San Jose City Council
  • Chief Jerry Dyer, President, California Police Chiefs Association
  • Doug Dehaan, Councilmember, City of Alameda
  • Gary DeLong, Councilmember, City of Long Beach
  • Rose Espinoza, Mayor City of La Habra
  • David Flory, Mayor, City of Woodland
  • Donna Frye, Councilmember, City of San Diego
  • Scott Haggerty, President of the Board of Supervisors, Alameda County
  • Kurt Hahn, North Sonoma County Hospital District Board Member
  • Chris Holden, Councilmember, City of Pasadena
  • Ardy Kassakhian, City Clerk, City of Glendale
  • Janice Keating, Councilmember, City of Modesto
  • Aaron Klein, Sierra College Trustee, Sierra Joint Community College District
  • Frank Matarrese, Councilmember, City of Alameda
  • Ken Maddox, School Board Trustee, Capistrano Unified School District
  • Chad Mayes, Councilmember, Yucca Valley City
  • Margaret McAustin, Councilmember, City of Pasadena
  • Richard P. Montgomery, Mayor, City of Manhattan Beach
  • Teri Murrison, County Supervisor, Tuolumne County
  • Nancy Nadel, Councilmember, City of Oakland
  • Owen Newcomer, Councilmember, City of Whittier
  • Kristin Olsen, Councilmember, City of Modesto
  • Mike Preston, City Councilmember, City of San Marcos
  • Bill Quirk, Councilmember, City of Hayward
  • Steve Remige, President, Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs
  • Jacque Robinson, Councilmember, City of Pasadena
  • Anthony Santos, Mayor City of San Leandro
  • Jack Scott, State Senator, California Senate District 21
  • Arne Simonsen, Councilmember, City of Antioch
  • Richard Spees, Former Oakland City Council Member
  • John S. Stammreich, Chairman, 54th Assembly District Republican Central Committee
  • Michael Sweeny, Mayor, City of Hayward
  • Lena Tam, Vice Mayor, City of Alameda
  • Paul K. Tanaka, Mayor, City of Gardena, Assistant Sheriff, Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department
  • Sid Tyler, Councilmember, City of Pasadena
  • Paul Walters, Chief of Police, Santa Ana
  • Lara Weisiger, City Clerk, City of Alameda
  • Barbra Williamson, Councilmember, City of Simi Valley


Titles and organizations listed for identifications purposes only

  • Ken Arnold, CDP Nominee, Assembly District 68
  • Bob Bueke, CEO, Bob Bueke and Companies
  • Jeff Baker, President, AGF Media Services
  • Faith Bautista, Executive Director, Mabuhay Alliance, Inc.
  • Steve Blount, CDP Nominee, Assembly District 67
  • Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, UC Irvine School of Law
  • Shane Connolly, CRP Nominee, State Senate District 13
  • Leslie Cornejo, Chairman, CA Association of Political Centrists
  • Daniel Curtin, Director of the California Conference of Carpenters
  • Robert Cuthbert, CDP Nominee, Assembly District 33
  • Herb Engstrom, Treasurer, California Democratic Council
  • Walter Hill, Jr., President/CEO, Icon Blue
  • John B. Gatlin, Senior Vice President, Nestle USA
  • Loretta Hanson, Vice President, Banger Harley Davidson
  • Judith Hess, Leader, Progressive Democrats of America
  • Dr. Bill Honigman, CA State Coordinator, Progressive Democrats of America
  • Barbara Inatsugu, Former President, League of Women Voters of California
  • Hannah-Beth Jackson, Former Member, CA Assembly
  • Jacqueline Jacobberger, Former President, League of Women Voters of California
  • Judy Jones, CDP Nominee, Assembly District 73
  • Tom Jones, Former Chairman, Placer County Rep. Party
  • Lucy L. Killea, Retired State Legislator
  • Norman Kline, Former Mayor, City of Saratoga
  • Emie Konnyu, Former Member, US Congress
  • Susan Kopicki, Coordinator, Democracy for America
  • David Leonard, Liberty Program Coordinator, Salvation Army
  • Carol Lugo, Vice President, Barlow Foundation
  • Joe Lyons, CDP Nominee, State Senate District 29
  • Andrae Macapiniac, Historian, Democratic Caucus at San Jose State University
  • John MacMurray, Candidate for Assembly
  • Nancy Mahr, LWV/LA County
  • Doug McCarron, General President of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters
  • Molly McClanahan, Former Mayor, City of Fullerton
  • Robert Melsh, CDP Region 19 Director
  • Jim Moreno, California Democratic Party, Region 18
  • Joe Nation, Former Assemblymember, 6th District
  • Eligio Nava, President, Central Valley Hispanic Chamber
  • Ralph Pesquiera, Former Chair, San Diego Commission
  • Sarah Pillsbury, Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network
  • Charlotte Pirch, League of Women Voters of Orange Coast
  • Alfred Plamann, President and CEO, Unified Grocers
  • Tim Prince, CDP Nominee, Congressional District 41
  • James P. Preusch, CFO, Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority JPA
  • Sharon Rubalcava, Partner, Weston, Benshoof, Rocherfort, Rubalcava and MacCuish, LLP
  • David Schecter, California State University Fresno
  • Marvin Schachter, Senior Advocacy Council of Pasadena
  • Diane Singer, CDP Nominee, Assembly District 60
  • John A. Smith, Director, CDP Region 16
  • Miguel Ucovich, Councilmember, Town of Loomis
  • Meg Whitman, Former President & CEO eBay
  • Jon Wellinger, Senior Vice President, AT&T
  • Carl Wood, CDP Nominee, Assembly District 65
  • Steve Young, Democratic Candidate for Congress, CA 48

California Newspapers

  • San Jose Mercury
  • Fresno Bee
  • The Torrance Daily Breeze
  • San Diego Union Tribune
  • Pasadena Now
  • LA Daily News
  • North County Times
  • Stockton Record
  • San Gabriel Valley Tribune
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Lompoc Record

Donors to the Proposition 11 campaign

Three officially filed committees expended funds supporting Proposition 11. They were the "Schwarzenegger's California Dream Team," "California Voters First," and "Yes on Prop 11."[2][3][4][5]

Altogether, $16,279,892 was contributed to the campaign in favor of a "yes" vote on Proposition 11.[6]

Donors of $100,000 or more were:

Donor Amount
California Dream Team $3,027,287
Charles Munger $1,250,000
Brian L. Harvey $600,000
Jerrold Perenchio $525,000
New Majority California $377,500
Reed Hastings $353,595
Michael Bloomberg (Mayor of New York City)[7] $250,000
Lester Howard (of Williams-Sonoma) $250,000
California Dental Association $250,000
Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler $250,000
Margaret Whitman $200,000
Zenith Insurance $200,000
Haim Saban $200,000
California Chamber of Commerce $160,000
Donald G. Fisher $150,000
T. Gary Rogers $150,000
Eli Broad $150,000
Chevron Corp. $150,000
Rick J. Caruso $150,000
Beny Alagem $128,126
Elliott B. Broidy $100,000
California Forward Action Issues Fund $100,000
Robert Day $100,000
Boone Pickens $100,000
William C. Powers $100,000
Charles Schwab $100,000
California Association of Health Underwriters $100,000
Autonation $100,000

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