Charles Munger, Jr.
In 2006, Munger was a member of California's Curriculum Commission, an advisory commission of the California State Board of Education.
Munger married Charlotte Lowell in 1989. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Lowell is an attorney with the law firm, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom.
Munger told a reporter for the New York Times, "I would’ve been very welcome in Republican circles if I decided to go chuck 10 million in a bunch of races up and down the state to fight for Republican control of Congress. It isn’t a worthy ambition compared to doing this."
Alice Huffman, the president of the California N.A.A.C.P., said, "You know I’m hard pressed to agree with what a Republican says. But it’s plain wrong to say just because he’s a Republican, he’s doing something bad. This man is a do-gooder, plain and simple."
Ballot measure campaigns Munger has been involved in include:
- California Proposition 20, Congressional Redistricting (2010). $12,157,441 to the "yes" side, which won.
- California Proposition 77 (2005). He gave $100,000 to the "yes" side, which lost.
- California Proposition 60 (2004). He gave $200,000 to the "No on 60" side of this ballot proposition.
- California Proposition 93 (2008). He gave $100,000 to the "No on 93" side, which won.
From 2005-2009, Munger contributed $5.7 million to political campaigns.
- Letter from Charles Munger to National Mathematics Panel
- New York Times, "Charlotte A. Lowell Wed To Charles T. Munger Jr.", February 12, 2010
- Sacramento Bee, "Prop 11 backer pours more cash into a new redistricting push", January 13, 2010
- California Watch, "Wealthy donor's passion project is redistricting - but will voters care?", October 17, 2010
- New York Times, "Tackling Redistricting With Money and Zeal", October 7, 2010
- Sacramento Bee, "Donors give millions, hide their motives", April 18, 2010