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|California Insurance Commissioner|
|Bachelor's||University of Texas (1978)|
|Master's||Stanford University (1980)|
|Birthday||June 4, 1957|
Prior to his political career, Poizner worked in the Silicon Valley as a high tech entrepreneur; founding both SnapTrak, Inc. and Strategic Mapping, Inc. SnapTrak was sold for $1.2 billion in 2000. He was a White House Fellow and Director of Critical Infrastructure Protection at the National Security Council from 2001-2002.
Poizner earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas in 1978 and an MBA from Stanford University in 1980.
- In 2000, Poizner contributed about $200,000 to the campaign to pass Proposition 39. Proposition 39 lowered the threshold required to pass local education taxes from a two-thirds vote to 55 percent.
- Poizner was a critic of California Proposition 1A (2009) and pledged not to raise any taxes if he was elected governor in 2010.
A supporter of term limits, Poizner announced in October 2007 that he was donating $1.5 million to the Alliance for California's Renewal, a campaign committee that opposed California's Proposition 93.,
Proposition 93 would have allowed legislative incumbents to stay in office longer.
Poizner is married to Carol Poizner and together they have one child.
- Steve Poizner's official campaign website
- Poizner on Project Vote Smart
- Bio of Poizner on California Department of Insurance website
|California Commissioner of Insurance
| Succeeded by|
Dave Jones (D)