National Leadership Posts

Added some information today about leadership posts in national organizations held by California elected officials;

Chair, National Governors Association
James Rolph (1933-1934)

President, National Association of Secretaries of State
Frank M. Jordan (1948-1949)

Chair, Council of State Governments
Charles Conrad (1973)

Chair, American Legislative Exchange Council
Ray Haynes (2000)

President, National Conference of State Legislatures
Jim Costa (President, 2000-2001)

Chair, Democratic Governors Association
Gray Davis (2001)

Co-Chair, National Conference of State Legislatures
Fiona Ma (2011-2012)

President, National Association of Latino Elected Officials
Alex Padilla (2012-2013)


Updated 8/27/2012 @ 1:22 PM: Andrew Duffy of the Senate Republican Fiscal Office provided the information about Alex Padilla that I just added to the list above. Thank you!

Jill Stein is officially Green Party nominee

Green Party Nominee Jill Stein

Jill Stein, Green Party Nominee for President

Delegates to the Green Party National Convention selected Jill Stein as their Presidential nominee this weekend. Stein selected homeless advocate Cheri Honkala of Philadelphia as her running mate on Friday.

Three California parties have yet to officially announce their Presidential nominees; the Democrats, the Republicans, and the Peace and Freedom Party.

AIP Presidential Nomination

When the General Election rolls around this November, there will be seven candidates for President (one for each of California’s seven qualified political parties). This weekend we will find out the first of those seven names when the American Independent Party selects it’s nominee at the national convention this weekend.

No exact timeline has been set for when the nomination will be made, but should be either Saturday evening or Sunday morning. We will let you know as we learn more.