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Schwarzenegger Transition Committee List
NBC11 News ^ | October 9, 2003 | NBC 11 News

Posted on 10/09/2003 9:33:31 PM PDT by carbon14

List Of Transition Committee Members

Governor-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the members of his Transition Committee chaired by Congressman David Dreier (R-San Dimas).

"In my campaign, I said that I would reach across the political aisle and bring the best and brightest people together to help us solve the problems facing California," Schwarzenegger said. "The Transition Committee I am announcing today is a distinguished group of men and women who share my commitment to restoring California to greatness."

Schwarzenegger announced his Transition Committee at a press conference in Santa Monica with the chairman of the Committee, Congressman Dreier.

Transition Committee A Transition Committee that will comprise 65 members who are leaders in their respective fields and are drawn from a broad range of professional, community, and academic backgrounds. The committee will be coordinated by the Staff Director to bring forward recommendations of individuals to serve in senior positions in the Schwarzenegger administration. Media wishing to contact any members of the transition committee should contact Patrick Dorinson at (310) 314-2681.

Director of Independent Audit The director of the independent audit, Donna Arduin is currently on leave as Director of the State of Florida's Office of Policy and Budget. As director, Arduin oversees the Florida Governor's budget and policy recommendations, with responsibility for overseeing Florida's $50 billion state budget. While many states have developed budget deficits, Florida's budget maintains $2.7 billion in reserves. Prior to this position, Arduin served as director of the New York State Division of the Budget in 1989, First Deputy Director of the New York State Division of the Budget from 1995 to 1997, and as Chief Deputy Director of the State of Michigan's Office of Management and Budget for the State of Michigan from 1992 to 1994.

"Donna has served as a fiscal and budget expert for some of the largest states in the country," Schwarzenegger said. "Her experience, expertise and keen mind make her the right person for this critical job."

Transition Committee Staff Congressman Dreier announced that Jim Richardson will serve as Staff Director of the Office of the Transition Committee. Currently chief of staff to Senate Republican Leader Jim Brulte, Richardson has also served as Chief of Staff for Assembly Republican Leader Bill Leonard, and Chief Administrative Officer for the Assembly Rules Committee.

Dreier also announced that Rob Stutzman will serve as Communications Director for the transition team. Stutzman currently serves as co-communications director for the Schwarzenegger for Governor campaign, and has also served as communications director for the California Department of Justice.

Sacramento Transition Office Dreier announced that the Transition Office is located in Sacramento, which will serve as the base of operations as the governor-elect builds his staff. The office is located at 831 L Street, Sacramento, California 95814. The phone number for the transition office is (916) 321-9300, the fax number is (916) 321-9301.

Individuals interested in applying for a position with the Schwarzenegger Administration should visit for a link to the application and list of statutory positions appointed by the governor.

Schwarzenegger Transition Team Memebers

Chairman: David Dreier As a member of Congress representing the eastern cities of Los Angeles County, Representative Dreier is the Chairman of the House Rules Committee and the Chairman of the California Republican delegation in the House of Representatives.


Dean Andal Mr. Andal was Chairman of the State Board of Equalization between 1994 and 2002. He served in the state Assembly between 1990-04, where he was the chief budget negotiator for the Republicans. Prior to his tenure in the California Assembly, Mr. Andal ran Andal Communications, a marketing firm specializing in real estate and banking. Stockton.

Eloise Anderson Ms. Anderson currently serves as the Director of the Program for the American Family at the Claremont Institute. She previously served as Director of the Department of social Services for the State of California. Prior to that, she directed social services for Governor Tommy Thompson in Wisconsin. Ms. Anderson is a nationally recognized champion of welfare reform. Sacramento.

Annelise Anderson Dr. Anderson is a Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. She was Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Reagan Administration and focused on domestic budget policy. Prior to her service in the federal government, she was Professor of Economics and Finance at California State University, Hayward. Dr. Anderson earned her Ph.D. in Business Administration from Columbia University. She served on the Commission on Privatization in the Reagan Administration and Governor Pete Wilson's Council of Economic Advisors. Palo Alto.

Bill Baker Mr. Baker served as a member of Congress from 1993-1997; he also served as a member of the California State Assembly between 1981 and 1993. Contra Costa.

Eli Broad Mr. Broad is a well-known business leader and philanthropist. He is the chairman of AIG SunAmerica, founder and chairman of KB Home and founder of The Broad Foundation. He also serves on the board of trustees of CalTech and established the Broad Institute for School Boards, The Eli Broad College of Business and the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University. He is also responsible for founding the Eli and Edythe Broad Institute for Biomedical Research in partnership with MIT and Harvard. Los Angeles.

Willie Lewis Brown, Jr. Mayor Brown was has served two terms as Mayor of San Francisco, was the longest serving Speaker of the California State Assembly and has a long and distinguished career as a civil rights activist and attorney. He has also served as Trustee of the California State University, Regent of the University of California and Chair of the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee. San Francisco.

Tammy Bruce This well-known writer and political commentator was the host of the KFI-AM talk program "The Tammy Bruce Show." She is currently a syndicated columnist and commentator for the Fox News Channel. She is a former president of the LA chapter of NOW and currently a member of the organization's national Board of Directors. A nationally known feminist, she received her B.A. from USC. Los Angeles.

James Brulte Currently serving as the Senate Republican Leader, Senator Brulte has represented California's 31st district for 12 years; focusing his efforts on education, regulatory reform, crime reduction and improving the state's business climate. Prior to his service in the state legislature, he served on the staff of former U.S. Senator S.I. Hayakawa as well as in the Reagan/Bush Administration. Inland Empire.

Carol Chandler Ms. Chandler is a partner at Chandler Farms. Located in Selma, they grow tree fruit, grapes, and almonds. She is a former secondary school teacher and community college instructor. Ms. Chandler is a member of the California Postsecondary Education Commission. And previously served on the UC Board of Regents. Central Valley.

Mike Carona Sheriff Carona has lead the 5th largest sheriff's force in the nation since 1998. He is a member of the White House Commission on Homeland Security as well as The Emergency Services, Law Enforcement, and Public Health and Hospitals Advisory committee. He is also author of Save My Son, a story of a mother and a Sheriff who unite to reclaim the lives of addicted offenders. He began his career in law enforcement in 1977. Orange County.

Rick J. Caruso Mr. Caruso was appointed to the Los Angeles Police Commission in 2001 and serves as its President. Previously, he served on the Board of Water and Power Commission and was the youngest member ever appointed to that board. He is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Caruso Affiliated Holdings, a national diversified real estate company known for its community-sensitive approach to development. Winner of numbers awards and honors, he has been the recipient of the Humanitarian Award from The National Conference for Community and Justice. A native of Los Angeles, he received he B.S. with honors from USC and J.D. from Pepperdine University where he was a Brock Scholar. Los Angeles.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper A well-respected human rights activist, Rabbi Cooper is the Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and oversees the Wiesenthal Center's international social action agenda including worldwide anti-Semitism, Nazi war crimes and restitution, terrorism and tolerance education. He is also widely recognized as a pioneer and authority on digital hate and the Internet and has testified before the UN, US Senate, Japanese Diet, Parliament and Israel's Knesset. Author of children's books and editor-in-chief of Response Magazine, he received his BA and MS from Yeshiva University and his Ph.D. from Jewish University of America. Los Angeles.

Jon Coupal Mr. Coupal is a recognized expert in California tax policy. He is an attorney and President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association with offices in Los Angeles and Sacramento. Sacramento.

Dave Cox Assemblyman Cox represents the 5th Assembly District (Sacramento area.) and is the current Republican leader of the Assembly. Prior to his election to the State Assembly, Cox served for six years on the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors. He also served on the Commission on State Mandates. Sacramento.

David Crane Mr. Crane is a partner at Babcock & Brown, LLP, and a law firm specializing in international financial services and asset-based financings and acquisitions. Mr. Crane received his undergraduate degree from the university of Michigan and his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he was a member and editor of the Law Review. He serves as a Trustee of the San Francisco Day School and an Advisory Trustee of Environmental Defense. San Francisco.

Viet Dinh Currently, a professor of law and Deputy Director of Asian Law and Policy Studies at Georgetown University Law Center, Mr. Dinh has had a distinguished career in the field of legal policy. Prior to his current position, he was the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy at the U.S. Justice Department. Mr. Dinh was a law clerk to Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. He also served as Associate Special Counsel to the U.S. Senate Whitewater Committee. He is a member of the District of Columbia and U.S. Supreme Court bars. Washington, D.C.

Charles P. Diamond He currently serves as head of O'Melveny & Myers' Litigation Practice Group, which he began in 1983. The group has grown to a full-scale nationwide IP/entertainment/commercial litigation practice for a broad spectrum of businesses inside and outside the entertainment industry. Trained as a trial attorney, he has served as a member of the Central District's Indigent Defense Panel, taking at least one case all the way to the US Supreme Court. He is an author and frequent guest on television commenting on intellectual property litigation. Mr. Diamond received his B.A. from UCLA and J.D. cum laude from New York University. He also serves as Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees, Children's Institute International and the Willows Community School in Culver City. Los Angeles.

Susan Estrich Ms. Estrich is a law professor at USC and a frequent commentator on television news programs. She was a senior policy advisor to Walter Mondale's presidential campaign in 1984 and managed Governor Dukakis' presidential bid in 1988. She was the first woman elected editor of the Harvard Law Review. Los Angeles.

Carleton S. (Carly) Fiorina Since joining Hewlett-Packard Corporation as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Fiorina has lead HP's reinvention as a company that makes the Internet work for businesses and consumers. Prior to joining HP, she spent nearly 20 years at AT&T Lucent Technologies. She was named as an Honorary Fellow of the London Business School and serves on the board of Cisco Systems. She holds a B.A. from Stanford University, an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and a MS from MIT's Sloan School. Silicon Valley.

Matt Fong An attorney and business leader, Mr. Fong is president of Strategic Advisory Group and serves on various corporate boards and advisory groups. Mr. Fong was the State Treasurer from 1995-1999. From 1991 and 1995 he served on the State Board of Equalization. In 1998 he was the Republican nominee for the United States Senate. He graduated the USAF Academy and continues to serve as a Lt. Col. In the USAF Reserves. His MBA is from Pepperdine University; J.D. from Southwestern University. Los Angeles.

Bonnie Garcia As member of the California State Assembly, she represents the 80th District. She has worked in both the private and public sectors and served on numerous community boards. Her focus is on increasing access to education, healthcare and small business opportunities. San Diego.

Bob Grady Mr. Grady heads the Carlyle Group's venture capital funds. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Grady was an executive director of the Office of Management and Budget and a Deputy Assistant to President George Bush. Mr. Grady also serves on the faculty at the Stanford School of Business. He holds an A.B. from Harvard College and an MBA from Stanford University. San Francisco.

Jim Hahn A lifelong resident of Los Angeles, Mayor Hahn was elected Mayor of the City of Los Angeles in June of 2001. Prior to his election as mayor, he served Los Angeles as City Attorney and as City Controller. A Prosecutor for 20 years, Mayor Hahn is strongly committed to making Los Angeles the safest big city in America, improving the quality of life for residents in all Los Angeles neighborhoods and increasing access to after school programs. Los Angeles.

Peter Hannaford A senior consultant with APCO Worldwide, a public affairs/strategic marketing firm, Mr. Hannaford has had extensive experience in the public sector. He assisted in the Ronald Reagan Governor's Office and later in the White House. He is an author of numerous books on political topics and is considered an expert in communications. Washington,D.C.

John M. Hein As Associate Executive Director of the California Teachers Association, Mr. Hein oversees the political and legislative activities of the state's largest teachers union. He also serves on the board of the California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance and the Center for Collaborative Policy. Previously, he was with the National Education Association and served on the staff of U.S.Vice President Hubert Humphrey. Sacramento.

Warren Hellman As the co-founder and Chairman, Hellman & Friedman, Mr. Hellman also serves as a Director of The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., D.N.& E. Walter & Co., Levi Strauss & Co., and WPP Group PLC. Previously, Mr. Hellman was a General Partner of Hellman, Ferris Investment Associates; Matrix Management Company; and Lehman Brothers. At Lehman Brothers, he served as President as well as head of the Investment Banking Division, and Chairman of Lehman Corporation (a closed-end investment company). Mr. Hellman graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and the Harvard Business School. Mr. Hellman is also a Trustee of The San Francisco Foundation and a member of the UC Berkley Walter A. Haas School of Business Advisory Board. San Francisco.

Bob Hertzberg Mr. Hertzberg is a partner in the law firm of Mayer, Brown. He was Speaker of the Assembly from 1999 to 2002 and represented the Van Nuys area in the Assembly from 1996 to 2002. Prior to his service in the Legislature, he practiced real estate and commercial law, and was active in local politics. Los Angeles

Bonnie Hill Ms. Hill is president of B. Hill Enterprises, LLC a consulting firm specializing in corporate governance, board organization, and public policy issues. She is also the chief operating officer of Icon Blue, a brand marketing company based in Los Angeles. Prior to 2001, Bonnie was president and chief executive officer of The Times Mirror Foundation and senior vice president, communications and public affairs for the Los Angeles Times. She serves on several Fortune 500 boards of directors, is an advisor or board member of several leading civic and educational institutions. Ms. Hill was the White House Director of Consumer Affairs in the Bush Administration (41) and as the state California Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency. Los Angeles.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: catrans; schwarzenegger; transitionteam
Some details left out of bios: former Sen. Morgan is wife of Applied Materials CEO, James Morgan.

Interesting that Florida has $2.7 billion in reserve.

1 posted on 10/09/2003 9:33:31 PM PDT by carbon14
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2 posted on 10/09/2003 9:35:11 PM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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Willie Lewis Brown, Jr. Mayor Brown was has served two terms as Mayor of San Francisco, was the longest serving Speaker of the California State Assembly and has a long and distinguished career as a civil rights activist and attorney. He has also served as Trustee of the California State University, Regent of the University of California and Chair of the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee. San Francisco.

Crazy to have this man on anything

3 posted on 10/09/2003 9:40:50 PM PDT by GeronL (Please visit
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To: GeronL
The dems out gunned again
4 posted on 10/09/2003 9:46:26 PM PDT by spokeshave (Cancel the San Jose Merc and the one way truck to Nevada)
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5 posted on 10/09/2003 9:47:35 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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Crazy to have this man on anything

He knows where all the bodies are buried.

6 posted on 10/09/2003 9:48:12 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (Milquetoast Q. Whitebread is alive!)
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my mistake..
7 posted on 10/09/2003 9:48:42 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: GeronL
Mayors of major cities SF and LA probably there to give input on situation regarding allocation of tax revenues to local governments.
8 posted on 10/09/2003 9:54:22 PM PDT by carbon14
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Success, and Bush wins CA. Otherwise, disaster.
9 posted on 10/09/2003 9:57:35 PM PDT by onedoug
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Don't blame me, I voted for McClintock.
10 posted on 10/09/2003 10:01:52 PM PDT by TheAngryClam (Don't blame me, I voted for McClintock.)
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11 posted on 10/09/2003 10:04:02 PM PDT by GeronL (Please visit
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Very smart to include Willie. There's an old saying, "Keep your friends close and keep your emenies closer." Willie is exceptionally clever. It is also said that he can steal your socks without removing your shoes.

One of Arnold's big challenges will be Sen. John Burton, who is the 'Rat head of the Senate. Willie may help to counter Burton.

Remember that the 'Rats still control the legislature and many other offices. This list suggests that Arnold is much shrewder than most people imagined.

12 posted on 10/09/2003 10:04:38 PM PDT by owl
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Doesnt hurt to have Maria and clan backing you up...instead of working against you either...
13 posted on 10/09/2003 10:49:52 PM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: carbon14
Poking through on first glance...

Bill Jones - good
Frank Jordan - good. I used to work for his wife at Wells Fargo - he is a REALLY decent man.
Tom McEnery- good
Ivan Reitman - no kidding ... don't know about his politics (anyone?) but am tickled by his movies
Bill Simon - good
14 posted on 10/09/2003 10:58:35 PM PDT by bootless (Never Forget)
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Wow! talk about hitting the ground running! Looks as if Arnold is going to be an action hero again!

By the way, how can Florida have a surplus in its budget? Oh, yes, Republican Governor, Republican Legislature.
15 posted on 10/10/2003 12:06:52 AM PDT by SubMareener
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Bill Pauli - California Farm Bureau - GOOD man! I have known him for many years. He owns a winery on the Coast. Conservative and understands the property rights, water and environmental issues from a business perspective.
16 posted on 10/10/2003 12:19:16 AM PDT by marsh2
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I have my concerns about the Farm Bureau. Lately, I have seen more interest in real estate speculation than in farming (to the detriment of many of their members). The behavior reminds me a lot of the California Forestry Association, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sierra Pacific Industries.

I have yet to get a chance to speak with Bill Pauli. He has never returned a phone call. His legal people didn't either.
17 posted on 10/10/2003 7:13:10 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (California: Where government is pornography every day!)
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To: carbon14
This post has been added to the… California In Transition- Must read Threads!

Want on our daily or major news ping lists? Freepmail DoctorZin

18 posted on 10/10/2003 10:16:17 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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