by CABPRO Staff
On Wednesday, September 15, California Assemblyman Daniel Logue (3rd District) faced San Francisco based activist Tom Steyer in a debate about the Pros and Cons of Proposition 23: The California Jobs Initiative which is on this coming November 2 ballot. Below is a link to the September 15 debate between the two along with bios for each (compliments of Wikipedia). We encourage you to watch the debate via The California Channel link found here and read the biographies of each while pondering the questions: Who stands to benefit financially should Proposition 23 fail and the full fury of Assembly Bill 32 be implemented? (Answer: Green Investors?)...... And, who is to benefit financially should Proposition 23 win? (Answer: Joe The Plumber?)
Bios of Steyer and Logue
Tom Steyer is a leading Democratic activist and fundraiser. In 1983, he worked on the Walter Mondale for President campaign. He raised money for John Kerry in 2004. An early supporter of Hillary Clinton for President, Steyer became one of Barack Obama's most prolific fundraisers. Steyer served as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 2004 and 2008. He donated $2.5 million and has pledged to contribute $2.5 million more to the No on Prop. 23 campaign, the measure on the November 2010 ballot concerning California's environmental legislation, AB32. Since 1986, Steyer has been a partner and member of the Executive Committee at Hellman & Friedman, a San Francisco-based $8 billion private equity firm. Farallon Capital Management, LLC, manages $20 billion in capital for institutions and high net worth individuals.
Daniel Logue is a Republican Assemblyman who represents California's 3rd State Assembly district. He was first elected in November of 2008. Prior to serving in the Assembly, Logue served as a Yuba County Supervisor. Logue was elected twice to the Yuba County Board of Supervisors. He also owned his own realty firm, Logue Realty. Logue was the Yolo County Chairman for Ronald Reagan's 1980 Campaign and the Yuba County chairman George W. Bush's 2004 Campaign, and Arnold Schwarzenegger's 2006 gubernatorial campaign. He was also the founder of the Flood Control of Yuba- Sutter Political Action Committee. Furthermore, he was a member of the Yuba County Republican Party Executive Committee and a member of the California Republican Party State Central Committee. Dan Logue initiated and pushed forward Proposition 23 to be on the November 2 ballot.